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Top 6 Benefits of Ghee for Health That You May Not be Aware of!

Having desi ghee benefits your heart and vision

Cow ghee benefits you by boosting immunity

Adding ghee to rotis makes them moist and digestible

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Bajaj Finserv Health
September 30th, 2021
8 mins read

Who doesn’t enjoy a dollop of ghee on hot khichdi, on halwa or smeared on your rotis? According to Ayurveda, ghee is one of the most valuable foods to have on a daily basis with wonderful healing properties. Cow ghee is nothing but clarified butter prepared from milk and is packed with the goodness of vitamin A, D, E, C, K and omega-3 fatty acids [1].

When you have 1 teaspoon of ghee, calories that you’re consuming amount to 42. Take a look at what else this quantity of ghee offers you.

Ghee nutrition facts 

  • 5g of fat 
  • 0g of carbs 
  • 0g sugar 
  • 0g fiber
  • 0g protein

There are many common myths about cow ghee, and you too may believe in some of them. Take a look at the myths below.  

  • It is difficult to digest ghee. 
  • It is loaded with fats that may result in obesity.
  • It is unsuitable for people with heart ailments.
  • It is dangerous to consume dishes cooked in ghee.
  • It can have toxic effects on your health.

To know the facts and to understand desi ghee benefits, read on!

Ghee health benefits

Improve your immunity with desi ghee 

One of the most important ghee benefits is that consuming it can boost your immunity levels. Butyric acid present in ghee helps in the production of T cells, an important component of the immune system that kills infected host cells and helps fight infections [2].  

One cannot talk about ghee’s nutritional value without stressing on the fact that it is packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants enable your body to absorb all essential nutrients and minimize your chances of falling sick.

Another interesting fact about ghee nutrition is that ghee contains antimicrobial and antiviral properties that can provide you with energy required for your body. No wonder nursing mothers are given ladoos made with desi ghee!

Make your skin glow by adding ghee to your diet 

Have you ever thought about ghee benefits for skin? As it is rich in essential fatty acids, ghee helps in hydrating your skin and retaining its moisture. Not only does it purify your skin, but it can also add a glow to dull skin. Add a dollop of ghee in your diet and say goodbye to dry skin! You can even create your own face mask using gram flour and ghee. See your neck and facial skin become supple and moisturized with regular use.

Additional readDry Skin Causes: 7 Essential Tips for Dry Skin Problems

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Switch to cow ghee for a healthy heart 

Amongst several cow ghee benefits, one of the most important ones is that ghee prevents the deposition of calcium in your arteries. This ensures smooth blood circulation to and from the heart. Ghee also minimizes LDL levels and increases HDL or good cholesterol levels as the fats present in ghee are used up as energy sources and not stored in the body.

Treat cough and improve your eyesight with ghee 

Ghee is effective in curing cough as it helps in reducing chest congestion, which is common during colds. Apply it on your chest to get relief or have onions fried in ghee to minimize your sore throat problems. As it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, ghee also helps in improving your vision and reducing eyesight issues.

Combat obesity by adding ghee to your meals 

The conjugated linoleic acid present in ghee aids in weight loss. The presence of other healthy fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins in it also help you tackle obesity. Ghee helps in cleansing your system by flushing out harmful toxins from the body, thereby accelerating your metabolism. This is one of the most beneficial ghee uses as it helps in reducing your weight, a fact which has been misunderstood for a very long time!

Additional read5 Amazing Weight Loss Drinks To Have At Night To Get Back In Shape

Decrease glycemic index of rotis by smearing ghee 

While rotis smeared with ghee is something that is loved by all, you cannot neglect its nutritional benefit. Putting ghee on chapatis actually minimizes their glycemic index. Adding ghee to your rotis makes them moist and easily digestible as well.

Now that you are aware of the umpteen benefits of ghee, do not hesitate to include it in your diet. It is one of the healthiest foods to have, but make sure that you are eating pure ghee. This is what offers all the goodness that boosts your health. However, if you face any health issues or have diet constraints, talk to doctors and specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book a tele-consult or in-person appointment and address all your health concerns with ease.

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

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