While ghee is considered fattening, there are several benefits as well and actually helps lose weight and detox.
Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Most health conscious people believe the key to weight loss is a fat-free diet and lots of exercise. However, not all fats are bad for health, and some may, in fact, be good for one’s well-being. Ghee is considered to be a healthy fat. Ghee is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids which decrease LDL cholesterol. Cow’s ghee is a natural antioxidant which eliminates free radicals and inhibits oxidation process. Thus, it prevents degenerative changes in our musculoskeletal system, prevents premature ageing and prevents Alzheimer’s disease.
Best ways to consume cow’s ghee
Dr Lotlikar suggests some beneficial ways to consume ghee:
- Consume a teaspoon of cow’s ghee with warm water to lubricate the bronchioles , reduce spasm of bronchioles, enhance breathing and cure dry cough.
- Administering 2 drops of liquefied cow’s ghee in each nostril as part of Nasya, improves immune system of upper respiratory tract and prevents allergies of dust, smoke and aerosols.
- Consumption of 1-2 teaspoon of cow’s ghee every morning on empty stomach will prevent thickening of arteries and improve blood circulation.
- Daily consumption of 2-3 teaspoons of cow’s ghee along with rice and roti improves the digestion process, improves absorption of nutrients from food, lubricates large intestines and prevents constipation.