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Add ghee to your summer meals for these 5 health reasons

Updated on:22 April 2021, 14:29pm IST
Ghee, the golden elixir, is rich in fat and butyric acid. And the health benefits of ghee include keeping your immune system healthy and your body cool in the summer.
Aayushi Gupta
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Enjoy ghee in summers too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Ask any Indian and they’d tell you how much they love ghee! The thing is that this food doesn’t just add taste to the meals, the health benefits of ghee are myriad that you can’t help but revere it. It goes well with everything, be it roti or dal.

In fact, ghee is considered to be a ‘rasayana’ or rejuvenator, according to Ayurveda. It is believed to have a healing impact on our body and hence, enhance our health. No wonder people consume ghee all year round, no matter the weather. It is, however, particularly beneficial during the summer time.

You see, ghee contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. It helps nourish all the tissues and promotes improved functioning of all organ systems. In addition, ghee is an excellent home remedy to reduce pitta and body heat. These qualities make ghee perfect for the summer season!

Here are 5 health benefits of ghee which will convince you to amp up your consumption during the summer:

1. Ghee is a source of healthy fats

Your body needs healthy fats for energy and healthy cell growth. In addition, healthy fats help your body to absorb other nutrients and produce important hormones.

2. Ghee helps balance the internal moisture of your body 

Yes, ghee has moisturising properties that keep your body hydrated. It is smooth, lubricating, and nurturing in nature which helps to keep your body nourished from the inside, especially in summers when your body gets dehydrated more easily. Consuming ghee on a regular basis will show up on your skin as it’ll always stay soft and supple.

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Ghee can even ease constipation naturally. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Ghee strengthens the immune system

We need something to consume on a regular basis to strengthen our immune system. It can save us from infection and disease. Ghee contains butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid, which helps to improve the immune system. Along with this, ghee is a rich source of vitamins A and C which also play an important role in our immunity.

4. Ghee improves the digestive system

Consuming ghee on an empty stomach in the morning will improve digestion and control pitta dosha. Ghee has powerful antiviral and antifungal properties which can help you avoid illnesses. In fact, Ayurveda considers ghee to be the best method of improving the body’s digestion and aiding the absorption of nutrients.

5. Ghee keeps your body cool in the summers

Turns out, consuming desi ghee can keep the body and mind cool. This is because it can reduce inflammation and provide the body with a calming effect. Ghee is sweet in taste and cold in nature. Therefore, it’s perfect for the hot summer season.

So, ghee is the perfect addition to all your summer meals!

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