Must addition in our diet – ghee
We all have fallen prey to the trap that ghee makes us fat. Use of ghee in food is an age old Grandma’s concept but, unfortunately it is only with the advent of some celebrity nutritionists and few celebrities acknowledging and testifying that ghee is good for health, that we have started giving ghee its due. Ghee is indeed one of the best things one can have at all age. According to Ayurveda, among the four kinds of fat namely Gritha (ghee), Taila (oil), Vasa (fat), and Majja (bone marrow), ghee is considered the best. According to Ayurveda, ghee made from cow’s milk promotes memory, intellect and digestion. It also promotes healing of wounds, keeps the skin lustrous and maintains immunity. Modern science has also discovered that ghee is rich in antioxidants. The fats in ghee aid in absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from other foods thereby strengthening the immune system. Ghee is also rich in butyric acid, a fatty acid with anti-viral properties, which is believed to prevent cancer and tumours. Here are 14 benefits that will redefine the usage of ghee for all of us from GOQii (a preventive healthcare ecosystem and lifestyle disease management solution enterprise) health coaches: Benefits of Ghee: 1 Source of vitamins: Ghee is a source of beta carotene and vitamins A, D, E and K. Beta carotene and vitamin E are vital antioxidants. Vitamin A is naturally present in ghee, which is
Ghee is primarily saturated fat. One tablespoon provides of ghee 14 gms of saturated fat, 28mgof cholesterol and roughly 120 calories.
lacking in other edible oils. 2 Safe for lactose intolerant people: Ghee has no milk solids, lactose or sugars. These get separated out when the butter is made into ghee, so it’s good for lactose intolerant people too. 3 No preservative and additives: Organic ghee has no additives, preservatives, oxidized cholesterol or trans-fatty acids that clog arteries. 4 High durability: Ghee is highly stable and does not go rancid even at room temperature. 5 High boiling point: Clarified butter has a very high smoke point than butter but lesser than oil - it does not burn at high cooking temperatures. So it’s always better to cook in ghee than butter as butter burns very easily. 6 Good fat: Ghee is primarily saturated fat. One tablespoon of ghee provides 14 gms of saturated fat, 28 mg of cholesterol and roughly 120 calories. 7 Has more than one benefits: Ghee is useful for both external and internal use because ghee helps increase immunity, that subtle essence of tissue that is responsible for life, radiant health, vigour, longevity and overall well-being. 8 Look young forever: Slow down ageing process by adding a minimum of ghee to your food every day. 9 Natural detox: It removes toxins from body and mind. 10 Promotion of child health: Ghee is beneficial in promoting growth and development in children. It also improves memory and concentration power. 11 Natural healer: Ghee has its healing properties. If used directly on cuts, wounds or burns, it has a powerful healing action. It can be used to cure ulcers too. 12 Anti-oxidant: Pure ghee has anti-oxidant properties which promotes healthy metabolism and aids weight loss (when used in moderation). 13 Reduces cholesterol: Both in the serum and intestine by triggering an increased secretion of biliary lipids. 14 Good for nerves and brain: And helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to glaucoma patients as well.