7 Benefits of Ghee
Ghee is mostly considered unhealthy (and is unhealthy when consumed without the necessary portion control), but there are a few parameters that make ‘pure ghee’ healthy. Pure ghee contains only those fatty acids or saturated fats that are primarily (89%) short chain fatty acids, unlike some other animal fats.
Regular consumption of pure ghee enhances physical and mental strength, and keeps the body healthy. It also helps in taking out the impurities from the body. It enhances eyesight, keeps muscles and tendons healthy. Here is a list of benefits of ghee that you might find helpful :
- Source of vitamins – Organic ghee is rich in vitamin A, which supports the immune system, reproductive system and several internal organs.
- Antioxidants – It is also a strong source of the antioxidant, vitamin E, which protects cells from free radical damage.
- Improve cholesterol, the good cholesterol which helps remove excess amounts of LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream.
- Lactose Free – The removal of milk solids from ghee makes it a perfect better substitute for those that are lactose intolerant.
- High Smoke Point – Unlike other modified oils, ghee has a naturally high smoke point and can be used for cooking practices such as deep frying.
- Anti Cancer Activities – According to a 2012 animal study, cow ghee has protective properties which help reduce tumori genesis.
- Better Bone Health – Conjugated linoleic acid, an isomer found in ghee, imported bone mineral density and guards against age related bone loss.
Reference : Better Health Organisation