- You can eat ghee guilt-free, every day
- 3-6 tsp of ghee is important for everyone
- Ghee can come to your rescue when you have a clogged nose
Ghee can rightly be called as Indian superfood. Not only is it delicious to taste, it offers a variety of health benefits too. We bet you have avoided ghee or completely given up on having it, at least once in your lifetime. Thanks to the weight loss industry, many people now believe that ghee is something that should be completely off the table, as it is likely to cause weight gain. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar is here to bust all such myths about ghee. In her recent post on social media, she elaborates on ghee and why it is not bad for your health as it is deemed to be. In this article, we are going to discuss the various reasons why ghee should be a part of your diet. Keep reading to know why Rujuta says, "Eat ghee. Without fear, without guilt, without doubt." This stands true for diabetics, and people with high blood pressure as well!
Rujuta begins her post by informing the pattern in which you should eat ghee every day. She recommends adding 1 tsp of ghee to your breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can be helpful for women suffering from PCOD, people with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, constipation, acidity, weak joints and Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Ghee: how you can have it and reasons to eat ghee every day
1. Adding ghee with lunch can kill your evening cravings for junk food and desserts. It can be especially helpful if you feel sleepy after lunch or if your productivity goes down during second half of the day.
2. You can also add an extra tsp of ghee to your dinner in case you wake up feeling constipated or other digestion issues. It can also help in improving sleep quality.
3. Ghee is safe for consumption for people with cholesterol and blood pressure issues. Rujuta says that ghee helps in regulating cholesterol by increasing lipids and giving a boost to metabolism.
4. The amount of ghee that goes into your food also matters. Ideally, you should add as much ghee to food until it enhances the taste of food, and doesn't kill it. Besides, everyone should get around 3 to 6 tsp of ghee every day, recommends Rujuta.
5. Try to buy ghee that is from desi cow milk. The better option is always ghee prepared at home.
6. For people outside India, she recommends organic butter or clarified butter that is sold in health food stores. Grazing, grass-fed cow milk products should be your preferred picks.
7. With the current change of season and the temperatures dropping slightly, ghee can help you keep warm and give a boost to your immunity.
8. If you have clogged nose, ghee can come to your rescue. According to Ayurveda, dropping a few drops of warm, pure ghee into your nostrils can soother clogged nose. Do it first thing in the morning to get relief. Make sure that you get access to warm and pure ghee for this.
9. Ghee is considered to be a good source of energy. It contains medium chain and short chain fatty acids. They can provide you with sufficient energy to help you go through the day without feeling lethargic.
10. Apply ghee over your rotis to reduce their glycemic index, to make them moister and more digestible.
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