Oh Ghee, how we love thee...

Understanding the many benefits of ghee will ensure it to be the newest addition to your culinary and beauty routines. Consuming ghee provides you essential energy and keeps you fueled throughout your day. Ghee makes beneficial bacteria in your gut, the center for digestion and assimilation, where the production of mood-regulating neurotransmitters and strong immunity are made. And did we mention how delicious it is? It has a light nutty flavor and a super high smoke point which makes cooking and sautéing a breeze.

WHAT IS GHEE?
GHEE'S ORIGIN

This nutrient dense superfood is loaded with essential omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, packed with vitamins A, D, E and K and high in antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and enzymes. 

Ghee is made up of a full spectrum of short, medium and long chain fatty acids creating a unique carbon chain profile with therapeutic properties perfect for fat soluble herbs to penetrate deep into the body tissues and pass through the lipid membranes of the cells. Free of inflammatory properties, easy to digest and highly nourishing, ghee is universally excepted as the most superior fat. A powerful tonic used to nourish and heal we are passionate about ghee and hope to share our love for ghee with you. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF OH GHEE

OH GHEE is comprised of full spectrum short, medium, and long chain fatty acids which trigger absorption in both the portal and lymphatic systems of the body making it the superior carrier oil to bind and transport nutrients and herbs into the body and deeper into the tissue layers. Ghee can help heal your digestive tract and nourish your intestinal walls.

 

As stated on (https://santacruzayurveda.com/ghee-important-gut/)
 

Research has shown that patients with unhealthy digestive tracts do not produce butyric acid and have other low levels of fatty acids or related oils. This is why ghee can be an amazing way to heal the gut.

Some benefits of Ghee in the colon:

  • Helps digestion by maintaining the heal of the gastrointestinal mucosa

  • Supports and regulates healthy bowel movement

  • Inhibits the growth of unwanted bacteria

  • Supports the health of the intestinal mucosa and healthy bowel functions in those with inflammatory bowel conditions

Good digestion is the key to good health, and if you're dealing with any sort of digestive issues, healing your gut lining is an important first step. Ghee is rich in butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that nourishes the cells of the intestines. In a comprehensive study, butyric acid was proven that it not only has benefits for the digestive system, but other areas of health as well:

  • Reduces hunger levels

  • Increases insulin sensitivity

  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels

  • Increases thermogenesis (metabolic process that burns calories for heat production)

  • Supports immune system response

  • A safer alternative to lower smoke point oils (when an oil is heated past its smoke point, it generates toxic fumes and free radicals which are extremely harmful to your body. When the smoke point is reached, you'll begin to see the gaseous vapors from heating, a marker that the oil has started to decompose)

Ghee originated in India, where the climate and temperature was not conducive to storing butter for long periods of time. Ghee however, was what was discovered when that butter was heated (clarified) until the water evaporated and the milk solids separated away — the clarified butter or ghee had a long and stable shelf life. In the practice of Ayurvedic medicine ghee is considered one of the most sacred and healing foods and the healthiest form of fat.  Our ghee, is butter that has been highly-clarified and triple strained to remove the milk solids, lactose, casein, and whey. We have discovered a heat point that removes all water, lactose, and common allergen proteins. It is rich in omega 3 and 9 essential fatty acids, contains 18 amino acids, 8 enzymes, 25 minerals, vitamins A, D, E and K, and is one of the highest natural sources of CLA (conjugated linoleum acid). Not only is ghee used in Indian cuisine, it's healing and high antioxidant properties have been used in beauty regimen on skin and ghee has become a long part of history through spiritual offerings and as a ceremonial accessory. 

 

 

COOKING WITH OH GHEE
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 Ghee is an easy swap for butter, olive oil or other cooking oil, in the sauté pan or baking.  Use OH GHEE for wide variety of dishes such as frying eggs, grilling succulent meats, pasta sauces, drizzle on popcorn; it really is endless what you can cook with OH GHEE. And because ghee is pure oil that melts easily, it’s perfect for making your own spiced, herb and flavored butters. Its versatility is endless. Ghee has become a more recent staple for those that are adhering to low FODMAP diets, DASH or Mediterranean too. You can use OH GHEE flavored ghee's to create garlic and rosemary braises, sauces, or dips and the Honey ghee is just awesome on pancakes in tea or a spoonful straight into your mouth! Chefs around the world and country are using ghee for their recipes because of its unique flavor profile, versatility and high smoke point. Unlike many other oils, OH GHEE has a very long shelf life and will not go rancid because of water content or over heating. (https://www.bonappetit.com/story/cooking-with-ghee).