An Indian kitchen is a reservoir of healing ingredients. Right from the spices, we use daily in our meals to the herbs we top our delicacies with, each of them has some of the other health benefits we might not be aware of. There's a reason we combine it all, after all. And the flavour is just one of them! Ghee is another vital ingredient that is extensively used across the cuisine and boasts of umpteen health benefits. Now you know why our mothers and grandmothers have always been after us for ghee-laden rotis and parathas!

And even though many of us have swapped ghee with refined oils, here’s why it isn’t a good idea. As per experts, ghee has fat-soluble vitamins, which leads to weight loss. Besides this, ghee is enriched with omega-3 fatty acids along with Vitamin A. While we know how ghee is excellent for glowing skin, here are some more reasons why pure, unadulterated ghee is perhaps a magic potion for all things health!

1. Digestion

Ghee is the highest quality food sources of butyric acid, which supports our intestinal walls. The cells of our colon use this acid as a source of energy and promote smooth digestion. Besides, ghee is also a mild yet effective remedy for constipation.

2. Keeps You Warm

Ever thought about why ghee is used across all delectable winter preparations, right from gajar ka halwa to panjiri and ladoos? Because it keeps you warm from within!

3. Relieves Clogged Nose

Ayurveda uses ghee as an excellent nasal drop remedy! It requires pouring a few droplets of pure lukewarm ghee into the nostrils, from where it travels to your throat and relives it.

 

4. Burn Belly Fat

Packed with essential amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, ghee help you lose inches and shed body fat. You can include a teaspoon in your meals every day.

5. Source Of Energy

Ghee contains medium and short-chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, which is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal substance—ever wondered why pregnant and nursing mothers are given ladoos loaded with ghee to eat? Because they are loaded with good fats and energy.

So, while you can follow all your diet plans, a teaspoon of ghee atop your bowl of dal, rotis and halwas aren’t any harm.