Ghee, the nourishing natural ingredient (Part I)

Ghee has been used as a super food and a beauty agent since time immemorial in India. It has a place of pride in Ayurvedic treatments, and is widely considered a “saatvik” food. Ghee is a form of clarified butter and is traditionally made from cow’s milk. Not only is it consumed as a power food, it has a cultural significance as well as it is considered auspicious. Ghee is used to light diyas, in pujas and havans, as well as other rituals.

Health benefits of ghee

Ghee contains good cholesterol. The fatty acids in ghee act as healing agents for the body. A vital nourishing natural ingredient for the body, it is one of the more easily digestible fats. It is also an excellent moisturizer and hair conditioner.

Here are some major health benefits of ghee.

  • Ghee aids in digestion and prevents constipation. It promotes the expulsion of toxins from the body.
  • Being rich in Vitamin A and E, and in antioxidants, ghee is a great nutritional supplement.
  • Ghee fortifies the bones and boosts the immune system.
  • Consumption of ghee improves the skin, moisturizing it from within, and adds a glow to the face.
  • When you add ghee to your diet, it nourishes the hair, making it shiny, soft and healthy from inside.
  • The antioxidants in ghee have anti-viral properties.
  • Regular consumption of ghee promotes good health in children.

So, what are you waiting for? Start adding ghee to your diet right away. Of course, moderation is the key word.

 

 

 

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