Nowadays people are avoiding ghee as it is full of fats and calories. This is true but what many people don’t know is that those fats play some important roles in keeping us healthy. Ghee is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats. Yes, fats should be consumed in moderation but studies show that healthy fats are essential to absorb essential vitamins and minerals with other benefits. Kajal Vattamwar and Bushra Qureshi, dietitians and co-founders of Healthy Steady Go, spill the beans on ghee and its benefits.
Improves intestinal health
Studies show that starting your day with fat first improves insulin response and improves gut bacterial diversity. A spoonful of ghee before bed can help relieve constipation, thereby improving digestive health.
Vitamin K in ghee helps in calcium absorption. Other vitamins like vitamin A are responsible for the absorption of vitamin D. Ghee is also responsible for preventing tooth decay and atherosclerosis.
High smoking point
Indian cooking requires a high smoking point, which oils such as olive oil do not have. Ghee does not break down into free radicals at high temperature, making it perfect for Indian cooking. Free radicals are responsible for cancer among many other deadly diseases.
Ghee is rich in butyric acid, which helps produce T-cells to fight diseases and boost immunity. Ghee is also full of antioxidants; It helps the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients reducing the chances of getting sick.
Improves overall health
Over the years, Ayurveda has advocated the use of desi ghee for several reasons. Moisturizes and nourishes the skin, lowers bad cholesterol and improves good cholesterol, boosts metabolism, has anti-fungal properties, boosts energy among many others.
The deal breaker these days is the quality of the ghee. It is highly adulterated with other oils. So, make sure you buy only good quality A2 grass-fed ghee. Making ghee at home is very easy.