Health Benefits of Ghee

January 31, 2018

Ghee has been a staple in traditional Indian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. In recent years, society has been turning back to traditional foods because of the incredible health benefits they contain.

One traditional ingredient that has seen a recent renaissance is Ghee. The traditional clarified butter is being used more and more due to its nutrient-rich and free-of-milk protein, making it a great option for those with dairy intolerances.

What is Ghee?

Ghee is made through the process of boiling butter and skimming off the butterfat. This eliminates the proteins (casein and whey) and the milk solids (containing the lactose), leaving what is known as clarified butter.

Ghee garnered a bad reputation because of its high saturated fat content; believed to be responsible for the increased risk of heart disease. But researchers actually discovered that ghee can help reduce the risk of heart disease, rather than increase it. It is also packed with vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as fatty acids CLA and butyric acid thanks to the grass-fed butter it is made from.

Health Benefits:

  • Beautiful Babies: For those trying to conceive, ghee can be a miracle ingredient. The high levels of vitamin K2 have been found to play a crucial role in facial and dental development. Mothers with high levels of K2 are more likely to have children with wide, symmetrical faces with plenty of room for straight, healthy teeth later on.
  • Aids Digestion: the fatty acid butyric acid, which is found in Ghee, is a monounsaturated fatty acid that reduces inflammatory conditions in the cells of the intestine, aids in repair of the mucosal wall and increases containment of undigested food particles. If you’re suffering from any digestive issues, then Ghee can help you on your way to repairing your gut.
  • Helps with weight loss: Another fatty acid prevalent in ghee is CLA. As well as having cardiovascular benefits, it can also aid in weight loss. Replacing highly processed vegetable oils with Ghee has been proven to help obese people shed those extra pounds.

Royal Nawaab’s halal restaurant in Manchester uses the finest ingredients in its dishes, including Ghee. All of which can complement a healthy lifestyle.