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Does Your Child's Diet Include Ghee? Celebrity Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar Tells Why You Need To Give Ghee To Your Kids

Ghee is made by heating the butter and separating all the milk solids and water. Ghee has been primarily used in Indian cuisines as it is nutrient-dense and contains essential fatty acids which are beneficial for health.

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Ghee is the "Hindi" word for the clarified butter.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Ghee is one of the nutritious superfoods
  2. The human brain is composed of at least 60% fat
  3. Saturated fat is necessary for brain to function smoothly

Ghee is one of the most nutritious superfoods that provides several health benefits. Ghee is the "Hindi" word for the clarified butter. Ghee is made by heating the butter and separating all the milk solids and water. Ghee has been primarily used in Indian cuisines as it is nutrient-dense and contains essential fatty acids which are beneficial for the overall health. Some of the health benefits of ghee are it boosts the immune system, keeps chronic diseases at bay, aids in digestion, helps in shedding those extra kilos, builds strong bones, reduces inflammation and is even used for hair and skin.

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Ghee is one of the most nutritious superfoods that provides several health benefits.
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But now a days many people especially those on a weight loss program have started thinking that ghee is bad for their health. Some people have stopped including ghee in their diets. This is because it is fattening and leads to weight gain. Well, that is a popular myth which should not be believed at all. First and foremost, ghee does not lead to weight gain and should be included in your diet. Moreover, ghee is important for the overall well-being of the person. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in her recent Instagram post tells the importance of this superfood, "ghee" and why college kids should add it to their meals. Further, the nutritionist tells to add a dollop of ghee guilt-free in your rice or roti. This will also help enhance the flavour of your food.

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Ghee is important for the overall well-being of the person.
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Also read: Do You Really Need Ghee During Pregnancy?

The human brain is composed of at least 60% fat, and most of these fats are obtained from the foods we eat every day. Eating a diet high in fats is essential to maintain a strong and healthy brain. However, it is difficult to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy sources of fat. With so many types of fats available in the market, one may get confused as to which fats to eat and which ones should be avoided. Some healthy fats like nuts, cheese, olive oil, avocados, butter and ghee should be a part of your diet. If consumed in small amounts, healthy fats can do wonders for your health.

Saturated fat is necessary for brain to function smoothly. Ghee has highest-quality and healthiest sources of saturated fat one could imagine. Saturated fat is the building block for brain cells and helps in the development of brain. This Indian superfood also improves the memory and strengthens the brain and nervous system, promotes longevity and helps restore balance to your mind. As an added benefit, the healthy fats present in ghee helps boost your mood and enhance concentration.

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Saturated fat is necessary for brain to function smoothly.
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Also read: 5 Reasons Why Ghee Is A Must For You

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