Desi Ghee or Pure Ghee is mostly considered unhealthy (and is unhealthy when consumed without the necessary portion control), but there are a few parameters that make 'Desi Ghee' healthy.
Desi ghee contains only those fatty acids or saturated fats that are primarily (89%) short chain fatty acids, unlike some other animal fats. We list out the health benefits of Desi ghee. Let's take a look.
- Desi ghee improves energy level.
Its regular consumption enhances physical and mental strength and keeps the body healthy.
It also helps in taking out the impurities from the body.
It enhances eyesight, keeps muscles and tendons healthy.
For people with cholesterol problems, ghee is a better option as compared to butter as pure ghee is lower in fat than butter.
Because of the lesser amount of fat in desi ghee, it is easier to digest.
Pure ghee can last for a longer duration of time. It can be stored without refrigeration.
Ghee also helps in stimulating the digestive system and hence also aids in weight loss provided your diet is well balanced, and you are exercising.
It is full of Vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble, meaning they have to be digested with other fat molecules for these vitamins to make it into our bloodstream.
Ghee has lots of dietary fats (mostly saturated fats) that help our bodies absorb and make use of these vitamins.
Ghee is an excellent cooking medium because it does not break down in high heat like many cooking oils do, resulting in free radicals.
Ghee has a high burning point, so it will neither smoke nor burn when cooked.
The fats in ghee help in vital functions, including protecting the stomach wall from digestive acids, building and strengthening cell membranes and supporting nerve, skin and brain health.
Ghee is also lactose-free and contains no salt.
1. Desi Ghee must be pure homemade ghee made with zero preservative or vegetable fats.
2. Consume pure ghee if you are free from cardiovascular diseases or are not overweight.
3. Completely avoid ghee if you are obese.
4. The recommended amount of fat consumed in the entire day is 10 to 15 grams per person.
Happy eating, but keep a tab on the amount.