At Bembie's Heritage Foods, we want you to know the benefits of ghee, clarified butter.
The incredible benefits of Ghee, clarified butter, have been talked about a lot and in many places around the world in recent years. What makes this oil unique compared to those we know on the market and where does it come from? Today we decided to introduce you to another natural product to improve our health, support our body and elevate our consciousness. Wondering how this is possible?
The Ghee Butter
Ghee is a type of clarified butter - an extremely high-end product, in the production of which solid milk particles are removed and water, making it a concentrated residue of pure fat. Widespread in South Asia, and already in many countries of the world, Ghee oil, apart from cooking, is used to treat the body by supporting various organs and systems. Extremely rich in vitamins A, D, K, E, alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, it supports the digestive system, skin, vision, immune system, overall metabolism, bones and general tone of the body, thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Ghee has a high smoke point (250°C or 482°F) which allows for any kind of heat treatment. Perfectly suitable for cooking, baking, frying, even in diet menus, as it does not break down into free radicals like most oils and fats. For this reason it is an extremely sought-after product by people following diets. Ghee - in addition to its full possibility of heat treatment, it boosts metabolism, which helps lose weight and eliminate extra pounds.
Although it is a saturated fat, its molecular structure differs from other animal fats. Its fatty acids have been proven to be 8% less saturated than other animal fats. This helps it get through the cell membrane of the cell and thereby clear the fat-soluble toxins inside it.
Ghee fatty acids are structured in chains (medium-chain triglycerides) that are shorter than those of regular acids and are therefore absorbed much faster than those of other fats. Thus, once it enters the body, the oil is absorbed by the body directly, turning into pure energy, charging the cells with the vitamins and useful elements that make it up.
According to Ayurveda - one of the most ancient Indian health sciences - Ghee oil is one of the most beneficial natural products that our body needs. In addition to its extremely useful properties for the body, it also affects the clarification of the mind and the opening of consciousness. Recognized, accepted and exclusively used in the practice of eastern treatments, the product has strong tonic properties, helps the work of the digestive system and the small intestine. Unlike most fats, which create a feeling of heaviness in the stomach, Ghee oil purifies and invigorates the body, charging it with new energy, helping the condition of the body at the cellular level.
The butter is one of the few products containing vitamin K2, which supports the use of minerals in the body, including calcium. This powerful vitamin, so difficult to obtain naturally, builds bones many times more efficiently than calcium. It increases the flexibility of the body by maintaining the lubrication of the joints and connective tissue.
In addition to vitamin K, the high content of vitamin A improves vision, helps eliminate free radicals that attack the molecular cell.. This, in turn, prevents the development of cataracts.
The oil improves the condition of the skin by hydrating it strongly and preventing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines or loss of elasticity.
As for its antioxidant properties, the vitamin E content protects the body from the action of free radicals.
What Makes Ghee a Healthy Alternative to Butter?
Thanks to its broad-spectrum properties, the oil is preferred by people all over the world. It can be used both raw or for the preparing of delicious dishes. The interesting thing here is that besides being extremely useful, the oil also has a very pleasant taste, which adds an extra note of pleasure for our taste receptors. But the main difference with the rest of the fats we are used to using is its extraction method. Thanks to it, the oil becomes a useful and necessary tool for our body.
Refining the butter involves removing moisture, milk solids and lactose. This allows longer heat treatment of the oil, which does not burn. As we know, it is the overheating of the fat that makes our food toxic and harmful.
According to a study conducted in India, the percentage of people using Ghee in their diet and not suffering from heart problems is times higher than people using other fats. This is because the oil cleanses the arteries of bad cholesterol and thus takes care of our heart health - a properties that is undetectable among the products that flood the food market today.