Ghee vs Oil: Which is better for consumption?
Commonly referred to as clarified butter, ghee is a natural and traditional source of fat often used in Indian kitchen for cooking especially in winters. But these days to maintain fitness, people have started cutting down on ghee and have started to include refined oils in their kitchen which are much more harmful than ghee.
Refined oils are obtained after treating natural oils with various chemicals and thus oil has disadvantages that can turn out to be harmful in the long run. Nickel (chemical) is used in the refinement process which has adverse effects on the liver, skin and respiratory system. In addition to this, refined oils have also been linked with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, and kidney ailments.
Whereas, ghee apart from enhancing the taste, it also provides strength, vigour, and vitality to the body. Now, let’s take a look at the health benefits of ghee in detail:
- Ghee contains conjugated linoleic acid which is a type of omega-6 fatty acids that are healthy and can make you burn fat and lose weight.
- Ghee includes medium-chain fatty acids which are processed & absorbed by the liver and burned as energy. Thus, ghee is an excellent source of energy for athletes and people with an active lifestyle or anyone who find it difficult to get through the day.
- Ghee contains a rich variety of fats and high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids (MFA) which helps in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
- Our bodies convert fiber into butyric acid that has many benefits one of them being aiding digestion. And, ghee is rich in butyrate that helps decrease inflammation, heal digestive track and keep it healthy.
- Being rich in vitamin D & E, butyric acid and loaded with detoxification properties, ghee stimulates the production of T-cell production which balances the hormones that maintains healthy metabolism and promotes an alkaline environment in the body, making it extremely difficult for disease to thrive.
- These days, there are high cases of people complaining to have dryness, itching, burning and aching in eyes. And, Ayurveda suggests cow ghee is the best tonic for the eyes. Significant levels of vitamin A in ghee helps in maintaining eye health.
- High levels of vitamin K2 in ghee helps the body absorb calcium that promotes healthy bone health and prevents tooth decay.
- Ghee is also ideal for those with lactose intolerance as during the preparation all the dairy residues are simmered off.
Apart from this, there are many other benefits of ghee for hair and skin apart from cooking, click here to explore.
Verka Ghee is produced from fresh cream that maintains its natural flavour and aroma. It is manufactured in hygienic condition and is conveniently available across all markets in Punjab and Chandigarh.