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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

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sri says:

    Thanks, very useful information.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you found it helpful.

      Like

  2. Omatra7 says:

    So what exactly is Ghee?

    Sometimes I see it listed in recipes? It’s like butter right? Is it the same as butter or is different?

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    1. Garima says:

      Ghee is a form of highly-clarified butter that is traditionally used in Asian cooking. Like butter, ghee is typically made from cow’s milk. Ghee is made by melting regular butter. The butter separates into liquid fats and milk solids.

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      1. Omatra7 says:

        Ahhhh ok, thank you. I see that ingredient in several recipes, I knew was similar to butter 🧈

        I have not seen that in the stores in my area.

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      2. Garima says:

        Ah its more of an Indian regular. Try Amazon or Apna Bazar (popular in San Francisco & Bay Area).

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      3. Omatra7 says:

        Perfect 👏 Thank you very much!!

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  3. Priyanka says:

    Yes consumption of at least one spoon daily at that to cow ghee is very good for heath.. i my self follow this in my diet.

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    1. Garima says:

      According to Ayurveda, drinking ghee in the morning on an empty stomach treats the body like rasa, which is a major source of nutrition for every single cell in the body. It also says that ghee improves the process of cell rejuvenation which helps in the healing process of the body.

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  4. jiayali says:

    Actually I love to use ghee when I prepare yellow rice,it has an awesome smell when rice is ready to serve…My mom does it though I’m new to cooking, I just try good recipes and yeah definitely ghee is a good ingredient to add for…It’s available as butter and we use that at home which is in supermarkets…Good post Gari😍😍

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Jiya. Benefits of ghee are numerous. I just had aloo parantha with ghee on top of it 🤭🤣

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  5. jiayali says:

    Awwww,you making me hungry…I love cheese and garlic naan,share recipes if you know in your next post…😍😍

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