Parantha’s dipped in ghee! That’s what breakfasts in most Indian households look like.
Ghee or clarified butter has been part of our kitchens since time immemorial. It is the superfood that our ‘nanis and dadis’ swear by and include in delicacies passed on to their generation by generation.
Shunned for being unhealthy by the calorie-counting lot, ghee is finally making a comeback of sorts in our lives.
And why shouldn’t it? Ghee, Ayurveda’s most prized food, comes loaded with a host of health benefits. It promotes digestion, and including it in your diet can leave you with flawless and gorgeous skin. It is an excellent source of healthy fats, and studies suggest it raises good cholesterol while reducing bad cholesterol. Ghee is also an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are necessary for bone and heart health, and the brain’s functioning.
Ghee also has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in Ayurveda to treat burns and swellings. Ghee is also a source of docosahexaenoic acid, which reduces the risk of life-threatening diseases like cancer, heart issues, insulin resistance and Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders among children. Some studies also suggest that this traditional Indian superfood can also combat obesity! Yes, you read that right.
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Add a spoonful of ghee to your lifestyle
As per nutritionists, consuming 2-3 spoons of ghee daily is crucial for your health. Preparing a ‘tadka’ is the easiest way to include this superfood in your diet. If not using it for cooking, you can add a spoon of ghee to your dal or vegetables. Consuming ghee in this way also adds more flavour to your food. The other way is to have your paranthas with ghee or apply the superfood to your rotis or chapatis.
Not only this, but women can also add ghee to their beauty regime. It is both suitable for hair and skin. Besides nourishing the hair, ghee makes the scalp healthier and stimulates hair growth. Ghee can help seal the moisture into your scalp, make your hair softer, and promote hair growth!
A2 Ghee can be used to treat a host of skin issues, like chapped lips, dehydrated skin. It also helps in preventing and reducing dark circles. It moisturises the skin and gives it a glow and a shiny effect. It can also provide the skin with deep and lasting hydration and make it look healthier. Applying ghee regularly can lighten dark spots, heal minor wounds, and protect skin in cold and dry weather.
Types of ghee
Ghee, basically, comes in two types: A1 ghee and A2 ghee. The significant difference between the two boils down to the breed of cow. A1 ghee is made from the milk of genetically modified Holstein or Jersey cow. On the other hand, A2 ghee comes from a native Indian breed cow (Desi Gir), which never went through any genetic modification.
A1 or A2: Which ghee should you pick?
Cow milk consists of A1 beta-casein protein and A2 beta-casein protein. A2 ghee contains A2 Beta casein, while the A1 ghee consists of A1 beta-casein or sometimes both A1 and A2 beta-casein.
Though both the A1 and A2 proteins had no ill impact on health, research suggests A2 protein is healthier than A1 protein.
The milk of the Desi cow is more superior. As it is thicker in consistency, it also yields more ghee. Grainy in texture, tastes better, is more nutritious, and can also be taken by people suffering from lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also easier to digest as it contains amino acids, making it easier to digest.
To put it simply, A2 ghee is as pure as it can get.
How is A2 ghee made?
A2 ghee can be prepared using two methods. In the first one, butter is heated to separate the milk part and liquid from the fat. As a result, the milk becomes a solid, rendering ghee. The other process of making ghee is called ‘Bilona’. It is the ancient Vedic method of ghee-making. In this process, ghee is produced by churning yoghurt to segregate the butter, then heated to make ghee. A2 ghee made with the bilona method is healthier than ghee made from milk cream. Moreover, it is the bilona ghee that, according to Ayurveda, has medicinal properties.
Why Slow ghee?
If you’ve been looking to buy organic desi ghee online, then look no further. Slow bazaar offers you pure A2 ghee that too at an affordable price! Slow ghee is prepared using the traditional Indian method (and lots of love). In addition, it comes loaded with a host of health benefits.
When adulteration exists in almost everything we eat, finding ghee without impurities is not an easy task. Slow organic A2 ghee is completely adulterated and cruelty-free. As the product is made in small batches, it is entirely free of chemicals and preservatives. In addition, slow ghee is gluten-free and is safe for people with lactose sensitivities. To put it simply, slow ghee is healthy, nutritious and pure.
Want to add the goodness of ghee to your lifestyle without worrying about adulteration and high prices? Slow your roll! Organic A2 ghee from the house of Slow Bazaar is what you and your family need!