To GHEE or not to GHEE
Have you tried it yet? I recently bought some Ghee, aka Clarified Butter, to try. We ended up not being big fans of the taste in our household so, I am not really using it anymore.
However, my tastebuds aside: Adding ghee to your diet could be beneficial if you like cooking with butter but have a sensitivity to dairy. It is easier for people with dairy issues to digest ghee as the milk solids are removed in the process of making it.
It’s a good high-heat cooking oil: has a high smoke point and won’t go rancid like other oils would at high heat. I am careful with it as it is from cow milk and I want to make sure I’m getting it from pastured-raised cows for the best benefit.
Ghee contains some good-for-you nutrients like Vitamins A & E, and Butyric Acid- our bodies cannot produce this and when digested it helps to support our immune system & GI tract = Bonus! Like the plant-based oils, ghee contains short and medium chain fatty acids – these are absorbed into our bodies more quickly and used as energy, they are easy for us to metabolize.
So, if you want to incorporate ghee into your diet; it really just depends on what you think works for you. And as you know, if you go with animal products in some cases, just be sure it’s from a sustainable, environmental & animal friendly place!
Fo me, I'm sticking with plant-based oils: unrefined coconut or avocado oil for high heat cooking, cold-pressed olive oil for general cooking. This is what works best for me right now. I encourage you to find what works best for you.
Tip: Instead of store-bought Ghee, why not make your own!
Sonia, over at The Healthy Foodie has a great step-by-step recipe: all you need is a stick of butter and some kitchen utensils! http://thehealthyfoodie.com/homemade-ghee