Myths and facts about pure desi cow ghee
by Amrutam India
Consumption of pure desi cow ghee has been a controversial topic for several years. Yogis and ancestors reckoned its use, some doctors backed it up with scientific facts and findings while some stated it to be harmful to health. However, rigorous research is now being carried out on the exact properties of ghee, the various misconceptions linked to it and several facts have been unearthed now, opening doors to multiple uses of desi ghee in day-to-day life along with the many benefits the pure a2 cow ghee actually offers.
To make you believe in what we say, here is a list of common myths about pure desi ghee and the facts that bust these age-old myths and misconceptions:
Myth: Ghee will cause weight gain
Fact: This is one of the most common myths associated with the consumption of pure desi ghee. Many people fear weight gain and opt not to eat ghee but the fact is that the conjugated linoleic acid in ghee, in fact, aids weight loss, not weight gain and also additionally strengthens the heart by preventing the formation of plaques. So a small quantity of desi ghee in your dal or a spoonful of it on your roti would rather help you stay fit.
Myth: Desi ghee is harmful to overall health
Fact: A major portion of pure desi ghee is composed of monounsaturated fatty acids which is a good and a healthy form of dietary fat and does not harm the body. When consumed in moderation, ghee has many benefits and is, in fact, good for health. Medical studies have also confirmed ghee to prevent cancer by decreasing the enzyme activity that activates carcinogens in the liver. It boosts carcinogen detoxification and reduces chances of any cancerous growth.
Myth: Ghee can cause heart attacks and strokes
Fact: More often than not, people refrain from eating ghee due to the fear of inflicting heart ailments. People on an exercise regime, too, tend to stay away from ghee. However, in reality, desi ghee or a2 cow ghee is loaded with antioxidants, conjugated linoleic acid and major fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, E, and D, which prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases by preventing deposition in the arteries.
Myth: Lactose intolerant people shouldn’t consume ghee
Fact: This is again a very common myth among all the lactose intolerants that consuming desi ghee worsens their health and aggravates intolerance. In reality, milk solids are removed from ghee which is why it practically cannot trigger any lactose intolerance and thus can be consumed without any risk. For non-lactose intolerants, benefits of cow ghee with hot milk are magical and help boost metabolism to a considerable extent.
Myth: Cooking in desi ghee can be hazardous
Fact: Unlike many oils that have a low smoke point at which they break down and form free radicals, causing early deterioration of the body, ghee has a considerably high smoke point (around 250 degree Celsius) due to which it does not break down into free radicals and can be thus regarded as the safest medium for cooking as compared to refined oils and especially groundnut oil.
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