Facts and test to know about pure ghee


Do you remember how much our Grandparents insisted on to use Desi Ghee for cooking & no doubt they lived longer & more healthier than us.
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GHEE is a clarified butter from milk is taken through a process of curdling & heating or clarifying. Clarifying helps to remove Moisture, Sugars & Proteins ,which are present in butter. You need not refrigerate it like BUTTER, as it doesn't contain trace of milk & water.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GHEE:

1) Ghee is a rich source of MCT ( medium chain triglycerides ) which is necessary to boost our metabolism as it has the property of excess calorie burning, improves digestion , increases fat oxidation & does not get stored as fat like. And BUTTER is loaded with 50% trans fat which is unhealthy fat.
2) GHEE is the best cartilage & joint lubricator.
3) Gives relief in constipation.
4) Gives that supple texture to the skin.
5) Our Brain is the fattest organ in the body ( 60 % is made from omega 3 fat. ) So include Ghee in your food to make your brain cells work in a healthier way.
6) Rich in Fat - Soluble Vitamins - A , D, E, K.
7) Helps in cleansing colon, thus helps in digestion.
8) High smoke point, thus easy to digest.
9) Enhance & improve eyesight.
NOTE: GHEE IS A KIND OF FAT. ONE MUST NOT TAKE MORE THAN 2-3 teaspoon ( 15 gm). 1 teaspoon = 5 gm fat= 45 calories ( 1 gm fat gives you 9 calories ) so 3 teaspoon = 45 * 3 = 135 calories which is almost 20 % of the total daily calories count that should come from fat. Now onwards enjoy your food with ghee. add it to your roti, paratha, thepla, rice, khichdi, dal etc.

TEST TO KNOW ABOUT PURE GHEE:

SIMPLE TEST - Melt your ghee & add 1 teaspoon of Hydrochloric acid & a pinch of salt. Shake the container ( careful as it contains acid )for a minute. Let it stand for one more minute. If it is adult-rated with vegetable oil, you will see red layer of vegetable oil at the bottom. No red color means ghee is PURE.

SOURCE: Mrs. Rekha Champaneria: Diatician & Diabetic Educator.
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