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Todays topic for discussion: Does cow's ghee increases HDL? any evidence based claim?
Vd. Ajay Pithia: There are some peer reviewed articles showing the effect of ghrita - Journal name- AYU, Year – 2010, April june , Pmc id - 3215354
they indicate - " Our previous research on Sprague-Dawley outbred rats, which serve as a model for the general population, showed no effect of 5 and 10% ghee-supplemented diets on serum cholesterol and triglycerides. However, in Fischer inbred rats, which serve as a model for genetic predisposition to diseases, results of our previous research showed an increase in serum total cholesterol and triglyceride levels when fed a 10% ghee-supplemented diet."
thus it mean nothing is nectar or poison.. ghrita is good rather best but depends on the condition of a person.. "purusham purusham vikshyam" this principle is unique and works everywhere.. we have to keep the things in our mind regarding - situation of a person, dose and time of ghee, digestion of particular, metabolism, his workout etc etc.
another article - comparison of cow and buffalo ghee
‘actually mono saturated fatty acids said to be good for CV disease as it decrease LDL and increase HDL.. (ghee contains 60% saturated, 20-25% mono unsaturated fatty acids)but when it comes to ghee the trans fats are culprit.. during process of ghee making hydrogenation (liquid in to solid fat) occurs, and trans fat formed’
Vd. Bhavesh Thakkar: Cow ghee is a good topic to discuss, few days back came across a research paper that suggests caow ghee can help reduce LDL and VLDL, though it has no effect on High Density Lipoproteins as per the study.
Love to read more on its effect on HDL
Here is the link if any one interested :