is mostly considered unhealthy (and is unhealthy when consumed without any control on quantity), but there are a few parameters that make
'pure ghee' healthy.
"Pure ghee contains only those fatty acids
or saturated fats that are primarily (89%) short chain fatty acids,
unlike some other animal fats," says nutritionist, Pallavi from Evolve
Medspa. She lists out the health benefits of pure ghee. Let's have a
Before you indulge in pure ghee, here are the basic guidelines:
- Consume pure ghee if you are free from cardiovascular diseases, are not overweight. - Completely avoid ghee if you are obese. - The recommended amount of fat consumed in the entire day is 10 to 15 grams per person.
So, is ghee healthy for you?
consumption of pure ghee enhances physical and mental strength, and
keeps the body healthy. It also helps in taking out the impurities from
the body. It enhances eyesight, keeps muscles and tendons healthy.
For people with cholesterol problems, ghee is a better option as compared to butter as pure ghee is lower in fat than butter.
Because of lesser amount of fat in desi ghee, it is easier to digest.
Pure ghee can last for a longer duration of time. It can be stored without refrigeration. Some people believe that ghee can restore balance to the mind and enhance brain function.
also helps in stimulating the digestive system and hence also aids in
weight loss provided your diet is well balanced and you are exercising.
is full of Vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble,
meaning they have to be digested with other fat molecules in order for
these vitamins to make it into our bloodstream. Ghee has lots of dietary
fats (mostly saturated fats) that help our bodies absorb and make use
of these vitamins.
Ghee is an excellent cooking medium because it
does not break down in high heat like many cooking oils do, resulting
in free radicals. Ghee has a high burning point, so it will neither
smoke nor burn when cooked.
The body needs certain fats in its
diet in order to perform vital functions, including protecting the
stomach wall from digestive acids, building and strengthening cell
membranes and supporting nerve, skin and brain health. The fats in ghee
provide these benefits without any of the trans-fats, hydrogenated oils
or oxidized cholesterol of butter and other oils.
Keep in mind,
that we are only attaching these benefits to pure homemade ghee made
with zero preservative or vegetable fats. Store-bought ghee or ghee
prepared with any artificial methods will not fit in the same category
as pure ghee.