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One of Ayurveda’s most treasured foods, ghee has incredible healing properties. From daal, khichdi to halwas and chapatis; ghee is one kitchen staple we never get enough of. But, a lot of people refrain from consuming ghee worrying about the weight gain myth ghee carries with it. The fact is that ghee made from organic butter of pasture-raised cows contains CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) that aids in weight loss and has high nutrient value. A2 Ghee is one of the richest sources of linoleic acid and has various medicinal benefits. Wondering what does A2 ghee means? What is the difference between regular desi ghee and A2 ghee? Read this blog to know about A2 ghee.
A2 ghee is made from pure-bred, highest quality milk of Gir cows. Other foreign-bred cows are genetically altered in labs by mixing different varieties to maximise milk production at the sacrifice of quality. Unlike other ghees that are made mechanically with a focus on quantity, A2 Ghee is made using the traditional ‘Hand-Churned Bilona Process’, which keeps the process heat at a minimum and preserves maximum nutrients. First, the milk is set aside to naturally curdle. Then, the curd and water are gently hand-churned until the nutrition fat rises to the top. This is then slow-cooked to perfection with patience. There is no involvement of machinery and chemicals.
A2 Ghee nutrition facts
A2 Gir Cow Bilona Ghee has essential macro and micronutrients that fulfills the daily dietary requirement of the body. It is a rich source of antioxidants and vital vitamins like Vit B2, B12, B6, C, E, and K, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and healthy amino acids.
Nourishes the body
Whether applied externally or taken internally, A2 Ghee nourishes and lubricates body tissues. According to Ayurveda, drinking ghee in the morning on an empty stomach treats the body like rasa, which is a major source of nutrition for cells in the body and improves the process of cell rejuvenation.
Enhances digestion & absorption
A2 Ghee stimulates the secretion of digestive acids in the stomach that help break down food. It also helps remove toxins and promotes elimination, thus improving digestive quality. It also increases the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat.
Increases immunity (ojas)
Around 80% of your immunity depends on your gut health. A2 ghee improves gut health thereby it also helps boost immunity and detoxify the body. This immunity-boosting food also packs a powerful combo of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that makes it extremely difficult for diseases to thrive.
Good for heart health
Although most people associate Ghee with fat and a decline in heart health, the presence of Omega-3 fatty acids in A2 ghee lowers cholesterol level and provide a healthy boost to the heart.
Improves brain function
Regular consumption of A2 Ghee nourishes the brain and nervous system and enhances the cognitive functioning of a person. It helps increase memory, intellect and concentration power.
A2 Ghee helps reduce inflammation thereby it helps prevent bone degeneration and keeps your bones strong. It can be consumed regularly or used for body massage for the lubrication of joints and reduce joint pains.
Vital nutrition for kids
A2 ghee for babies is essential due to its superior quality and nutrition content. It is a vital energy source for growing kids. It helps in increasing memory and brainpower and reduces the risk of neurological problems like ADHD due to the presence of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
Heals & moisturises the skin
A2 Ghee, when applied on dry or even burnt skin, renders a soothing effect and can treat different skin ailments. Even dry and chapped lips can be made smooth and soft by applying ghee on them. Consuming A2 Ghee with milk at night makes hair and skin healthy.
Healthy substitute for cooking oil
A2 Gir Cow Bilona Ghee has a smoke point of around 450°F that is higher than most vegetable oils and butter. Therefore, when cooking at very high temperatures, ghee does not release toxic fumes and retains the nutritional elements of the food.
The best part about ghee is that it not only makes you healthy from within but it also enhances the taste of any dish you put it in! In this blog, we have given enough reasons for ‘why should you opt for A2 cow ghee?’ So, what are you waiting for? Get your jar of A2 Ghee filled with taste, nutrition and wisdom of Ayurvedic goodness today!
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