2020 Diet Resolution: Consuming healthy A2 cow ghee
by Amrutam India
2019 is has ended and with the beginning of a new year, people are motivated with resolutions around living a healthier life and consuming good food. However, let’s face it, they are as shortlived as the “new-year kickstarter” motivation. Nonetheless, it's never too late for a good start. This time, let's make 2020 a phenomenal year with a change for the best, a change in your lifestyle for real, a resolve to be healthier.
A smaller, but feasible resolution for this year should be the introduction of A2 cow ghee in your diet, as it's easily available and adds to the nutrient as well as taste quotient of various dishes. Ghee here refers to pure A2 cow ghee made by the traditional bilona process.
Pure desi cow ghee has been consumed in India for ages. Our ancestors knew the goodness of this magic potion and made it a part of their diets as well as religious rites. It holds an important place in Ayurveda, being the base of most ayurvedic medicines. It's like a legacy from the generations before passed on to us.
Unfortunately, not so long ago, it was termed as an unhealthy fattening food and the fad magnified. People started forbidding it and started losing out on its infinite goodness. The good news is that the misconceptions around ghee have been disproved, it's back to being a staple in Indian kitchens and has been termed as a superfood in many parts of the world.
We are what we eat and today's hectic life coupled with the drastic climatic changes make it more important to explore various avenues that lead to a well-balanced nourishing diet plan. The Keto diet is one of the most popular ones advocates a low-carb and high-fat diet that has many health benefits. It's designed in a way to drastically reduce carbohydrate intake and replace it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts the body in a metabolic state called ketosis.
A2 cow ghee is a major contender in the keto diet plan, and also works as a better alternative to the butter used in bullet coffee. Ghee, as an excellent source of good fat, plays a pivotal role in the keto diet as you need to supply enough fat to your body. The quantity of ghee to consume is decided based on several factors like body weight, age, and other health conditions. Once the fats requirement as per the diet chart is clear then ghee can be comfortably added to it.
Let's have a look at the benefits of pure desi cow ghee:
Facilitates weight loss: It has high conjugated linoleic acids which aid weight loss.
Aids digestion: The high butyric acid, a kind of short-chain fatty acid in ghee aids digestion.
Improves mental health: A fit body and a happy brain go hand-in-hand. Ghee gives nourishment to the body to function well and elevates your mood.
High in calcium and boosts immunity: Calcium deficiency is the current epidemic of the current generation. Ghee, a byproduct of milk, not only provides the much-needed calcium but also helps improve overall immunity.
A storehouse of essential vitamins A, D, E, and K: Ghee contains these fat-soluble vitamins, which play a vital role in the immune system functioning of the heart, brain, and bones. By adding ghee to your diet, it will work to gradually replace all vitamin supplements.
Contains Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids: They are highly crucial from an overall health perspective. It plays a vital role in the digestive system as the body breaks down fats into fatty acids, which can then be absorbed into the blood.
Excellent for skin and hair care: A2 cow ghee is truly a blessing for the skin and hair which keeps bearing the brunt of environmental pollutants. It has anti-aging properties and can help heal rashes and burn marks too.
Heart health-friendly: It reduces LDL and increases HDL to maintain a healthy heart condition. However, it should be consumed in moderation.
Beneficial for babies and pregnant women: Babies, as well as pregnant women, need a highly nutritious diet to support the growth spurts. Ghee provides the much needed additional energy and facilitates growth in a healthy way.
Though ghee consumed in any form is healthy, It is best consumed in its original semi-solid state. Add it to dishes like dal, khichdi, kheer, vegetables, salads, or sprinkle over chapatis. However, if you wish to fry or cook anything, it still enhances the nutrition of the food due to its high smoking point of 272 degrees Celsius. Let’s not forget the lip-smacking flavor that it adds to a simple dish.
Moderation and purity should be kept in mind while consuming any food item; this stands true for desi ghee as well. Consume no more than 1 to 2 teaspoons of ghee in a day.
The biggest love is self-love, it's time to take charge of your well-being and following the resolution to befriend pure desi ghee. We, at Amrutam, believe in long-lasting bonds that lead to better health through food, hence it's our utmost endeavor to provide nothing but the best quality pure desi cow ghee. Visit our shop to get your jar of pure desi, A2 cow ghee.
From the team at Amrutam, we wish you a ghee-licious new year!