What is Ghee?
One of Ayurvedic Medicines most treasured foods, ghee has incredible healing properties. Ghee is produced by heating up butter and removing the milk solids and water. It is packed full of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, E, D & K, high in conjugated linoelic acid (CLA) & butyrate (an essential short-chain fatty acids), 70% of which is produced in the gut and is a major part of immunity and gut health, is free of lactose & casein, plus has a high smoke point which means that you are keeping the important phytonutrients and not causing the formation of harmful free radicals.
Benefits of Ghee Include:
Boosts bio-availability of vitamins
Improves digestive health
Contains a full spectrum of short, medium and long chain fatty acids
Promotes heart health
A stable fat for cell-protection
One of the highest sources of conjugated linoelic acid (CLA)
Helps to balance hormones
Cancer fighting properties
Assist with colon health
Assists with constipation
Improves bio-availability of vitamin k
Rich in fat soluble vitamins a, d, e, and k.
Helps with weight loss
Contains omega 3 & 9
Low-no lactone & casein
Helps with detoxification
Has a high smoke point - approx 250 celsius
Promotes strong bones
Contains essential short chain fatty acids
Promotes eye health
High in butyrate
Promotes healthy skin
Ghee can also be used to cleanse the body internally and as methods to assist with herbal medicine (these methods are part of Ayurvedic medicine.)
Ghee can be added to your everyday cooking & drinks in replacement to most oils and/or fats or as as added boost to meals and drinks. It can also be applied to your skin or hair for massage or as a moisturiser/mask.
When purchasing or making ghee always opt for grass feed ghee/ butter and organic if possible.