5 Reasons Why Clarified Butter Or Ghee Is Good For You

Ghee is also known as clarified butter, and in a country like India, it is being used for thousands of years. It is several health benefits, which serves, not only cooking purposes but other medical and religious purposes too. As the world is now getting to know about it, more and more studies are proving the benefits of Ghee.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Jul 02, 2017

Ghee is better than butter

Ghee is better than butter
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Do you know the process of making ghee? You must have seen your grandmother or even your mother, busy in the hectic process. The process removes all the allergens such as:  lactose milk protein and makes it more suitable for those who are intolerant to lactose. Here is another benefit of ghee: much more medium and short-chain fatty acids than butter. Medium and short-chain fatty acids do not cause heart diseases, unlike other fats.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value
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Ghee contains high amounts of Vitamin A, D and K. Vitamin A and D both are important for healthy eyesight, bone development and a number of other body functions. Vitamin K, has been related to healthy teeth and bone formation in babies, so if you are going to be a mother, ghee is good for you, although in limited amount.

It can help heal your digestive tract

It can help heal your digestive tract
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It has been long prescribed in Ayurveda to have khichdi, a rice and lentil preparation, with ghee when your stomach is upset. Now we know the reason why it soothes an upset digestive tract. Ghee contains butyric acid which nourishes the cells of intestine and repairs the mucous layer.

Ghee for beautiful skin

Ghee for beautiful skin
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Just like other kinds of fats, ghee can make your skin softer and more supple, but due to its rich nutrient content it also helps heal your skin. It has been used for ages by Indian mothers to soothe their kids’ chapped lips. Applying ghee once in a while might be a good idea to get that flawless skin.

Antioxidant and Antiviral

Antioxidant and Antiviral
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Ghee made from milk of cows who are grass-fed has CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which is an antioxidant. It is also known to have antiviral properties which might benefit you in case of a minor flu. Image source : Getty

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