Free of potentially unhealthy additives, preservatives, and Trans fats, Desi Ghee has been a staple of both Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Due to its pure form and low moisture content, ghee comes with a decently high shelf life as it can stay fresh for up to a year without refrigeration. This makes it a preferable choice of nutrient in lower-income groups
Professional chefs with a mind for health and savvy consumers have discovered its rich, nutty flavour along with its many health benefits. We will let you know about some uncommon benefits of Desi Ghee and why you should include it in your diet.
Butter is the base from which Ghee is derived. This butter contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) when obtained from grass-fed cows.
This CLA is a naturally occurring dietary fatty acid, has been found to reduce unwanted weight. In fact, studies have suggested a clear link between CLA and weight loss.
CLA has also been found helpful against cardiovascular disease.
Ghee isn’t only good for cooking but also has many more advantages. It has long been used in Indian homes as a topical moisturizer to get rid of the problem of dry skin.
Not only the skin, but application on the scalp also helps in fighting dryness and encourages the growth of thick, lustrous hair due to its light greasy texture.
During the preparation of Ghee, the milk solids are removed from it thus leaving only faint traces of lactose and casein. The absence of milk solids makes it consumable for people with dairy allergies.
Ghee also fits smoothly into the popular Paleo diet. This diet is based on the types of foods consumed by early humans and includes only coarse grains and staples while excluding dairy products.
The butyrate present in Alaknanda Ghee holds anti-viral properties. It promotes a healthy digestive system by augmenting the healing process and repair the stomach lining. This property is particularly very valuable for individuals with intestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease.
Ayurvedic medicine has always suggested the use of ghee to treat burns and swelling. Ghee contains a decent amount of butyrate, a fatty acid that has been linked to an immune system response that soothes inflammation.
While ghee has a high concentration of fat but at the same time, it’s high in monounsaturated Omega-3s too. These are the same fatty acids found in Salmon (fish) that have been discovered to promote a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
In the past studies have been performed on the men living in rural areas who consume ghee. It has been found that people consuming large quantities of ghee had a lower risk of coronary heart disease. So, desi ghee makes a solid alternative of Omega3 to those who don’t prefer seafood or non-vegetarian diet due to food choices or allergies.
The human body requires a regular supply of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E, and K and fortunately, Ghee has all of it. From our brain to the complete immune system all of these vitamins are crucial for a wide range of body functions. Also, ghee augments the body’s absorption capacity of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from other food supplements.
Alaknanda Cow Ghee reduces your exposure to cancer-causing agents. Ghee has a smoking point of nearly 500°F. So, even under the high heat used for frying and other preparation methods, the cow ghee by Alaknanda retains its structural integrity.
While at high temperatures, most oils break down into unstable elements known as free radicals. Excessive amounts of free radicals in the body can result in cell damage, including the development of carcinogenic cells. Also, the CLA present in Desi Ghee has been found to combat cancer.
Antioxidants have a major role to play as they act as “scavengers” in the human body. They help in seeking out and neutralizing free radicals to prevent cell and tissue damage that can lead to potential illness. Additionally, Alaknanda Desi Ghee also contains vitamin E, one of the most powerful antioxidants found in our diet.
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