Is Ghee Good for Health?
An all-natural dairy powerhouse, Ghee has been the staple of almost every Indian household for as long as one can remember! Yet, what amuses is that its usage isn’t half as popular as it should be. It’s a mystery which has forever been eluding us – whether Ghee is really good for health. Let’s look at it objectively. Ghee is a by-product of milk, which of course is the same as butter, but only free of additives, preservatives or any form of trans fat. So does that make Ghee good? We will leave that upon you to figure.
A staple and with good reason, Ghee is a powerhouse of antioxidants, and a definitive source of Vitamin E, which is primarily known to reduce free radicals in the human body and thus prevent cellular damage. So, what does that mean? Simple. That Ghee has anti-ageing properties too.
The benefits aren’t restricted to just that. Free radicals are responsible for the weakening the cells of the human body, which leads to reduction in immunity and thereby makes you susceptible to diseases. Additional to Vitamin E, Ghee also harbours healthy amounts of Vitamin D, A and even K, the nutrients directly linked to bone development, immunity building and even regulating blood calcium levels.
If that isn’t enough, Ghee is also a high source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which is well known to promote a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
Ghee isn’t used just as a kitchen staple but also as a product of natural moisturization for skin and scalp as well. Who knew, right? The unconventional usage doesn’t stop there. It has been well noted in the past that practices of Ayurveda use Ghee when it comes to treating burns and scrapes. The reason being, Ghee contains large quantities of butyrate that helps soothe inflammation. That makes Ghee an anti-inflammatory too.
Lactose intolerant? No problem. Ghee barely contains trace amounts of milk sugar aka ‘Lactose’ which triggers the allergy to dairy products. So, the lactose intolerants can also grab a spoonful to enjoy with their meals.
A2 Desi Cow Ghee contains all the goodness of the regular ghee, and more. Made from curd and not cream, A2 Desi Cow Ghee provides you with all the essential good fats that help maintain a healthy heart. It meets up to 90% of your daily Omega-3 fatty acid requirement, helps ease joint pain, aids weight loss and contains a good portion of good cholesterol. Milk for this Ghee is procured from the Tharparkar cows – a cow breed indigenous to the Thar Desert of India. These cows are grass-fed, not factory-farmed, and are free from cross-breeding. The milk obtained through these cows has lesser fat content as compared to the milk by Jersey cows. It is easier to make Ghee from Jersey cows (since only 2 litres of milk is required to make the Ghee). On the other hand, manufacturing Desi Ghee from Tharparkar cow milk (which has lesser fat content), is difficult. Around 7 litres of milk is needed to make this one bottle of this Ghee. This gives Kapiva A2 Ghee its special, nutty flavour.
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Now here’s the kicker – Ghee having low moisture content, has the shelf life of almost a year. You read that right – a year, and that too without refrigeration. We rest our case.