Since ancient times ghee has been the most significant ingredient in cooking.But over the years it's popularity has waned in comparison to olive oil and more healthier options. According to ayurveda ghee has numerous benefits and with ayurveda educating,ghee is paving it's way back into kitchen slowly.Here are a few benefits of ghee....
1.Presence of conjugated linoleic acid in ghee protects your heart against various heart diseases.CLA in ghee fights against fat build up in the arteries and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
2.A well tuned digestive system is the key to good health.Ghee is loaded with buteric acid which heals your gut lining and restores your digestive system.
3.Ghee has anti-cancer and anti -inflammation properties.And that makes ghee a popular ingredient with ayurveda practitioners.
4.Ghee being packed with vitamin A helps in restoring hormonal imbalance makes you more fertile and enhances your liver health as well.According to Macrobiotic Nutritionist and health Practitioner Shilpa Arora,"The fat content in our body is mostly saturated fat and only 3% coming from other types.This ratio is absolutely important to know for our health and well-being. This prestigious golden elixir is rich in Vitamin K which builds hormones along with Vitamin A,D,E&K."
5.Ghee strengthens our immune system and hence it is advised to give a spoonful of ghee to kids everyday.Ghee being a rich source of fat soluble vitamins help in growth and development of bones.
6.Ghee is a good source of cholesterol and the cholesterol in ghee is something to revere and not fear.As a healing agent in the body,levels of cholesterol rise during periods of stress or when inflammation is present.Ghee being rich in quality fats allows body to help address the inflammation.And science says that cholesterol does not cause atherosclerosis.
7.Ghee is rich in Vitamin A which is good for eyes.The vitamin helps in adjusting to changes in light and keeps the eyes moist.
8.Another healthy benefit is the richness of omega-6 fatty acids CLA which is a precursor of essential omega-3 fatty acid DHA.
9.Ghee acts as lubrication for the body and helps in relieving joint pain.
10.Bleeding nose,brain strokes, migraine and sinus headaches get cured.
11 Ghee is beneficial in curing Thyroid dysfunctioning,constipation,piles,ulcers,burns,rashes and in many more ways.
Ghee is an important ingredient in Indian cooking.Ayurveda has various treatments which includes ghee as a medicinal value.Besides that ghee has many more uses.Lets see a few of them.....
*Rujuta Diwakar,a Celebrity Nutritionist calls desi ghee the "fat that makes you thin".She explains that the type of saturated fat in desi ghee has the short chained fatty acid.This helps burn the stubborn fat in the body while regulating your metabolism.
*Ghee helps to keep you warm from within,which is perhaps why it is extensively used in winter preparations of gajar halwa,moving daal halwa,pinni...
*Its a great moisturiser for dry skin.Ghee as a nourishing agent keeps your skin soft and supple.
*Ghee makes a great mask for your face.Mixture of two tablespoons of ghee and besan with a pinch of turmeric powder when applied to your face give you a glowing skin.
*Ghee is a rich antioxidant.
*Helps in memory development.