Friday, April 1, 2011
Ghee is a clarified butter. I think it tastes extra buttery if that makes any sense. Its buttery than butter!!!
Its light and lacks all the dairy and milk solids found in butter. Some benefits to using ghee is that it requires no refrigeration as it doesn't spoil, its a healthy fat (btw, your body needs fat to be healthy!! Studies have shown that fat free diets actually speed up the aging process! Yikes!! A nutritionist friend of mine actually told me when I was eating low fat and working out like a mad woman that I could be really thin with an old, haggard face....or be beautiful with a little extra fat under my skin.....Oh My!! What's a girl to do????)
These are some other benefits I got from another blog. Its http://path2healthyliving.blogspot.com/2009/03/health-benefits-of-ghee.html
Health Benefits of Ghee
Ayurveda maintains that Ghee is a vital food for healthy skin, mental clarity and good digestion. It also helps the body assimilate nutrients.
Ghee is salt and lactose free so it is beneficial for those who can't drink milk or eat cheese.
Ghee is said to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.
Contains CLA or conjugated linolenic acid which aids weightloss, especially stubborn belly fat and has been shown to slow the progress of some types of cancer and heart disease.
We all need healthy fats in our diet and Ghee is an easily digestible source of saturated fat that contains no trans fats or hydrogenated fats. Ghee, however, is low in the essential omega 3 fatty acids you need for good brain health so supplementation with omega 3's is a needed for a healthy diet.
Other Benefits of Ghee
Making Ghee is a great way to preserve butter, which turns rancid or loses flavor quickly. Ghee won't turn rancid at room temperature like butter and retains it's original flavor and freshness for up to a year without refrigeration.
Withstands high heat in baking at temperatures above 240 degrees Farenheit and is one of the few unrefined oils that does so.
So go on over to Food Renegade's blog http://www.foodrenegade.com/giveaway-ghee-ghee-ghee-and-more-ghee/ and follow the directions to get your chance to win some free ghee!!!!!