What basically is ghee? To be honest, it is the nectar of Gods. Just kidding. It’s actually clarified butter rendered from the milk of cow or buffalo that tastes divine. Especially famous in the Indian subcontinent, ghee is delicious and has numerous health benefits for your overall wellbeing.
Firstly, it’s rich in Vitamins A, D and E which are important for their antioxidant properties, growth and maintenance of bones and soft tissues, protection from coronary heart diseases and in lowering the risk for cancer! Secondly, for sufferers of Inflammatory Bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease, it proves beneficial in reducing inflammation and promoting a healthy digestive system.
If you are a fitness freak or you are on a plan to lose weight, ghee comes to your rescue here too. It is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that help burn your bad fat leading you to weight loss. Moreover, it contains an essential short-chain fatty acid and butyric acid which acts as a detoxifier and improves your colon health. Gastric juice is also increased which further helps in efficient digestion.
It also caters to people with casein and lactose sensitivities as these elements get removed during the skimming and straining process of ghee making. Other than that, the high smoke point of ghee makes it better suited for a wide range of sautéing and cooking needs. It also satisfies your taste buds due to its extra buttery flavor, thanks to the extraction of water and milk fats during the ghee making procedure.
Additionally, ghee is widely utilized for its skincare properties as it provides excellent hydration for a glowing and radiant skin. Apply ghee overnight on your darkened lips and be impressed with the dewy pink lips in the morning. Also, it is known to lighten your skin and is used in a few medicines for brightening of the dark circles. Do you have a dry, itchy scalp? Do you have dull hair? Well, no need to worry anymore! Ghee settles your scalp inflammation, makes your hair glossy and smooth, and the results can be seen after the first try only. I know! Wow!
The list does not end here though. Ghee is also famous for its anti-ageing qualities. It is considered as one of the best natural products as a source of antioxidants. Besides keeping your heart, skin and gut young and healthy, it also aids in healing and maintaining a well-functioning immune system. Furthermore, it contains vitamins K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) that promote weight reduction and are efficient in cleansing toxins and bad fat from your body. If taken from cow source, they have add-on antiviral properties, thereby protecting you from infections.
All these body and skin benefits do come at a price though. Ghee is a tad bit on the higher-end of the price point, but considering all the natural goodness and benefits it brings along, the price is definitely lower. Plus a little goes a long way so you don’t need to add too much weight on your pockets to reap its advantages.