I’m still alive, barely. The past few weeks have been nothing short of chaotic. As it always does, life happened and big moves are soon to come. So I had to neglect the blog for a little while so I can get everything organized and in order for my near future. But more on that later..
Let’s talk about ghee.
First off, WTF is ghee?!
Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in India. It’s incredibly popular in Asian cuisine, but is also found to have external healing properties for burns, swelling and pain.
What’s the difference in ghee from other clarified butter?
Living in America, it’s safe to say- people in this country love their butter. I’d hope we all know that butter is basically fat, fat, fat. Clarified butter means the milk fat was rendered from the butter to separate the milk solids from the water, causing it to have less fat than normal butter. Ghee differentiates from most clarified butter by allowing the butter and milk solids to cook longer before scraping it off, giving it a nutty taste and rich aroma.
I was never a huge fan of butter until I was introduced to ghee. Obviously, it’s still a form of butter so it’s best to use it in moderation. I tend to switch off between coconut oil, olive oil and ghee when cooking, that way I’m not only using ghee (even though it’s so f-ing good and I wish I could).
There are good fats and there are bad fats. Luckily, ghee is loaded with healthy fats and nutrients AND it’s pretty dang tasty.
Loaded with good nutrients: Ghee has Vitamins A, D & E, Omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy fats such as conjugated linoleic acid and butyric acid, all of which have positive benefits for your health.
Great for cooking: Ghee doesn’t spoil easily as it is dairy-free (you can even store it at room temperature). This also means that all you lactose intolerant people out there are safe to indulge in some ghee. Unlike butter, ghee has a very high smoke temperature so you can easily cook and fry with ghee, without it turning into free radicals like other oils.
Aids in healthy weight management: When used in moderation, ghee can be a good source for energy and weight management. Because of all the healthy fats in ghee, it produces a source of energy. The energy produced from ghee will, in turn, burn fats and aid in weight loss. Ghee also helps with a healthy digestion.
Positive mind and spirit: In my last post, I talked about Ayurveda. Ghee is used often by people who practice Ayurveda because it’s considered one of the most satvic food. Satvic foods are supposed to promote positivity, growth and expansion within your mind. Ghee is also believed to pull negative emotions that are stored in fats, when it’s used properly in a cleanse.
So ditch that butter and convert to ghee. You’ll thank me later, & the cows will thank you.