Superfoods: Ghee an ultimate Ayurvedic wonder

1. Ghee: A superfood

Ghee: A superfood

When it comes to Ayurveda, ghee is considered an inseparable part of medicinal concoctions and even food. With time, ghee has been given the status of ‘superfood’. It adds flavour and aroma to the food and also promotes good health and helps in growth.

Here’s why it qualifies it as a superfood:

2. What is ghee?

What is ghee?

Ghee or clarified butter is basically formed when butter (maakhan) a by-product of milk is cooked on slow flame leaving a concentrated residue of pure fats.

3. Helps weight loss

Helps weight loss

According to health experts, ghee is rich in healthy fats that when consumed on a daily basis helps you burn fat and lose weight.

4. Instant energy

 Instant energy

According to Ayurveda, ghee contains fatty acids that liver absorbs and burns quickly. This USP makes ghee a healthier source of energy.

5. Reduces risk of cancer

 Reduces risk of cancer

In Ayurveda, it is believed that the ghee prepared using manual churning method is rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid that helps protect the body from cancer and diabetes.

6. Lowers cholesterol

Lowers cholesterol

If you think ghee can increase your cholesterol levels, then you need to know that ghee is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which further lower cholesterol and also improve heart health.

7. Improves digestion

 Improves digestion

When ghee is consumed on a daily basis, it aids in the stimulation of acid secretion of the stomach that further helps in proper digestion of food and fats like oil and butter. As a rich source of butyric acid ghee also helps in lowering inflammation and boosts the digestive system.

8. Good for skin

Good for skin

Ayurveda considers ghee as the most effective moisturizer for the skin. It not only softens the skin but also provides necessary nutrients.

9. Good in pregnancy

 Good in pregnancy

Loaded with vitamin K2, ghee is good for expecting women, as it plays a key role in the development of the baby’s facial features and teeth.

10. Improves immunity

Improves immunity

The butyric acid that aids in improving digestive system, also boosts immunity by stimulating the production of killer T cells in the gut.

11. Improves flexibility

 Improves flexibility

In early times, the bodybuilders used a lot of ghee in their daily diet. It is believed that regular use of ghee lubricates the joints, connective tissues and promotes flexibility in the body.

12. Free of impurities

Free of impurities

Unlike oil and butter that are filled with preservatives and salt, homemade ghee is pure and does not contain any additives that are harmful to the human body.

13. Brings in positivity

Brings in positivity

Ghee is considered as a sattvic food, that promotes mental and physical peace and positivity.

14. Improves eyesight

 Improves eyesight

According to Ayurveda, regular consumption of cow ghee improves the eyesight and is considered as a perfect remedy for irritation in the eyes.

15. Controls cough

 Controls cough

In case of bad throat or cough, Ayurveda suggests eating a teaspoon of warm ghee directly or making a herbal concoction with cinnamon stick, ginger, jaggery, and black pepper.

16. Relieves constipation

Relieves constipation

According to Ayurveda, ghee is an effective remedy to cure constipation. It also boosts metabolism.


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