Reducing Inflammation with Ghee.

Man holding painful arm and suggesting to reducing inflammation with ghee

Ghee is a type of fat that has been used in Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Recently, ghee has gained popularity in the west for its potential health benefits.

One of the benefits of ghee is reducing inflammation in the body.  (see here for more ghee benefits)

What is it about ghee that makes it so great at reducing inflammation? 

To answer this question, let’s first take a look at what inflammation.

Inflammation is a natural response of the body to infection, injury, or foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses. When the body is inflamed, it increases blood flow to the affected area. This helps to fight off the invading organisms and promote healing.  This is considered good inflammation.

However, chronic inflammation can be harmful.

Chronic inflammation is believed to be a contributing factor in a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

One of the key components of ghee is butyrate.

Butyrate is a fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. The Butyrate in ghee helps to reduce inflammation by suppressing the production of inflammatory molecules and by promoting the production of anti-inflammatory molecules (1).

Ghee is also rich in fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, E, and K.  All these viatimins are are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system. These vitamins help  reduce inflammation by supporting the body’s natural defenses and promoting healing (2).

In addition to butyrate and fat-soluble vitamins, ghee is also a good source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).  CLA has too been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Studies have found that CLA can help to reduce inflammation in the body by suppressing the production of inflammatory molecules and promoting the production of anti-inflammatory molecules (3).

Overall, the combination of butyrate, fat-soluble vitamins, and CLA make ghee an effective tool for reducing inflammation in the body.

So, the next time you’re looking for a healthy and delicious way to support your body’s natural defenses, and reducing inflammation with ghee, consider adding OMGhee to your diet.

For more benefits of ghee see our top 10 here  – Health Benefits of Ghee. Our Top 10.



Benefits of Ghee for Postpartum Mums

Best Postpartum nutrition for pregnant and new mums

Ghee has many brilliant benefits for postpartum mums and is highly recommended by many health professionals responsible for their care.

Here’s just a few of the many reasons why ghee is often listed as one of the top foods for postpartum nutrition for new mums and their babies.


1. Stops the roller-coaster of sugar spikes and assists with weight-loss.

But ghee is a fat!  Who would have thought it – regain your health (and your waistline) by eating more fat.

Not any fat though – Ghee.

If you’re eating infrequently and doing the whole grab and go lifestyle all while trying to feed your newborn, catch some ZZ’s and interact like a sane person;  you can be sure your sugar levels are going to fluctuate.  One of the top benefits for new mums is eating ghee slows down glucose absorption, stopping the sugar spikes – a major enemy of weight loss.


2. Mood Food.

Oh! the joy of sleep deprivation. (You know they use it as a form of war torture right?)

Add lack of sleep to your hormone storm and you’ve got some major brain fog and mood swings going on.

Who hasn’t hampered their weight loss goals by grabbing a chocolate or sugary sweet for a quick energy and mood booster?

Another health benefit for the new mum is eating ghee to stimulate the production of oxytocin in the brain.  Oxytocin assists with the laying down of the new brain pathways that are being developed after birth in new mums.  Ghee is just one tool in your nutritional toolbox to help provide you protection from the baby blues, mood swings and post-natal depression.  Ghee assists you in feeling more grounded and alleviates that strung out, wired feeling a lot of new mums’experience.  It helps you to supress the emotional eating rollercoaster.


3. Boob Food.

Ok, so you’ve just put your body through baby bootcamp and now it’s time to load up on all the good stuff, so you have a wonderful supply of breast milk.

Not only does ghee increase milk supply, but it has also great carrying properties.  Ghee increases the bioavailability of food and is renowned for transporting and assisting in the assimilation of vitamins and minerals deep into your cells (and breast milk) – quickly.  Meaning your newborn and you both have a great ready supply of essential nutrients and why up to two teaspoons of ghee daily is recommended for postpartum mums.


4. Constipation (as if you haven’t pushed enough).

If you want to lose weight, you must have good elimination of your bowls. Ghee contains Butyric acid; Butyric acid is a fatty acid that’s created when the good bacteria in your gut break down dietary fibre.

The Butyric acid in ghee assist in healing the intestine by providing food for the good bacteria in your gut as well as relieving one of the biggest complaints, besides sleep deprivation, new mums have –constipation.

Tip:  If you’re in need of help getting to sleep or using your bowels then try this nourishing recipe using ghee to kick insomnia and constipation to the curb.

If you’re interested in seven other superfoods for breast feeding mums’ click here


What to consider when buying ghee for you and your baby

Quality – It goes without saying really.   Now is not the time to skimp on our health and instead it is a time to nourish our bodies with the best possible products while it is healing.  That means no chemicals and GMOs.  Instead choose products like OMGhee that are biodynamic, organic, ghee made from the butter of grass-fed cows.

Shop OMGhee, Australias best and only biodynamic ghee here