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Immunity and disease protection by Ghee

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Immunity and disease protection by Ghee

In these pandemic times, our body is constantly under threat from one disease or another. As life goes on with the “new normal” with masks in place and sanitizers always on our person, our bodily immunity needs to be great to fight off any sickness or infection. All around, emphasis is now on how we can increase our immunity and what we should do or eat to guard ourselves against any viral, bacterial or fungal disease.

One of the foods which can effectively increase our immunity is our very own Desi Ghee, which has always been used in Ayurvedic remedies and in Indian cooking. Nowadays if you can't make ghee at home or go to your local grocer, you can always order your jar of Desi ghee online.

So what does desi ghee have to make it so special?

The Key Nutrients Of Ghee

S.No.

Nutrient

Description

Role

1.        

Butyric Acid or Butyrate

Short chain fatty acid

acts against inflammation and cancer cells.

 

2.        

DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)

Omega-3 fatty acid

promotes mental health

3.        

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)

Omega 6 fatty acid

Decreases bad cholesterol level, increases good cholesterol

4.        

Vitamin A

fat-soluble vitamin

crucial for eyesight, bones, reproduction, skin and fights cancer

5.        

Vitamin D

fat-soluble vitamin

vital for - calcium and phosphorus absorption, bone and teeth development

6.        

Vitamin E

fat-soluble vitamin

great antioxidant

7.        

Vitamin K

fat-soluble vitamin

helps to absorb calcium, important for heart, bone and teeth.

 

 

Role of Ghee in enhancing immunity and protecting from disease

The ghee has curative properties for nearly every part of the body and so enables us to gain overall immunity from disease. Let us see how the ghee helps in enhancing immunity.

  1. Enables better digestion - Ghee has Butyric Acid, which is one of the short chain fatty acids of the human gut formed by breaking down dietary fibre by the good bacteria present in the gut. Butyric acid is important for intestines and colon cells. Ghee intake helps in improving digestive health, combating intestinal diseases and in preventing colon cancer. Thus ghee gives a thrust to immunity.
  2. Good for bones and teeth – The Vitamin A in Ghee is crucial for bones, while Vitamin D is vital for calcium and phosphorus absorption as well as bone and teeth development. Similarly, Vitamin K present in Ghee also helps to absorb calcium and is important for bone and teeth. Bone and dental health are vital for immunity as we age.
  3. A healthy heart and better cholesterol level – Vitamin K2 in ghee protects against blockages which may be caused by calcium deposits in arteries and thus helps in proper blood flow. It also has CLA which brings down bad cholesterol levels and increases good cholesterol. In these stressful times a healthy heart means good immunity.
  4. Reduces inflammation - Butyric acid is well known for acting against inflammation of the gut. The Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which are there in Ghee, reduce secretions which are responsible for swelling. So, ghee reduces inflammation and swelling and pain.
  5. Is anti-cancer – Ghee contains Vitamins A and E along with Butyric acid, all of which fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. So, ghee consumption gives these elements to our body which act against cancer cells. The antioxidant property of ghee helps a good immune system.
  6. Aids weight loss – A balanced weight is the key to remain immune from diseases. The DHA and CLA present in ghee, which are Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids aid in weight loss by way of boosting metabolism and burning unwanted fat. Being rich in these, ghee is often recommended in weight loss diets!
  7. Hormonal balance – Ghee being a superfood rich in nutrients, helps in balancing hormones. So, it is helpful in thyroid problems and menstrual issues. Women undergo a lot of stress related issues and thus ghee is vital for their health and immunity.
  8. Detoxifies the body – Ghee intake flushes out body toxins because it aids in digestion due to the Butyrate it contains. A toxin free body means great immunity.
  9. Is good for lactose intolerant – Since milk solids have been removed, ghee can be consumed by those who are allergic to lactose.
  10. Is good for memory and growth – Ghee has DHA and is thus good for memory and cognitive abilities. It also has important vitamins. Ghee is thus recommended for kids because it will boost their immunity and development.

 While benefits of desi ghee for giving us immunity from disease are immense, it is difficult to ascertain which ghee is best. Market is flooded with many types of ghee obtained from both desi and hybrid cows as well as buffaloes and all priced differently. 500ml ghee price for brands like Amul, Patanjali, Sri Sri Tattva etc. is roughly around Rs.260-300. Nestle ghee online is available in not less than 1 litre capacity and priced around 435.

 Ayurvedically desi cow ghee is preferred. Ghee made with milk of desi cows is priced much higher. For instance you will observe a vast difference in Gir cow ghee price, Desi Cow Ghee Price and A2 ghee price from the normal hybrid cow or buffalo ghee. This is because desi cow milk is more difficult to obtain

than hybrid cows like jersey. So while Gir cow milk ghee is more beneficial, more milk than that of buffalo is needed to make the same amount of ghee and so most brands don’t prefer them because they cant meet the increasing demands. Desi ghee which Ayurveda recommends is made using bilona method. There is also a difference in bilona ghee from normal ghee made with industrial methods. This is due to the greater time and effort that goes into preserving the nutrients by Bilona. Check out our Shahji Premium Gir Cow Desi Ghee, Shahji A2 Cow Desi Ghee, Shahji Premium Cow Desi Ghee - all made with bilona method.

To conclude, the most delicious and nutritious dishes often have this one ingredient in common – Ghee. Ghee has a valuable composition of nutrients and antioxidants. It balances Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Approximately 80% of immunity depends on the gut and ghee nourishes the gut. So, consume ghee for an extremely good immunity and to remain disease free.

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