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The Benefits and Nutritional Values of Ghee

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Add ghee to your food and add flavor to your meal and savor to your taste bud. What is the specialty in ghee that right from the Ayurveda Acharyas to our mom suggests the value of ghee as a great component in your diet? Find out how ghee is an essential part of cooking and eating in our life for the benefits and nutritional values it contains.

  • A pure butter fat: Ghee is that yellow fluid which you get on melting butter after the milk solids are removed. Hence it is lactose free and can be advisable for people who are lactose allergic. It helps reduce the cholesterol levels and thus is recommended for weight loss for it has conjugated linolenic acid in it. Though it is a pure butter fat, its good nutritional values add to its beneficial aspects and encourage nominal intake.
  • Regenerates brain: Ghee has the components that increase brain cells and hence is very good for pregnant women who find it imperative to take this yellow fluid every day to strengthen the development of their fetus’ brain development. You might have seen old grannies at home recommend ghee for growing children and new mothers as a source of energy and agile brain activity. It is also said to enhance the memory power.
  • Rich in vitamins: Ghee possesses fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A D and E. It also helps absorb the vitamins from the food taken. It really provides vitamin enriched energy to the body and improves stamina. It has a store of antioxidants in it. No wonder, who add ghee in their regular diet live long as it renders the capacity to fight the diseases and lead a healthy life.
  • Good for tissues: Ghee is considered as massage oil in Ayurveda. It is extremely beneficial for lubricating purposes like lubricating the body’s connective tissues and loosening the toxins from the fatty parts. It is highly beneficial for arthritis complaints. It plays a good role in remedying burning eyes, eye stress and other disorders related to eye. A homemade preparation that comes in hand to act as an all- in- all helper in many of the common health problems we face at home.
  • Other benefits:
    • Kindles digestion and easy to digest, since it contains short chain fatty acids.
  • Adds color and shine to the skin. Helps in removing the black areas of the skin. Makes the skin soft and avoids dryness.
  • Tasty with a sweet smell and flavor, it is almost everybody’s like. Hence, ghee is much used in Indian culinary preparations to make the dish rich and yummy.
  • Is excellent in look and thereby inviting to taste.
  • Benefits of cow ghee:
  • Massage your gums with Cow ghee and protect your teeth.
  • Take cow ghee with warm milk before sleep to soothe your intestines.
  • Apply cow ghee on hot burns to cool the burns.
  • Use cow ghee as a facial moisturizer.
  • Control nose bleeding by applying a few drops of cow ghee in the nostrils every day.
  • Enhance immune system by applying cow ghee as a body massage.
  • Control thyroid dysfunction with usage of cow ghee with its iodine factor.


We can go on enumerating the good effects of ghee for long, but the fact remains that most of the people do not want to take ghee considering it as a fatty item. Well and good! It is a viewpoint that contains the pure logic of the rich fat content found in ghee. The question is not the negligence of such a nutritional food item but it is related to how you consume it and in what quantity. As it is said in Tamil Literature, anything that goes beyond the limit is poisonous to health, be it even amrita or manna. Same is the case with ghee. Take in limited quantities, make it a regular diet and see for yourself what effect it brings to your health.

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