Desi Cow Ghee: Natural Remedy for Diabetes

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"One should eat nutritious food and exercise regularly to have sound health. Virtuous deeds performed with intelligence shall naturally bring good wealth."

-Rigveda

Mental and physical well-being are complementary and positively correlated concepts, and there is no second-guessing that. When we are healthy, we automatically feel more active and energetic, experiencing mental peace and productivity. Our ancestors understood the role of health and mental well-being in our lives long ago, and thus emphasized a healthy lifestyle.

According to the psychoanalytical concept of the pleasure-pain principle, people instinctively seek pleasure and avoid pain to satisfy biological and psychological needs. Our body and mind make choices to avoid pain and increase pleasure. However, in order to keep pace with the rapid developments, we forgot our roots completely and turned our backs to bodily demands and mental peace. This fast-paced evolution led to growth and development, combined with the bitter enemies- lifestyle disorders and diseases. Our body, unable to grapple with such evolving life circumstances, took the form of lifestyle diseases like hypertension, obesity, diabetes, etc. Dealing with such chronic diseases can be tiresome and frustrating. One needs to understand that these disorders can be avoided to some extent, and adopting a healthy lifestyle can reduce their negative impacts.

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प्रसन्नात्मेन्द्रियमनाः स्वस्थ इत्यभिधीयते ||४१||

“An individual that maintains a balanced state of the main elements of the body (including dosha and dhatu), adequate digestion (agni), proper excretion (mala kriya), blissful condition of soul (atma), satisfied senses (indriyan) and a happy state of mind (manas) is called a swasthya or healthy person.”

-Sushruta Sutra

The importance of a healthy lifestyle is evident from our Vedas and Upanishads. A healthy lifestyle includes a balanced combination of sattvic food and exercise and a regulated sleep schedule, all bound together to form an everyday routine.

Diabetes, a disease attributed majorly to genetics and an unhealthy lifestyle, can remain under control if you are keen on taking adequate steps for the same. The journey towards a healthy lifestyle begins at home. You need not look beyond your kitchen, for 'the golden elixir of life- ghee' is your sidekick on your journey towards a robust lifestyle.

Benefits of consuming ghee in diabetes include:

1) It is a rich source of vitamin K and other antioxidants, which boosts weakened immunity during diabetes.

2) Ghee contains linoleic acid that helps reduce possibilities of common complications like cardiovascular diseases in diabetes.

3) It helps absorb nutrients from the food you consume and thus regulates blood sugar level, ensuring diabetes management.

4) Using organic and A2 cow ghee help reduce bad cholesterol levels.

5) Adding ghee to high glycaemic foods like rice, white bread, parathas etc., lower their Glycaemic Index(GI) and helps reduce carbohydrates' impact on blood sugar levels, benefitting diabetics.

6) Ghee regulates the smooth functioning of the digestive system. Including the right amount of ghee in your daily diet will ensure proper management of constipation.

7) Ghee has a high amount of good fat, which is considered healthy. It is known to help absorb nutrients from the food you consume.

8) Ghee's consumption is known to improve the functioning of the gut hormones. Improved gut hormone functioning enables better secretion of the hormone insulin, which helps manage diabetes.

9) It reduces oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes patients as it is rich in antioxidants. Oxidative stress (the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body) is linked to insulin resistance and diabetes.

10) Skin problems like rashes, itching, and red patches are prevalent amongst people who have diabetes. Such issues are related to the digestive system that is directly affected by diabetes. Ghee is recommended in Ayurveda as it clears up toxins in the body and improves one's digestion.

How can people with diabetes consume ghee:

Add not more than a teaspoon of ghee to rice, khichdi, dal, and carbohydrate-rich foods to ensure easy digestion. According to nutritionist Shilpa Arora, the sugar from rice can be digested easily by diabetics if ghee is added to the same.Thus, consuming ghee in adequate amounts can be a boon for diabetics and those predisposed to it.

With little control over life circumstances, we do have control over certain things, with the choice of a healthy lifestyle being one of them. Amrutam understands your concern and supports you by packing all the goodness and well-being in a single jar of health. Hand-churned & processed using the ancient bilona process and packaged to perfection for you, Amrutam A2 cow ghee is where the quest for pure ghee ends. Shop for your jar of health now to stay healthy naturally.