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Start Cooking with Ghee! See Why

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Cooking with Ghee

Ghee has been used for thousands of years, quite literally. It's a truly ancient health food and definitely not a fad. The first known use of the oil was in 2000 BC. Ghee was quickly integrated into diets, ceremonial practice, and Ayurvedic healing practices. It is believed to promote both mental purification and physical purification through its ability to cleanse and balance the body.

If you have cholesterol problems, Ghee is a healthier option than butter as it is low in fat. It also helps in stimulating the secretion of stomach acid, which in turn helps in proper digestion.

Ghee contains high amounts of antioxidants. It helps increase your body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals from other foods you eat. This, in turn, supports a strong immune system. Fat soluble vitamins and minerals also boost our immunity and Ghee helps in the absorption of these nutrients in our body.

Ghee is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K, which are fat-soluble vitamins. They play an important role in the functioning of the heart, brain and bones, the immune system. It's also high in dietary fat, which helps your body absorb and use these essential vitamins. Ghee is made from clarified butter, which means it does not contain the milk solids or other impurities that dairy products have.

Ghee

Casein, which is the main protein in milk, is present in very small amounts in here. It is also very low in lactose. So, if you are lactose intolerant or casein intolerant, you need not worry as ghee will not cause any negative reactions.

Your body needs some fat in order for vital functions to be carried out. These functions include protecting the stomach wall from digestive acids, maintaining brain, nerve and skin health and building and strengthening cell membranes.

These benefits are provided by the fats in Ghee without the hydrogenated oils, trans fats or oxidized cholesterol found in other oils.

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Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing text, swears by Ghee and its vision-enhancing properties. If you have irritation in the eye, smear some Ghee under it and you will feel relief. Ghee is a healthy fat that should definitely be a part of your kitchen!

Read more on how to make Ghee.

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