Why Ayurveda Advices to Start your Day With a Spoonful of Ghee

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Ghee is an age-old miracle potion.
See why it is healthy to have a spoonful of ghee on an empty stomach.

Ghee is an age-old miracle potion, which has been extensively used in Indian cooking as well as an essential part of several Ayurvedic remedies and ancient medicines. But this homemade clarified butter is a lot more than a cooking ingredient.  

Consuming ghee on an empty stomach has many health benefits, says Ayurveda. As per Ayurveda experts, adding ghee to the morning routine works as a ‘Rasa’ for the body. It is believed that ghee acts as a source of nourishment for the cells of the body and helps in reversing cell damage, promotes healing. The benefits are so much so that it will even promote weight loss. The presence of butyric acid and medium-chain triglycerides in ghee impacts the stubborn fat by flushing them out of the system and promoting good cholesterol.

It is believed that ghee reduces the acidic pH level of the gastrointestinal tract, which helps in better digestion, improves metabolism, works as a laxative, and improves gut health. Ghee is an excellent source of calcium and amino acids, which makes it great for strengthening bone and dental health. It naturally lubricates the joints and promotes the formation of lubricants in the bone joints. It acts as a natural moisturizer and helps the skin to glow from within.

This is how you can include ghee in your morning routine:

  • Consume one teaspoon of cow’s ghee with warm water in the morning.
  • You can also mix a teaspoon of ghee with raw turmeric and boil it. Consuming this concoction every morning helps improve immunity and cure dry cough.
  • One can also grind raw turmeric and one teaspoon ghee and make a morning drink.

However, it is essential to consume it in a very small amount to reap the benefits, too much ghee can lead to weight gain due to the presence of saturated fats.

-Staff Reporter

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