Ghee doesn’t just taste good it also has many health and wellbeing benefits. From increasing longevity to beautiful skin. Here are our top ten.
1. Increases Immunity
Ghee is rich in Butyric Acid, which helps the body in producing T cells that fight diseases.
2. Decreases bad cholesterol
Ghee is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids which decreases LDL cholesterol
3. Reduces Inflammation
The level of antioxidants in Ghee makes it a great anti inflammatory.
4. Increases Brain Function & Mood
Eating ghee stimulates the production of oxytocin in the brain. This is also one of the ghee benefits.
5. Improves Digestion
Ghee contains butyric acid with the cells of your small intestine love and is its preferred source of energy. It improves the quality of absorption by your small intestine and decreases the Acidic PH of your Gastrointestinal Tract
6. Strengthens Bone
Ghee is rich in Vitamin K, which helps in calcium absorption. It helps in the prevention of tooth decay and prevents atherosclerosis.
7. Sooth and Heal Skins
Ghee has cooling properties is antimicrobial and antioxidant. Being high in Vit A & E it is often applied topically for wounds, burns and rashes, this is another ghee benefit. One Hundred Washed Ghee is an ancient skin moisturiser and used in burns units. Here’s a video of the lengthly process it takes to make it.
8. Balances Hormones
Ghee is a dependable source of critical oil-soluble vitamins A and E that are needed for a healthy liver, balanced hormones, and fertility.
9. Assists in Weight Loss
Ghee slows down glucose absorption and stops sugar spikes,the major enemy of weight loss. As opposed to butter, ghee consists of short chain fatty acids that are not stored as fat by the body.
According to dietician Shilpa Arora, ghee is one of the most preferred vehicles for oleation* as it helps pull fat soluble toxins out of the cells and triggers fat metabolism, a process where the body kick-starts to burn its own fat for fuel.
Finally, (for this article anyway) here is the last health ghee benefits.
10. Relieves Constipation
Kind of self-explanatory right? So you can either eat a teaspoon of it before bed, or according renown Ayurvedic Doctor Vasant Lad “Taking 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of ghee in a cup of hot milk at bedtime is an effective but gentle means of relieving constipation” . (Make sure that’s non-homogenised milk to receive the full medicinal qualities of milk at bedtime recipe)
*Administering a person with any kind of fat