How Ghee Can Help With IBD
Nowadays, healthy fats are gaining a lot of popularity. However, one fat in particular that is making its way across the nation is Ghee (the Hindi word for ‘fat’). Referred to as “liquid gold”, Ghee is clarified butter that originated from the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisines, as well as traditional medicine.
Ghee is made when unsalted butter is heated gently, causing the milk solids to separate from the liquid fats. Removing the milk solids gives the now clarified butter a deep yellow color and a more intense flavor, which is why there is no need to use as much.
Research shows that Ghee’s nutritional profile boosts several benefits, which range from building stronger bones to promoting heart health. Recently, however, it has garnered a lot of attention in helping with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by improving digestion and relieving inflammation.
Used for centuries now, Ghee has risen to ‘superfood’ status and it is one of the most powerful foods out there. Today, it is rapidly gaining a glowing reputation not only for its intense ‘buttery’ flavor and versatility, but also for the numerous health benefits that it has to offer.
When consumed in moderation, neither ghee nor butter is harmful to health. Real butter does not contain any trans fats, but it does contain high levels of saturated fat, which can contribute to high cholesterol levels and the onset of heart disease (if not consumed in moderation). On the other hand, ghee is another form of butter, but it may be better for individuals who are sensitive to lactose and casein because it contains less of both dairy proteins.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of Ghee!