Ghee is absolutely safe – Go ahead and consume it!

Controversies, controversies and more controversies.

The latest victim of these controversies is FOOD!

Pick up one food per day and start creating myths about them.

One such controversial food is GHEE.

I still remember, during my childhood, my mom used to top up my dal with ghee on it.

Whenever I used to fall sick, some porridge made in ghee was made especially when I had a cold!

Growing up with eating this, I certainly am very strong- powerful-healthy and with an excellent immunity!

Then where did the FAD come in from? With half knowledge and half information.

It gives us a culinary pleasure with so many benefits!

So what are the FADS or MYTHS related to ghee?

  • It’s bad for health
  • It contains a lot of fat
  • It increases cholesterol levels
  • It will make you gain weight
  • It is going to affect your heart

As far as heart health is related, American association says that ghee has less than 7% of saturated fatty acids which doesn’t affect your heart health in any terms!

Why should you add ghee to your daily routine?

  • Its vice versa, ghee actually helps in getting your high cholesterol levels down and reduces your triglyceride levels as well!
  • Load on the liver decreases. Formation of fatty acids is less.
  • The harmful toxins which take part in atherogenesis (This is an arterial wall disorder)
  • It helps in protecting against atherosclerosis.
  • It helps in the formation of good fatty acids- Oleic acid to be precise.
  • It is lactose-free (Lactose is a sugar which is found in milk)
  • It is casein free (Casein is a protein which is found in dairy products)
  • It is a very heat stable fat, it can be used very easily for cooking!
  • When you consume it, the bioavailability of vitamin A increases which you usually get it from different foods!
  • This contains CLA also known as conjugated linolenic acid which is a good fat!
  • The ghee which usually from grass-fed cows also consist of vitamin K (This vitamin is extremely important for blood coagulation in the human body) which is a very rare vitamin. It is not easily found in other varieties of foods.
  • Ghee doesn’t get spoiled easily, it has a longer shelf life!
  • It helps in strengthening your immune system.
  • It helps in better digestion
  • It helps in keeping your digestive tract healthy
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has anti-cancerous properties.
  • It gives you a satiety value.
  • It triggers your happy hormones.

How to use ghee in your routine?

  • Mix it with your spices to reap out all the medicinal benefits of the spices as well this.

Notes:-

It can last for about 2-3 months if it is kept in an airtight container.

Please don’t be scared of ghee! The myths roaming around are just myths. The actual fact lies in then- a number of health-related benefits provided by ghee!

So feel free to put it in your bowl of dal or your parathas or your chapatis or in any of the porridge!

You can share this article with your family and friends.You can read another article here ( Different types of milk which you can include in your diet! ).

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Dt.Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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