In a recent interview an American socialite, television personality and fashion designer Kourtney Mary Kardashian explains that she drinks a teaspoon of liquid ghee first thing every morning for beauty reasons. And the scientists agree that ghee does have cosmetic properties that benefit hair and nails. But is this the only benefit ghee has? In all respects, ghee is a unique product and it is recommended by doctors to all people, especially for those, who engaged in physical activity.
What is Ghee?
Ghee is a clarified butter. Indians call clarified butter (ghee) as a “liquid gold” for its unique benefits. It has been used in Ayurveda medicine for many centuries. Now various scientific studies have also proven that ghee is a useful product which has lots of benefits for the human body and mind.
What are the Health Benefits of Ghee.
Although saturated fatty acids are associated with high cholesterol levels and heart diseases, a little bit of it is necessary for various body functions such as brain development, improving immunity, bone health and nerve functioning.
- Ghee is made up of short chain fatty acids that are easy to digest and can be easily converted into energy.
- It strengthens the immune and nervous systems.
- Ghee is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods
- It lubricates the connective tissue and promotes flexibility.
- In Ayurveda ghee is considered beneficial for the whole body and mind, and known to balance them.
- It is free from hydrogenated fat and trans-fat which poses many health risks.
- It has antiviral and anti-cancer properties.
- Ghee is good for nerves and brain.
- It contain vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Vitamin A is naturally present in ghee which is lacking in other edible oils.
- It has high smoking point (the temperature at which oil break down and produce harmful cell damaging radicals) which make it a better choice for frying and cooking.
Bellydancers should eat Ghee for health and beauty. Just include 1-2 tsp. of ghee in a day to get its benefits.
Happy eating, but keep a tab on the amount.