There is a surge in the popularity of ‘good fats’ - thanks to the innumerable healthy diet trends! One such powerful food in this 'good fat' list is Ghee, which is quite common in Indian kitchens and it is now making a space in global kitchens too. Ayurveda has been endorsing it since the time immemorial, but the world has woken up to it pretty lately!
Read on to know the benefits of the good ol’ Cow Ghee and reasons why you should make it a part of your daily diet.
1. Stocks on many vitamins
Pure cow ghee contains fat-soluble Vitamins
K, E, and A. These vitamins are nutritious and aid in improved vision
, glowing skin, immunity, and also in Crohn’s disease. About a tablespoon of cow ghee daily provides the necessary dose of these nutrients to keep you healthy.
2. Helps in weight loss
Pure ghee is packed with high-content of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
or medium-chain fatty-acids
- healthy fats naturally found in some foods that help dissolve body’s extra fat
. Thus, if the total intake of pure ghee remains in an appropriate portion, it may help in losing weight
and improve digestive health too.
3. Improves heart health
Cow ghee contains rich amount of Conjugated Linoleic Acid
, or CLA
- a fatty acid - that is known to improve blood HDL
(good cholesterol) level, lower LDL
(bad cholesterol), and protect against carcinogens and diabetes. Thus eating a spoonful of ghee daily is considered good for your heart
4. Provides energy to the body
Ghee is rich in MCT and is directly absorbed by the liver, making it a consistent energy source. Prefer consuming the ghee obtained from cow milk, as it is rich in conjugated linoleic acid and antioxidants with antiviral properties.
5. Strengthens immunity
Rich in the healthy fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, and antioxidants, and butyric acid (a short-chain-fatty acid found in some foods), pure ghee helps increase the body resistance to fight against various infections and diseases; thereby, enhancing the immune system.
Although these health benefits contribute to the fact that pure ghee is good for health and it can safely replace all your fats, this does not mean that you can go overboard on ghee. Better seek a medical advice to know about the healthy quantity of ghee you can consume as per your specific health condition.