Grandmas have always been preaching about the many benefits of ghee. But we never embraced the good old ghee with an excuse of gym and dieting. Is it
time to rethink?
Traditionally used in Indian cooking and ayurvedic medicines, ghee is an essential powerfood. Usually dismissed as a fatty food, ghee has a bad reputation
with diet-conscious people. But truth be told, ghee adds to obesity only when taken in large portions. A teaspoon everyday rather does good to your body.
- Helps in healthy digestion: Ghee stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and acids in the stomach. It also converts fiber to butyric acid which is
beneficial to healthy digestive flora in our intestine.
- Loaded with Vitamins: Ghee is enriched with fat soluble Vitamins A,D, E and K essential for a healthy functioning of our body.
- Fights inflammatory conditions: Butyric acid in ghee fights inflammatory conditions of the body. This is mediated through reduced secretion of
inflammatory mediators in the alkaline environment created by ghee.
- Rich in anti-oxidants: Ghee is a naturally rich in anti-oxidants. A teaspoon everyday can delay aging.
- Pregnancy superfood: Ghee is a health tonic for women in pre-conception and pregnancy group. Being a good source of Vitamin K2, it fosters healthy dental
and facial development of babies.
- Good for your heart: Contrary to the popular belief of harmful effects of ghee in heart patients, a spoon full of ghee is fairly good. It contains a
biomolecule, Conjugated Linoliec Acid (CLA) which decreases the expression of genes responsible for heart diseases.
- Benefits of weight loss: It might come as surprise but the saturated fat- CLA in ghee helps in weight loss.