One of the most treasured foods in the subcontinent, desi ghee has a long rich history. It has been used by humans for cooking purposes for a thousand years. In fact traces of desi ghee has been found from 6500 BC. It would be fair to say the desi ghee in itself is a magic ingredient mostly found in every Pakistani and Indian kitchen.
Ghee is clarified butter which is typically used in different cuisines. It is prepared by heating the cow’s butter and separating the water content by evaporation until the milk solids are skimmed away and we are left with only the liquid fats.
Six Amazing Benefits of Desi Ghee that you might not have known:
A Good Source of Energy:
According to the book, ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing House, ghee is a good source of energy. It contains medium and short-chain fatty acids, “of which, lauric acid is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal substance.” Nursing mothers are often given ladoos loaded with ghee since they are loaded with energy. Pinni is another Punjabi treat, which is relished across South Asia, not just for its taste but for its energy-boosting properties too.
Good Source of Fat:
Are you on a journey of fat loss? You may have heard of eliminating fats strictly from your diet, but doing so you are actually harming your body rather than doing good. Our body can only function properly if there is a consumption of a balanced diet which is dependent on 3 major macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins. It should be considered here that desi ghee contains good fats that are essential for a healthy gut. So make sure to intake a spoonful of ghee every day because it is a proven formula to aid in weight loss.
Valuable for Intestinal Health:
A lot of celebrities have often talked about their fitness mantras. It’s surprising to know that they very often swear by the benefits of ghee and has advised making it a staple in our diet due to its never-ending benefits. Desi ghee is the best source of butyric acid which makes it support the health of intestinal walls. In fact, the cells of the colon use butyric acid as a source of energy.
Maintains your Heart Health:
There has always been a conventional belief that desi ghee is a contributor to cholesterol. But on the contrary, research has shown that desi ghee is a much safe choice for the health of your heart. In fact the book “Healing Foods” states that Desi Ghee is associated with good fats. However, it is a much safe and healthy choice rather than using refined oil which puts our health at much risk. It is advised by many nutritionists to consume ghee in small amounts every day, though children can afford to consume it in large quantities.
Best Healing treatment for your skin:
Ghee has been a staple part of various beauty care rituals since time immemorial. Its vital fatty acids act as a nourishing agent that can do wonders to infuse life in your dull skin. Pure desi ghee is made out of cow’s milk and is said to be extremely powerful in giving you soft and supple skin. Ghee is known to be suitable for all skin types and it also has vital fatty acids that help in hydration of the skin cells.
Treatment for Constipation:
If you are facing difficulties with your bowel movements, then it is advised that ghee is the best treatment for your problem. Many doctors have advised that taking 1 to 2 tbsp of Desi Ghee in hot milk and consumed before going to bed at night can help to relieve constipation.
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