Ghee Health Benefits
Great For Cooking and Taste and Health
Ghee has a high smoking point of around 250c. A high smoke point is important as fats and oils that are heated past it start to break down, releasing free radicals and a substance called acrolein, the chemical that gives burnt foods their acrid flavour and aroma.
Ghee has had the milk solids and impurities removed so people who are lactose or casein intolerant can usually eat it with no issue. It has a delicious nutty buttery taste.
Ghee is high in Nutrition:
It is rich in the oil soluble vitamins A and E and D. Many people think of fats as unhealthy but our bodies need fat to function. Omega-3s are healthy form of fat.
It is rich in K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties if it is sourced from grass fed cows.
Ghee is converted directly into energy like carbohydrates and so can help with weight loss. The energy in the medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn other fats. Athletes can use ghee as a consistent energy source.
Omega 3’s can help decrease levels of unhealthy cholesterol and provide a good energetic balance to your fat intake. So despite what many people are told Ghee can be great for heart health
Digestion and Immune Strengthening
Being rich in butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid it can help digestion and help to strengthen the immune system. Beneficial intestinal bacteria convert fibre into butyric acid and then use that for energy and intestinal wall support. Eating ghee is like eating probiotics and prebiotics and fibre combined. When you join the antioxidant component of conjugated linoleic acid and butyric acid to the vitamin A contained in ghee, you have a powerful anti-cancer substance that could help reduce oxidative stress throughout the body.
Research has shown that production of butyric acid supports the production of killer T cells in the gut, and thus a strong immune system. It has also been shown to help with inflammatory bowel disease such as IBS, Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Of course this is a fat so over consumption can cause problems. Always speak with your Medical practitioner before making big changes to your diet.