What Are the Health Benefits of Organic Ghee? Organic Ghee Vs Regular Ghee
“Food tastes better when you add ghee to it”, my mother used to say while teaching me cooking. Over the years, the statement has become truer. At my home, we make ghee at home and use it in our everyday cooking. We prepare curries in ghee, apply it on our rotis (chapatis), add a spoonful on hot rice and use it for tadka! We sparingly use oil in our cooking.
Since childhood, we are so attuned to the taste and smell of organic desi ghee, that food smells and tastes incomplete without it. Ghee not only enhances flavours but also provides many health benefits.
Let us learn about some of the health benefits of organic ghee:
Is Nutritional Powerhouse:
Ghee is a powerhouse of many vital nutrients and vitamins such as A, D, E and K. These nutrients are essential in keeping your body healthy and energetic.
Vitamin A prevents night blindness and reduces age-related vision decline. Vitamin D helps in the normal functioning of the immune system and resistance against certain diseases. Vitamin E prevents cell damage by fighting free radicals in the body and extends cell life. Vitamin K helps in clotting the blood, regulating calcium level in blood and maintaining bone metabolism.
Contains Good Fat Source
The fat content in ghee has short-chain fatty acids that can be easily digested than long-chain fatty acids. The fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and linoleic acid are a good source of antioxidants that fight cell-damaging free radicals and prevent serious health issues such as cancer and heart-related diseases.
Improves Heart Health
It is said that consuming ghee in moderation can improve heart health. Ghee improves the ratio of good cholesterol or High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) against the bad cholesterol by fighting the Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL). High levels of LDL may increase the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attacks. Since ghee fights LDL and improves HDL, the consumption of ghee in moderation may improve heart health.
Improves Intestine Health
Ghee made from organic cow milk or organic buffalo milk is rich in butyric acid. Butyrate or butyric acid is a fatty acid that is related to the inflammation soothing response of the immune system. Therefore, ghee regulates intestine health and prevents colon inflammation.
Also, butyrate has anti-viral properties that fight intestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease and repair the lining of the stomach. Thereby, improving digestive health.
It is said that drinking hot milk with ghee at bedtime relieves the problem of constipation. This home remedy is especially effective for individuals with Vata and Pitta doshas.
As per Ayurveda, organic cow ghee balances the Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha doshas in our bodies and slows down the aging process
Moisturizes Skin & Hair
Organic desi ghee is an excellent moisturizer that provides moisture and softens the dry skin and hair. Include ghee in your everyday food to moisturize your skin and hair from inside. Or, you can also use ghee as an ingredient for your face pack and hair pack.
Ghee prevents hair breakage, treats dry and flaky skin and softens chapped lips.
Organic Ghee Vs Regular Ghee
Ghee made from organic cow milk or buffalo milk is organic ghee. Organic milk is obtained from cattle that are fed on grass and natural vegetation devoid of any chemicals and pesticides. The natural feed gives that distinct taste and flavour to the milk and eventually to the ghee made from it.
Organic ghee is pure ghee that does not include any other additives, taste enhancers or other adulterants such as palm oil.
In regular ghee, the milk is obtained from cattle that are induced with growth hormone injections for extra milk production. Also, the cattle are fed on chemical and pesticide-ridden feed. The residues of these pesticides and chemicals remain in the milk and the ghee that is prepared from it.
Many producers of regular ghee are adding palm oil to vegetable ghee to get the texture of pure desi ghee. But this is harmful to our bodies.
Conclusion- What Are the Health Benefits of Organic Ghee?
For pure organic ghee, search for manufacturers and farms that are still practicing the age-old Bilona process to extract butter from the milk and then heating it to make ghee. Adisa Farm is one such farm that is going back to the roots of the Indian Traditional way of making ghee. Taste the purity once…and you will love it forever!