Why Is Desi Ghee The Best Choice For Complete Diet?

Why Is Desi Ghee The Best Choice For Complete Diet?

Ghee is the healthy fat that the body urgently needs to prevent brain disorders, promote memory and motor skills, maintain hormonal balance, and repair and regenerate damaged cell membranes.  Ghee is also called “nectar for the brain”.

It fuels all the neurological functions that create our conscious and subconscious movements and decisions, the immune system that protects us from Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as cell growth and repair.

So although people are scared of ghee in their food at the thought of an unsightly drop of lard, which locks onto your tummy, waist, and hips.  It is packed with all the important good fatty acids, omega3 and omega 6 as well as a significant amount of vitamins A, D E, and K. 

There is always a debate about why ghee is not on the list of healthy fats like eggs, olive oil, avocados, salmon, nuts, and coconut oil.  Ghee was not included just because it was thought to be harmful to lactose-intolerant people. 

However, there is no known example and for its best benefits, ghee must be consumed without being heated to the point of smoking.

Our Indian cuisine has always combined ghee on rotis in our rice, on porridge made from Bajra and wheat, mixed with Khichdi to make a tadka on Dals.  In all of these forms, the ghee is served in its best form for digestion and perhaps also the most delicious. 

In fact, in many Indian cultures, ghee is given with a child’s first food.  Known to line the stomach, it helps neutralize stomach acid before food travels to the small intestine.  Ghee is also given for inflammation of the stomach, but in a very small amount because it is also antibacterial.  It is also known to increase HDL levels, thus ensuring good cardiovascular health.  The West is gradually opening up to the various benefits of ghee that were discussed in our Ayurveda centuries ago. 

Fats are food for the brain, and you cannot eliminate it from your diet.  It is also essential for healthy hair and skin, hormonal balance, a healthy reproductive system, strong bones, and immunity.  Oftentimes, we’ll see that thin people have dry skin, get the spec a little earlier, sometimes they also have painful or irregular periods, and have less immunity to cold, cough, and flu.  You see, a pinch of ghee goes a long way in promoting good health.  As with all fats, the amount should be small and limited.  So do yourself a favor and enjoy the flavor of ghee.

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