Back to Basics Part-1
Ghee . The effects of ghee on body according to the modern science
Apart from the fact Ghee is downright delicious, here are 10 reasons why you should implement ghee in your daily diet if you haven’t already:
Aids weight loss
The Omega-6 fatty acid, CLA, in ghee, helps modify the body’s composition and reduces body fat, thereby helping you . Ghee also contains essential amino acids that cause fat cells to shrink in size. Also, unlike oil that slows down the body’s digestion, ghee stimulates it, making it better. And, proper digestion is the essential for weight loss.
Good for the heart
The fats in ghee are directly converted into energy by the body, and are not stored as fats, hence ghee is not associated with heart disease the way long chain fatty acids are. Infact, the presence of Vitamin K and linoleic acid in ghee, along with its antioxidant properties help maintain heart health. Vitamin K in ghee prevents calcium deposits in arteries thus preventing blockages.
It’s Lactose Free
Ghee is prepared by heating butter to a point where the its water content completely evaporates, and the milk solids are separated from the fat. The milk solids are then filtered and removed, and you’re left with pure butterfat. This pure ghee oil is lactose free, which makes it safe for people who are lactose intolerant.
It Boosts Immunity
Ghee is a natural source for Butyric acid, which is a short-chain fatty acid that produces killer T cells that help in strengthening the body’s immune system. The presence of butyric acid also helps in the prevention of cell damage in the colon and intestines. It is seen to be a potential treatment for Irritable Bowel Disease.
Butyric acid in Ghee also nourishes intestinal cells, and can greatly help those with digestive issues by healing the gut lining. Butyric acid helps reduce inflammation, stimulates acid secretion in the stomach to aid digestion, and does not slow down digestion like oils and butter do.
It is Anti-Cancerous
Ghee is naturally rich in CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid), more so ghee that is produced from the milk of free-range and grass-fed cows. CLA in ghee helps fight cancer by increasing the effect of anti-tumor cells in the body. CLA found in ghee helps in bringing down the inflammatory compounds which further help in the self-destruction of cancer cells.
Consuming 100% natural, free-range and grass-fed cow ghee daily, helps in improving your eyesight. Ghee is a natural source of vitamin A that helps in reducing the risk of macular degeneration and cataract development. In older days, people used natural ghee as eye drops as a preventive treatment for eyesight problems.
It helps you glow
Our skin absorbs everything we put on it. Pure Ghee has natural properties that help moisturize and hydrate the skin. It also acts as an anti-ageing product along with reducing dark spots and pigmentation. It can be applied directly onto the skin, and is cherished for its external healing properties too like treating burns and inflammation.
Fights adrenal fatigue
Maintaining a balance of healthy fats is an integral part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Indian Ghee from free-range, grass-fed Cows gets you a balanced source of saturated fats essential to combat adrenal fatigue. The adrenal gland in our body loves healthy fats and hates sugar and grains. Thus, the presence of good fat is necessary in our body to help us fight the adrenal fatigue.
Makes bones strong
Eating ghee daily can help you get the required amounts of Vitamin K, which is essential for keeping bones healthy and strong. Vitamin K directly affects bone metabolism and increases the amount of protein required for maintaining the calcium in your bones. Apart from this, Vitamin K also helps with clotting of blood, brain functioning and heart health.