7 Reasons Why You Should Use Ghee Every Day
If you love butter, you have to discover the delicious benefits of ghee. Ghee is butter with the volume turned up…way up.
Ghee first originated in the ancient sacred Ayurvedic healing tradition as early as 6500 BC. Ayurveda views ghee as a restorative food that’s also prescribed for the very young and the elderly to increase health, vitality, and mental function. It is even used to enhance fertility.
One traditional medicinal use of ghee includes heating it and combining it with powdered turmeric as a topical wound treatment.
Ghee is similar to clarified butter, but before you get ready to dip seafood in it, ghee is much more than just clarified butter.
The process of making ghee takes clarification a step further – with ghee you boil the butter at medium heat at which time the milk solids start to separate and rise to the surface.
Once you skim the milk foam off, then you boil the ghee for a second time at a lower heat it will bubble and foam up again. The milk solids fall to the bottom turned golden brown and caramelized. Once you strain the ghee and you have homemade delicious ghee.
Ghee has a rich fragrant smell, you can stick your nose it in and enjoy the rich almost nutty buttery scent for ages.
True traditional ghee is made with milk obtained from grass fed cows only during spring and fall seasonally on the waxing or full moon, which are favorable times in the Vedic system. It’s made in stainless steel or copper bottomed pots and stored in glass containers to prevent toxins like BPA and BPS from leeching into this delicious buttery superfood.
But Are The Health Benefits of Ghee Worth Eating More Butter?
Discover how these seven health benefits of ghee can help strengthen your heart, reverse diabetes, prevent cancer, and more:
1) Did you know… you may even be able to prevent cancer with conjugated linoleic fatty acid (CLA) naturally found in the golden goodness of ghee? CLA an antioxidant and a trans-rumenic acid that is found abundantly in grass-fed meat and dairy products.
In 1991 a study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute discovered that CLA is more powerful than any other fatty acid in the prevention of breast cancer tumors.
2) Reduce inflammation and ease pain. If you suffer from the constant pain of arthritis, CLA found in ghee can help reduce the levels of inflammatory markers in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. A clinical trial of 78 patients divided into four groups conducted by Tehran University, found that the decrease of inflammation was most significant in the group that received CLA and 400mg of vitamin E.
3) Decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease – The Veterinary College and Research Institute in Namakkal, India divided two animals groups into a low CLA diet (soybean based) and a high CLA diet (ghee based). The results were astounding, the ghee fed animals had lower cholesterol, lower atherogenic levels, and better cardiovascular health. The soybean based diet group actually developed fatty liver disease.
In fact, a study on a rural population in India showed that men who ate higher amounts of traditional ghee had lower incidences of heart disease than those who ate less of it.
4) Butyric acid also known as butyrate in ghee is great for your gut health. Ghee’s high amount of fatty butyric acid helps promote digestive healing, prevents gut inflammation, and nurtures the intestinal tract. Butyric acid has even been shown help ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
5) Lose fat with this delicious fat. Researchers found that mice fed butyric acid lost fat and reversed several metabolic conditions.
6) It was even discovered that butyric acid is also an anti-cancer substance that causes cancer cells to kill themselves, but preserves normal cellular function.
7) If you’re lactose or casein intolerant, on a special program like Whole 30, or you just want to avoid dairy – you can freely use ghee, since it doesn’t contain any milk solids or preservatives.
Ghee doesn’t need refrigeration, so long as it’s stored in an air-tight container – it can last up to three months. It also has a higher smoke point than olive oil and even coconut oil at 252°C or 485°F, which makes it ideal for cooking and sautéing.
You’ll avoid the chances of dangerous free radicals being released into your food when the oil heated in the pan changes from shimmering to smoking.
If you really want to transform your health, I urge you to try ghee. It’s rich in CLA, antioxidants, and brain and bone health fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K2.
Plus, if you’re trying to conceive, vitamin K2 is one of the most important prenatal nutrients for your body.
In Ayurveda ghee is considered a positive food that promotes, growth, and expansion of consciousness.
Now, aren’t you a little happier knowing that you can cook your veggies in the buttery goodness of ghee guilt-free?
Ghee is simple to make and only requires good grass-fed butter and a little patience. We’ve created an easy to follow ghee recipe. The rewards to your health are numerous, so why not take full advantage of this delicious golden superfood and eat a spoonful of it today?
If you’re ready to use healing fats like ghee to improve your brain function, boost your immune system, “bulletproof” your body against sickness and disease, and restore youthful energy and vitality to every aspect of your life, then you need to read “Healing Fats of Life” right now!