Magical Benefits Of Desi Ghee You Should Know
- Harshita Malhotra
Updated : January 15, 2023 16:01 IST
You must have heard people saying that ghee makes you gain weight! Well, that is not true, along with weight loss properties, ghee is loaded with various benefits too.
Ghee is one of the most revered foods in Ayurveda and is incredibly therapeutic. Ghee is a cooking essential we can never have enough of, used in everything from our dal, khichdi, to halwas and chapatti. According to Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora, one of the major mistakes of modern cookery has been replacing ghee with fatty refined oils. She claims that "Ghee contains fat-soluble vitamins, which promote weight loss.
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The winters in India are not complete without ghee. Ghee is widely utilised in many winter recipes like gajar ka halwa, moong dal halwa, pinni, and panjeeri because, according to Ayurveda, eating it helps you stay warm from the inside out.
Good source of energy
Ghee is a good source of energy, according to the book "Healing Foods" by DK Publishing House. The medium- and short-chain fatty acids it contains, "among which, lauric acid is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent," are all present. Offered their high energy levels, ladoos stuffed with ghee are frequently given to nursing moms.
Good for weight loss
Shilpa Arora asserts that one of the most popular mediums for oleation, the process of consuming oil gradually, is ghee. The body starts to burn its own fat for fuel as a result of this, which also aids in the removal of fat-soluble poisons from the cells and initiates fat metabolism.
Promotes intestinal health
Ghee is a great choice to promote the health of the intestinal walls because it is one of the best quality food sources of butyric acid, as Shilpa also informs us. Butyric acid is the predominant energy source for colonic cells.
Having trouble going to the bathroom? Ghee might be able to save you. According to Dr. Vasant Lad's book, "The Complete Book of Home Remedies," milk and ghee are a safe and efficient treatment for constipation. The book says that taking 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of ghee in a cup of hot milk before night is a powerful but gentle way to relieve constipation.