Clarified butter or ghee is one of the healthiest fats that once had been an inevitable of Indian cooking. However, due to advent of other fats that are touted to be healthier, this aromatic fat has lost its sheen. The so called health conscious group believes that addition of ghee is not a healthy practice and hence quite often discourage themselves and other to shy away from using the same. However, Ayurveda, the ancient medicine, has always held ghee in high regard, talking affluently about the goodness it has for the body and mind. Read on to know about what those goodness are:
The Goodness Of Clarified Butter For Mankind
- Has a very high smoking point
Ghee has a very high smoking point, somewhere close to 500°F. This is very high when compared to all other cooking oils that are generally pitched to be better when compared to clarified butter. This quality of ghee helps in making it an excellent medium for sautéing veggies.
- Aids in weight loss
- Good for your digestive system
- Helps in lowering the risk of cardiovascular conditions
Ghee is loaded wonderfully with conjugated linoleic acid. And, if studies are to be trusted, then this essential fatty acid has the potential to shield your cardiovascular system from the deadly carcinogens and arterial plaques. When the risk of plaques and carcinogens spiral down, you will be at a lower risk of developing cardiovascular conditions.
- Good source of vitamins
Ghee is naturally laden with various fat soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K. And, all these vitamins are known to be play quintessential roles in normal functioning of immune system, heart, brain, and bones.
- Natural anti-cancerous agent
Being a natural source of CLA, ghee has the power to act as a natural anti-carcinogenic agent. According to various studies, CLA is effective to lower the risk of developing cancer as well as retarding the progress of various types of cancer.
- Good for your skin
Laden generously with fat, ghee is a wonderful natural remedy for chapped lips, dry skin, and cracked heels. Applying ghee regularly before bed time on the lips keep them soft and hydrated and even bestows a beautiful glow. It is also used as an antidote for dark circles. You can apply clarified butter atop a minor skin burn to prevent blisters and hasten healing. Regular application of ghee on your face will keep you younger.
Now that you know about the goodness of ghee, use 1 tbsp ghee in your diet daily and reap its benefits.