How to consume Ghee for maximum benefits
by Jharna Gaur
We have already shared how imperative Ghee is in our other blog - Importance of Ghee in our lives.
Another very important aspect is how to consume Ghee to extract maximum benefits.
The ingestion of Ghee is like offering the finest of fuels into the fires of digestion-Agni. In accord with this, Ghee builds the aura, makes all the organs soft, builds up the internal juices of the body - Rasa and increases the most refined element of digestion-Shukra or Ojas, the underlying basis of all immunity and the “essence of all bodily tissues”.
As per Ayurveda, Ghee should be taken as the first thing during the mid day meal - when the sun is the hottest and our digestive fire is the strongest. Take one teaspoon of Desi cow ghee and have it with the first bite of your chapati/ rice. It tastes delicious !!
Ensure you finish the last drop of that ghee before your start the rest of the meal.
Ghee helps to improve absorption and assimilation.
Ghee kindles or increases the digestive fire- Agni, on which all nutrition depends. It does so without aggravating Pitta- the elemental functioning of fire within the body. In fact, Ghee cools the body, essential in much of today’s world in which everything is overheating.
It is the increase of the qualities of Vata that is synonymous with aging.Ghee has the most vata-balancing qualities, when consumed the right way.
It lubricates your skin and organs and brings the nutrients from food deeper into your tissues. Ghee, in a very sure and steady way, slows the aging process by balancing the living one.
Regular consumption of ghee is also known to reduce levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol!
But the Ghee has to be pure and derived from Desi A2 cow to be as effective as mentioned. Most popular brands available in the market like Amul Desi ghee, Patanjali Ghee or Govardhan Ghee etc are not A2 Cow ghee.
So ensure you choose the right kind of ghee and consume it in the ideal way to live a healthy, long and happy life.