Ghee

Six Reasons to Eat Ghee Everyday

Ghee:

Ghee is a staple in traditional Indian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine. Modern science now verifies what Ayurveda has said for thousands of years – Ghee has a host of health and cooking benefits and is good for the mind and spirit.

Ghee is composed almost entirely of saturated fat. When cooking, it can be unhealthy to heat polyunsaturated oils such as vegetable oils to high temperatures. Doing so creates peroxides and other free radicals. Ghee has a very high smoke point and doesn’t burn easily during cooking. Ghee has stable saturated bonds and so is lot less likely to form the dangerous free radicals when cooking. The short chain fatty acids in Ghee’s short chain of fatty acids are also metabolized very readily by the body.

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Studies show that ghee leads to reduced cholesterol in the serum and intestine. It helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to glaucoma patients. Ghee is most notably said to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. It has a high amount of butyric acid, which contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.

 

Some of the benefits of daily consumption of sri sri Ayurveda ghee are listed below:

 

Reduces free radicals:

Although ghee is high in saturated fats, it is ideal for cooking food because of its high smoke point and is also rich in antioxidants. As a result, it generates less free radicals when heated, which may eventually cause cancer.

 

Better digestion:

Ghee benefits the secretion of stomach acids that aid digestion.

 

Brain tonic:

Ghee is good for the nerves and the brain as it contains high levels of omega fatty acids.

 

Effective moisturizer:

Ghee has certain skin benefits as well. It is useful for chapped lips and is an effective moisturizing agent.

 

Vitamin A benefits:

The dairy products of ruminants, provides an excellent source of fat-soluble vitamins including vitamin A. These vitamins are stored primarily in the fat portion, so the concentration of vitamins in ghee is higher than in milk. Vitamin A plays an essential role in hormone balance, liver health, fertility, and stamina.

The vitamin A in ghee is both immediately useable by the body, and also contains the fatty acid cofactors required for absorption.

 

Better health:

Apart from the above benefits, ghee is good for people suffering from joint pain, improves memory and vision power and has very good antiviral and antifungal properties, which strengthen the immune system.

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