Check out Myths and benefits of Superfood 'Ghee'

If you are hesitant about including desi ghee in your diet due to various misconceptions linked to it, read on to learn more about its nutritional value and advantages.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 5 March 2021 11:36 AM GMT

Check out Myths and benefits of Superfood Ghee
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As people are increasingly becoming health-conscious, they are resorting to healthier alternatives and eliminating anything which adds to an unhealthy weight. Since then, consumption of desi ghee has become a topic of debate for health enthusiasts, mainly due to its fat-rich content.

Ayurveda considers pure desi ghee as the purest essence of the earth element, which makes it an inevitable part of ancient medical science. If you are hesitant about including desi ghee in your diet due to various misconceptions linked to it, read on to learn more about its nutritional value and advantages.

Common myths:

Ghee is difficult to digest

Ghee is one of the few products with natural butyric acid, which has the potential to promote an immune response for lowering inflammation and supporting the proper digestion of food. Regulating bowel movements, desi ghee helps to keep constipation at bay. As per Ayurveda, cow ghee lubricates the digestive system and stimulates gastric acids to maintain and repair the mucus lining of the stomach, thus it aids digestion and maintains gut health.

Ghee is fattening

Most weight watchers are wary of eating desi ghee assuming that it will cause weight gain. But the very fact that the conjugated linoleic acid in ghee supports weight loss and not weight gain bust the common myth of ghee being fattening. The monosaturated fatty acids present in ghee are a source of dietary fat, which helps to mobilize fat cells to burn energy and promotes the formation of lean body mass. Adding a teaspoon of ghee to your diet can shed stubborn fat in your waistline, hips, and thighs.

Ghee is not good for heart patients

Packed with Vitamin A, E, D, and a whole range of antioxidants, ghee is a powerhouse of nutrients that prevents the onset of heart ailments reducing unhealthy cholesterol levels and calcium deposits within the arteries. The dietary ghee can decrease the total cholesterol levels by 10-25 percent in the serum and by 7-14 percent in the intestinal mucosal cells thus ghee makes a better alternative to olive oil, groundnut oil, butter, etc.

Cooking in desi ghee can be hazardous for health

The high smoking point prevents good fats from turning into free radicals that lead to inflammation and harm cardiac health. Ghee has a relatively high smoke point (around 250 degree Celsius) than many oils thus it is considered the safest medium for cooking and an excellent choice for deep-frying and stir-frying.

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Besides the immense nutritional benefits of ghee, it also enhances taste delivering rich flavour to the dishes. So, make sure to eat at least two teaspoons of ghee to maintain your overall health.

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