Ghee has been an inevitable part of Indian cuisine. The practice of adding a dollop or a spoonful over your favourite food or as a medium for sautéing or even cooking for that matter, has been there for generations. Stored in ceramic jars in kitchens, the ghee is consumed for boosting growth and strength. Known for its wholesome goodness, the to-be moms are advised to eat it for embryonic health while elderlies consume it for bone health and boosting immunity.
Owing to the multiple health benefits, you can find different variants of cow ghee stacked in the shelves of supermarkets, so much so that it becomes difficult to distinguish the right and purest type of ghee for you.
Dolly Kumar, Founder & Director at Cosmic Nutracos Solutions Pvt. Ltd., the parent company to health and wellness brand Gaia says that "A2 cow ghee is one such type and is gaining popularity amongst consumers. A2 Cow Ghee is a powerhouse of health benefits. It is made from A2 milk of Indian breed cows and is prepared through the traditional methods to retain all the nutrients. Let’s dive into the extraordinary health benefits of A2 cow ghee."
Here are some important health benefits of A2 cow ghee listed by Dolly Kumar.
Easier To Digest
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The A2 cow ghee is one of the most easily digestible dairy fat. It is rich in amino acids and is far superior in nutritional value than any other type of ghee available in the market. Even lactose-intolerant people or those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome don't have to think twice before taking it.
Good Source Of Vitamin A
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The A2 cow ghee has a golden tinge to it. It is due to the presence of beta-carotene - a colouring pigment and a precursor of vitamin A in the ghee variant. The fat-soluble vitamin is important for the immune system, reproductive system, healthy cell growth and for restoring age-related decline in the eyesight. This cow ghee helps critical organs such as heart, liver, kidney, etc. in the body to work properly.
Maintains General Immunity
As mentioned above, it is an excellent source to boost immunity - which is the body's ultimate line of defence against various infections causing bacteria, viruses, or say diseases. It is rich in omega-2 fatty acids and works amazingly to strengthen the immune system. The A2 cow milk (from which the A2 ghee is made) is similar to human milk as both contain A2 beta-casein which makes it more nutritious and healthy.
We all know that ketogenic diets are all about trimming carbohydrates from the platter. In this scenario, the body’s energy supply comes from fatty acids and not through the glucose-abundant carbs. When the diet observer reaches this state, the body becomes efficient in extracting and burning fat for energy.
This ghee or fat source ensures that you get all the right nutrients essential for keeping the body healthy and running smoothly - and A2 cow ghee tops the list.
Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels
The omega-3 fatty acids cleanse the cholesterol deposits from the blood vessels. The A2 protein in it helps build the HDLs or High-Density Lipoproteins that combat cholesterol levels by extracting them out of the bloodstream.
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