8 Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)
My today’s article is about a food product which is beneficial and requires our immediate attention. The topic of my article is Health Benefits Of Ghee (Clarified Butter). I remember when I was young my mother used to forcefully put a spoon full of Desi ghee or clarified butter in my meal. This is something if you are an Indian you will completely relate to it. Mothers have a different kind of attachment towards ghee. Moreover, they are not wrong in saying this as ghee genuinely is a very beneficial product and in today’s article, I’ll be telling you about it.
⚫ALL ABOUT DESI GHEE ( CLARIFIED BUTTER)
Ghee, Ayurveda’s one of the most treasured foods, has incredible healing properties. According to Health practitioner Shilpa Arora, “Ghee consists of fat-soluble vitamins, which aid weight loss. Ghee also plays a key role in balancing hormones and maintaining healthy cholesterol. It also has a high heat point, which prevents it from producing free radicals that damage cell function.” It is said that ghee consists of fat-soluble vitamins and it also aids weight loss. Apart from these ghee consists of omega3 fatty acids and vitamin A. According to studies, ghee is a wonderful source of antioxidants like vitamin E. Which further helps in lowering the risk of cancer, arthritis, and cataracts. It is also linked with curing heart disease.
Researches have shown that eating fatty foods such as ghee can help the body absorb some essential vitamins and minerals. Further ghee is a product if prepared at home or bought from a good brand that is free of potentially unhealthy additives, preservatives, and trans fats. With the pure form of ghee and its low moisture content, the shelf life of this ghee is long. It can remain fresh for a year without refrigeration.
⚫BENEFITS OF GHEE ( CLARIFIED BUTTER )
There have been many types of research conducted on clarified butter and below is a list of some of the benefits of ghee (clarified butter)
In Ayurveda, ghee is treated as a medicine that is further used to cure burns and swelling. According to certain studies ghee consists of fatty acid butyrate which can soothe inflammation inside the body. Although this presence of fatty acid is yet not proved scientifically.
2. Combat obesity
I genuinely used to think that consuming excess ghee can cause unexceptional weight gain but that’s not true. According to studies, ghee is a source of CLA and linoleic acid. The CLA in ghee helps in reducing excessive weight and also helps in reducing excess mass in certain people. So, if you are not consuming ghee because of this factor, here I am resolving it for you.
3. Supports heart health
There are no second thoughts in this belief that ghee is rich in fat. But the fat in monounsaturated omega3 and further fosters in providing a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. The studies have even shown that including ghee in your balanced diet can help in reducing unhealthy cholesterol levels.
4. Alternative for lactose products
If we pay close attention to how ghee is prepared you will find out that it is prepared by removing milk solids. As a result, it contains only trace amounts of lactose and casein. Hence people who are lactose intolerant this is a good alternative for fat for you and for also the ones who are allergic to dairy products.
5. It’s a good source of energy
According to the book, ‘Healing Foods by DK Publishing House, ghee is a good source of energy. This is so because ghee contains medium and short-chain fatty acids. The further lauric acid present is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal substance. Moreover, if you are a resident of North India you will understand our unending love for this, and also you will understand why we consider it a good source of energy.
6. It Decreases the Glycemic Index
The Glycemic index is something that is a measure of how quickly a food causes our blood sugar levels to rise. If we apply ghee to our chapati it is said that the ghee maintains the glycemic levels of it and also makes it moist, because of which they become easy to digest.
7. Keeps constipation at bay
According to the book, ‘The Complete Book of Home Remedies by Dr. Vasant Lad, milk and ghee make for a mild and effective remedy for constipation. Consuming 1 to 2 teaspoons full of ghee in a cup of hot milk at night can do the trick. So guys what are you waiting for don’t cut back to that bottle of ghee sitting at the corner.
8. Great for skin
Ghee has been one of the most important parts of various beauty care rituals. The vital fatty acids that are present in ghee acts as a nourishing agent which can further do wonders for your dull skin. Moreover, ghee is suitable for all skin types and the vital fatty acids can help in the hydration of the skin cells.
Concluding it, the Right quantity of clarified butter and your physical activity is the key to get these benefits. You can have enough amount of ghee with your meals if you are physically active. I would like to say that ghee is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains plenty of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. These nutrients further nurture our brain and immune system. Moreover, it even fosters our body’s power to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from other food products. So people it’s high time that you guys move towards healthy food products. Times are very difficult and these old methods and ayurvedic products can aid us to great extent.