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Kourtney Kardashian Has A Teaspoon Of Ghee Every Morning, Should You?

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Ghee is mostly used in South Asian households for cooking, but one Kardashian is eating a spoonful of it for breakfast.

In a recent blog post by Kourtney Kardashian, the 36-year-old mother of three wrote she has one teaspoon of the clarified butter to start her day, Cosmopolitan magazine reports.

Ghee is a source of fat traditionally used in Indian cooking and is often made at home by melting unsalted butter until it boils. During this process, milk solids found in the butter start to separate and are filtered out leaving behind a golden (and delicious) liquid.

But registered dietitian Raman Khatar of Food For Thought in Vancouver says you shouldn't be drinking a spoonful of it every morning.

"If you're having butter on toast or choosing between ghee or another type of fat, then ghee is a great choice because of the benefits it may bring," she tells The Huffington Post Canada.

As Cosmo notes, Kardashian described ghee to taste like "a caramelized substance with a nutty flavour" — although we see the nutty-ness of it, we have no idea where the caramelization comes in. To us, it tastes like an unsalted version of butter, with a different texture.

Replacing her cooking oils and regular butter for ghee, Kardashian wrote it can burn fat, help with digestion and support weight loss.

Besides cooking with it, other potential benefits of this liquid butter include being rich in fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, decreasing inflammation, and helping improve the digestive system.

But in regards to weight loss, Khatar says you shouldn't treat it as a miracle butter and if you are trying to watch your weight, you should be aware of how many calories you intake from a fatty source.

Our advice? Start cooking with it first.

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