Today the market is flooded with variety of oil and butter filled with adulteration, use of GMO and pesticides and it’s so hard to make right choice. Today raised cows are most commonly fed GMO corn and soy,cottonseed. Most oils are fully processed,which we use in daily cooking basis and are refined. Refined oils are extracted using heat and a solvent, which are then bleached and deodorized. And it doesn’t sound too healthy. Eg-
- Vegetable Oil.
- Soybean Oil.
- Corn Oil.
- Canola Oil.
While unrefined oil are mechanically extracted by a machine which applies pressure and not heat. This leaves the high flavour and nutrient content in the oils, making them a healthier choice. For eg-
- Avocado Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Macadamia Oil
- olive oil
I would opt for above unrefined oils or completely unprocessed organic butter,But indian cooking doesn’t always compliment with above oils in daily basis in all dishes, so ghee is the very next best healthy option for us. Being born in India use of ghee in every home is incredible. Growing up ghee was an absolute staple in my household too.
Ghee is a clarified type of butter, meaning that it is butter that has been simmered al low heat to separate the milk solids and water from the butter fat,leaving a high-smoke point (meaning that it can be heated to a pretty high temperature before it starts to smoke) .
Ghee does not contain casein or lactose, making of ghee removes the water and milk fats (casein)so even people of have lactose intolerance can consume form of ghee without worrying about the gastrointestinal problems.
Ghee possesses butyric acid, which is one of the most beneficial short-chain fatty acids that the body needs. Butyric acid has been shown, in recent research, to actually decrease inflammation in parts of the body.
Ghee is rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) a fatty acid known to be protective against carcinogens, artery plaque and diabetes.
Make ghee from regular organic butter this will lessen your exposure to pesticides but will also provide more nutrition.Ghee made from grass-fed butter is packed with vitamins A, D, E and K,and CLA fatty acid and butyric acid,leading to some interesting health benefits. Replacing the butter in your diet with ghee is one of many steps that you can implement as part of an overall weight reduction plan.