01/6Health benefits of ghee

Health benefits of ghee

When it comes to a healthy Indian diet, ghee plays a key role. It is a pure clarified fat made from milk and milk products and Ayurveda also considers it as an essential element in your diet that has many medicinal benefits. It is known as 'samna' as in Egypt, 'Samn' as in the Middle East, 'Rogan' in Iran, 'Samuli' in Uganda. This rich and nutritional food item is a smart way to stay healthy as well. Here, Lakshita Jain, Certified Clinical Dietician, Lecturer, Diabetes Educator, Meat Technologist, and Founder of NUTR shares some smart ways to use ghee at home to stay healthy. (Image: istock)

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02/6Types of ghee

Types of ghee

Regular ghee: Ghee is made by melting regular butter from cow or buffalo.

A2 ghee: Made from desi Indian cows like Gir cow and red Sindhi

Bilona Ghee: The most traditional way to make ghee. It is the purest ghee made from desi cow milk. (Image: istock)

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03/6​Ghee nutrition profile

​Ghee nutrition profile

Calories/5gm 44.8kcal

Protein/5gm 0g Ghee

Carbs/5gm 0g Ghee

Fats/5gm 4.9g Ghee

Ghee is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins-- minerals such as Vitamin A, E, K2, D, calcium, CLA and Omega-3. (Image: istock)

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04/6​Benefits of ghee

​Benefits of ghee

A spoon of Ghee with a glass of milk and turmeric with black pepper cleanses the digestive system of its toxins. This helps with constipation and gives a much-needed boost to your immune system.

One of the most significant ayurvedic benefits of ghee is it helps in improving metabolism. This will greatly improve your mood while also adding to your energy levels and helping you lose weight.

Ghee is a rich source of butyric acid. It works as probiotic food for the bacteria in the gut.

Ghee has Vitamin K2, which helps the bones in absorbing the calcium and helps in joint pain.

Ghee with turmeric and black pepper reduces inflammation as well as stress -- which may help in better sound sleep.

Ghee is unctuous in nature and brings glow on the skin.

CLA in ghee reduces tumours, lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugars. It also helps in stimulating appetite. (Image: istock)

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05/6Health cautious

Health cautious

1 spoon or 5gm of ghee is high in calories and fat. Cooking food in ghee is one of the best methods of cooking curries, sabzi, dals etc. But few people with health conditions such as Diabetes, Obesity, high cholesterol, heart patients and PCOS should be cautious about the quantity of ghee. (Image: istock)

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06/6How much ghee to add

How much ghee to add

3-4 spoons a day of ghee can be added with individuals who lead a healthy active sedentary lifestyle. With increased daily calories, you can increase the ghee intake accordingly. (Image: istock)

Inputs from IANS

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