Are you afraid of eating ghee because it is fat or because you read not so good article about ghee? Before concluding not to eat ghee or branding ghee as “not a good food” let us see what ghee contains and why we should reconsider eating ghee.
Ghee has been used for thousands of years and takes center stage in Ayurveda healing practice. It is considered as on the powerful healing foods. It is nothing but clarified butter prepared by removing the milk solids and water content. It is simmered longer and gives a nutty flavor. It has higher smoke point compared to butter. It contains fatty acids that plays major role in improving out body health. When taken in right amount and as a slow food, it can do wonder to our body.
- Adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of ghee in our daily food helps in squeezing extra fat-soluble vitamins that our body require. It helps to absorb vitamin A, E and K – all these vitamins are needed for good vision.
- Ghee does not contain lactose and casein – both these are responsible for milk allergy. While preparing ghee these elements disappear by skimming and straining!
- The conjugated linolieic acid (CLA) is a fatty acid that helps to reduce body fat, obesity and reduces inflammation. Ghee contains CLA and one can feel reduced inflammation after applying ghee on body or when consumed orally.
- Another reason to eat ghee – it contains fat soluble vitamins that is needed for body to absorb calcium. Vitamin K13 is a nutrient element that helps in absorption of calcium and thus strengthen the bones, teeth and also protects against the calcification of the arteries !! It also helps in absorption of Vitamin D.
- Applying ghee to hair once a month helps in preventing dandruff and hair fall.
- Ghee with turmeric applied on skin gives a better skin and shine for the skin.
- Consuming ghee reduces dryness of the skin and gives younger look. It lubricates the body externally and internally.
- Applying warm or slightly hot ghee around the belly button reduces stomach pain and reduces constipation.
- And another important health benefit of ghee is – when taken in correct amount it helps to reduce weight in waist, belly fat and hip region.
- Consuming ghee with honey – reduces chronic inflammation.
- Ghee has a nutty, rich flavor and it goes well on bread and rotis. If you have not tried eating ghee this way try it today!!
- Ghee is added in Ayurveda medicines, because it can be absorbed by body easily and it acts as a base for the herbs. It means it enhances healing power of herbs. Similarly, when we consume with rice or any other dishes, it helps in digestion of the food well.
- Ghee helps to recover after child’s delivery – including ghee in daily diet helps to heal wounds and brings back stamina of the mother.
- Ghee is also vital for regeneration and rebuilding of body tissues. It brings back energy, immunity and vitality. Ghee with banana, yogurt and honey improves stamina.
- Another name for ghee is Medhya – means a substance that increases mental reception, memory and intelligence. Consuming brain nourishing herbs like gotukola (Centella asiatica) with ghee helps to boost mental power.
Did you know? In Hindu religion, ghee is used in performing rituals and “agni karya” (traditional fire). Belief is that ghee with other herbs reduces the impurity of the air and removes toxins and microbes from the air.
How much ghee one should take?
Generally, about ½ teaspoon per meal. If you consider adding ghee in your food then, per day average intake of ghee should be about 1.5 tsp.
After knowing all these benefits, hopefully, you will include ghee in your food. Use organic ghee or try preparing ghee at home. It is easy..