9 Health Benefits of Ghee You Should Know About

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Ghee is a healthy source of saturated fats that can deliver many vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to the body. A kind of clarified butter, ghee is made by simmering butter until it reaches a high temperature of around 485°F. At this temperature, milk solids and water get separated leaving behind a light-colored liquid called ghee.

Ghee is heated for longer than other types of clarified butter, which contributes to a stronger and nuttier flavor, as well as a darker hue.

How does Ghee Work on the Body ?

There are several lines of thought and opinions on whether ghee is good or bad for our body and how does it affect our body. Most arguments/discussions validate that Ghee consumption can help and improve metabolism. It also plays an important role in removing toxins from the body.

Calories and Nutrients

Below is the nutrition data for one tablespoon (14 grams) of ghee and butter.
Ghee Butter
Calories 112 100
Fat 13 grams 11 grams
Saturated fat 8 grams 7 grams
Monounsaturated fat 4 grams 3 grams
Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 grams 0.5 grams
Protein Trace amounts Trace amounts
Carbs Trace amounts Trace amounts
Vitamin A 12% of the Daily Value (DV) 11% of the DV
Vitamin E 2% of the DV 2% of the DV
Vitamin K 1% of the DV 1% of the DV

Health Benefits

Ghee is not just an ingredient used in cooking, but a part of India’s heritage in traditional medicine – the Ayurvedic tradition of healing. In ancient times, ghee was considered to be food sacred to the Gods. And this was how ghee started finding use in everything from lighting lamps, to being used in religious rituals, to being consumed as a health supplement.

As it turns out, ghee has a lot to offer healthwise:

1. Good substitute for those with lactose intolerance : Ghee is made of milk solids with unhealthy ingredients removed in the process of making it. Therefore, it is healthy fat and most people are tolerant to it.

2. Rich in good vitamins A D E K Ghee is rich in vitamins good for bones and brain.

3. Weight loss : Milk used to make ghee comes from grass fed cows which make it rich in CLA and this way it helps weight loss. Ghee consumption helps in reducing bad fats stored in the body.

4. Delicious nutrition Scientists compare ghee with coconut oil as it is rich in nutrient and it can be a great source energy source.

5. Improves digestion Ghee helps to produce butyric acid, and this helps our digestion to become more regular.

6. Improves immune system Ghee produces t cells and makes immune system more resistant.

7. Good for the skin : It can be used as a balm and it is suitable for people all ages.

8. Ghee/ Clarified butter improves sex life : Ghee keeps the reproductive system of the male and females healthy and improves libido.

9. Good for cooking : Ghee has a higher burning point. Unlike other oils, it does not burn in free radicals that are harmful for the health.
Ghee can be used as a substitute for butter, and many people think that ghee might be a more healthful alternative for using in cooking.

    Adverse Effects and Risks

      People's responses to saturated fat intake are highly variable. Those whose LDL (bad) cholesterol levels tend to increase in response to high saturated fat intake may want to limit their ghee or butter intake to one or two tablespoons per day.
      Another concern is that during the production of ghee at high heat, its cholesterol may become oxidized. Oxidized cholesterol is linked to an increased risk of several diseases, including heart disease.

      According to one detailed analysis, ghee contains oxidized cholesterol but fresh butter does not.

      Ghee is an important source of essential nutrients, fat-soluble vitamins, and good saturated fats. Ghee has also been linked to fat loss, so anyone looking to maintain a healthy diet without losing out on important fats should turn to ghee.

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