Can We Eat Oil and Ghee Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat oil and ghee together or one after another, as there is no clear evidence that it is harmful or beneficial.

Oil and ghee are both healthy fats that can be used for cooking and enhancing the flavor of dishes.

Oil contains unsaturated fatty acids that can lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.

Ghee contains saturated fatty acids that can provide energy and support brain function.

According to Ayurveda, oil and ghee should not be eaten together or one after another, as they have opposite qualities and can create an imbalance in the body.

Ayurveda believes that oil is cooling and ghee is heating, and mixing them can cause indigestion, acidity, and inflammation.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that eating oil and ghee together or one after another is harmful or beneficial.

Some studies suggest that ghee may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can counteract the negative effects of oil.

Other studies suggest that ghee may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and obesity if consumed in excess.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating oil and ghee together or one after another you experience any side effects, such as nausea, bloating, or diarrhea, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of oil and ghee you consume.

Because too much of any fat can lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, and other health problems.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose high-quality oil and ghee that are pure, organic, and unrefined.

Because low-quality oil and ghee may contain additives, preservatives, or trans fats that can harm your health.

You can store oil and ghee in a cool, dark, and dry place, such as a cabinet or a pantry.

Do not store them near heat sources, such as stoves or ovens, or in direct sunlight, as this can cause them to oxidize or spoil.

Oil and ghee can last for several months or even years if stored properly.

Finally, remember, oil and ghee are sources of healthy fats that can enhance your diet and well-being.

But moderation is the key, as too much of anything can be harmful.

Try to balance your intake of oil and ghee with other nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins.

And enjoy the delicious dishes that oil and ghee can create.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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