Posted by Abhishek Jindal

Indian Cuisine is never complete without Ghee. It is also known as clarified butter as it is made from butter by removing moisture and milk solids by further cooking. But the question in everyone’s mind is whether it is healthy or safe to eat it? Here in this article, we are providing the benefits and some uses of ghee which will make you take an educated decision on whether or not you should use ghee for your everyday cooking and other duties.

Health Benefits

To start off, it is good for your brain and nerves. Brain rules the central nervous system and your activities. Ghee aids in maintaining it in good health as it is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids which contributes much towards your health. If you think this is not important, know this. Reduced intake of these two fatty acids will increase your risk to Alzheimer’s and dementia. So try to include Ghee in your everyday diet and prevent problems in future.

It also acts as a cancer deterrent. It may contain high amounts of saturated fat but due to its high smoke point (High smoke point means that it will not burn easily.) it will produce less amount of radicals when heated. These radicals are known to be factors that increase your risk to cancer. Also ghee contains some antioxidants which will help you from radical damage.

It is a natural moisturizer. If you are tired of spending too much money on beauty products that doesn’t give you the expected result, start using natural products and for moisturizing purposes you can depend on ghee. It will help to enhance your beauty. You can create the moisturizer by mixing ghee with water and stirring it continuously for some time. It can be stored upto 6 months and try to use it regularly.

It aids in digestion process also. It will repair the gut lining and reduce stomach acids. It is also useful as a cure for burns and blisters and has been utilized as such in Ayurvedic medicine. It is also said to be helpful in treating peptic ulcers. It is completely made up of fat and will help in the production of enzymes needed for digestion. When the digestive enzymes in your body are in balanced levels then your indigestion troubles will be reduced.

It will also act as an anti viral agent which will aid in reducing inflammations which occurs as a result of periodontal disease. It is a source of butyric acid which will helps to prevent and even cure cancers of colorectal type.

Another important effect of ghee in daily diet is that it will reduce your risk of heart diseases. Ghee contains CLA which is conjugated linoleic acid which is a fatty acid responsible for prevention against diabetes, artery plaque and diabetes. Due to these effects ghee is considered to have preventive abilities against cardiovascular diseases.

So to summarize, ghee is not the health hazard you believed it to be, but a effective health aid which is also tasty.