Ghee – pure, clarified butter that is an essential ingredient of Indian cuisine – is loved for its nutty taste and luxurious, melting texture. Yet it has more benefits than its taste and culinary versatility. It also has multiple health benefits, and is one of the few natural foods that can be consumed by people of all dosha types irrespective of their predominant type. In order to get the most out of ghee, it is important to either make your own or purchase ghee that is made from the purest ingredients.
The health benefits of ghee.
Ghee has been used for hundreds of years in Indian cooking. Its numerous health benefits are widely known amongst Ayurvedic practitioners. Chi, the life force that fills and nourishes the body and mind, is affected by imbalances in the doshas, and when this life force is weakest illness may develop. Eating ghee in moderation, as part of a balanced, Ayurvedic diet, helps to keep your chi stronger.
Health benefits of ghee include:
• Enhanced digestion
• Better food absorption
• Deep cellular detoxification
• Improved immune function
• Better skin condition
These are only some of ghee’s beneficial properties.
How do I get/make ghee?
Ghee is butter from which all the milk protein has been removed, leaving only pure fat with no impurities. As such, it is important to use high quality dairy products to start with. To make ghee, unsalted butter is melted at low temperatures and boiled until all water has evaporated nd milk solids have separated out. The fat is strained and kept and the milk solids are discarded.
While it is possible to make high quality ghee at home, it is all too easy to scorch the melted butter accidentally. This will make your ghee unusable and can be an expensive mistake. Working with hot ghee is also a hazard for burns. If you prefer not to make ghee yourself, you can purchase pure ghee that offers the full range of health benefits from expert Ayurveda practitioner, Dr Ashish Paul. Dr Paul uses only the finest ingredients to ensure optimal health benefits.