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15 Amazing Benefits of Ghee

15 Amazing Benefits of Ghee

Modern science now verifies what Ayurvedic health science has said for thousands of years: Ghee has a host of health and cooking benefits and is good for the mind and spirit.

I consider ghee — a form of clarified butter — an essential powerfood!

Great For Cooking and Taste

1.  Ghee has a high smoke point (250 °C  482 °F).
You can cook and fry with ghee and it will not break down into free radicals like many other oils.

2. Ghee does not spoil easily so does not need refrigeration.
Some ghee mixtures last up to 100 years.

3. Buttery taste without causing dairy allergies.
Ghee is made from butter but the milk solids and impurities have been removed so most people who are lactose or casein intolerant have no issue with ghee.

Ghee has a nutty buttery taste without disturbing dairy sensitivities.

High Nutrition:

4. Ghee is rich in the oil soluble vitamins A and E.

5.  Ghee is rich in K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties if it is sourced from grass fed cows.

Energy and Weight Management

Ghee is converted directly into energy like carbohydrates.

6.  Ghee is Nutritionally Rich Like Coconut Oil
Ghee is rich in medium chain fatty acids which are absorbed directly to the liver (like carbs) and burnt as energy. Athletes can use ghee as a consistent energy source.

7. Weight Loss
The energy from these medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn other fats in the system and lose weight.

Digestion and Immune Strengthening
Ghee (unlike other oils) is rich in butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid. Beneficial intestinal bacteria convert fiber into butyric acid and then use that for energy and intestinal wall support. A healthy body therefore makes it own form of ‘ghee’ but you can aid that greatly by just consuming it.

Eating ghee is like eating probiotics and prebiotics and fiber combined.

8. Healthy Digestive Tract
Research shows that people with unhealthy digestive tracts do not produce butyric acid.

9. Healthy Immune System
Research shows that adequate production of butyric acid supports the production of killer T cells in the gut, and thus a strong immune system.

10.  Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer

  • Researchers are using oral butyrate supplements and butyrate enemas to treat inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
  • Ayurvedic physicians have been using ghee enemas for centuries to decrease inflammation.

11. Strong Appetite
Ghee stimulates the secretion of gastric acid, thus aiding in the digestive process. Better digestion equals better health and weight loss.

Mind and Spirit

eating for positive emotions

Ghee  can help cleanse negative emotions from the body and feed the positive.

12.  Molecules of Emotion
Modern research is now revealing that negative emotions have a chemical nature. This is what ancient cultures have always maintained, that the mind and body are one. These chemicals are attracted to and stored in fat.

Ghee can be used to replace those fats. Plus, if used properly in a cleanse, can attract and pull out these emotional toxins so they can be cleansed from the body.

13. Positive Food
Within Ayurveda, ghee is considered one of the most satvic foods. Satvic foods promote positivity, growth and expansion of consciousness.

14.  Holy Cow
The positive subtle effects of ghee is said to come from the fact that it comes freely from cows. Cows are special or holy because they receive and store thousands of spiritual energies from the environment. The milk from cows therefore contains the essence of all those energies and ghee is the essence of the milk.

Herbal Energizer


15.  Fry Your Spices in Ghee
Many of the medicinal properties of herbs and spices can be absorbed and transported to targeted areas of the body with ghee.
This is why Ayurveda uses ghee in thousands of different herbal preparation.
You can do the same thing by frying your kitchen spices in ghee before adding to your dishes.  

Making and Storing Ghee

Ghee is made the same as clarified butter but heated longer.  Learn how to: Make Ghee

The two things that will degrade ghee are water and sunlight.

  • Always store your ghee in a container with a good seal in the dark.
  • This is why it is best not to store ghee in the refrigerator if you are using it often. When you open it up to the warm air, water will condense on the ghee and cause oxidation.
  • Ghee will last 2-3 months if you keep it in an airtight container.
  • When kept in a refrigerator, without opening, ghee can last up to a year.

Don’t Be Scared of Ghee

Ghee was once thought to be unhealthy because it is saturated, but research has now revealed the truth about fats and oils. Ghee is one of the seven healthy fats YOU NEED in your kitchen.

Recipes using Ghee:


Cardamom/Coconut Palau: I took all her tastiest palau ideas and put them together into this one delicious recipe.

Diana’s Potato Latkes: Latkes taste wonderful but usually are made with eggs. This is a healthy eggless recipe.

Peppy Potato Yum! Spicy potatoes.

Curried Popcorn: My favorite popcorn recipe.

Written by Randy Fritz with Diana Herrington at Real Food For Life

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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1:07AM PST on Dec 12, 2014

Thank you

1:15AM PST on Dec 5, 2014

Just wanna start with ghee, we'll see, very curious..

11:03AM PST on Dec 1, 2014

ghee has a lot of healthy benefits such as other fruit, i just read some great article at http://millionhealth.com it can help you :)

thank you #POSITIVEMED TEAM for this great information

Best Regards
Dr John azzou
specialist in healthy weight loss

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1:15AM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks

7:23AM PST on Nov 22, 2014

And it's expensive... :-(

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