Many recent studies are talking about how nutritious it is to replace all those vegetable oils that we use with Desi Cow Ghee. There are 2 major questions that have arisen due to this. 1. What is wrong with the oils that we have been using since years in our cooking? 2. If we are to use Ghee, which ghee should we use? We are all aware of the amazing benefits of consuming organic grass fed gir cow A2 ghee. But first, let us have a look at why avoiding vegetable oils is important for our health.
Is vegetable oil bad for you?
Vegetable oils, or vegetable fats, are fats extracted from seeds, or less often, from other parts of fruits. Like animal fats, vegetable fats are mixtures of triglycerides. Soybean oil, rapeseed oil, and cocoa butter are examples of fats from seeds. Olive oil, palm oil, and rice bran oil are examples of fats from other parts of fruits. In common usage, vegetable oil may refer exclusively to vegetable fats which are liquid at room temperature. Source: Wikipedia
Why should you avoid cooking with Vegetable oils?
The unnatural process
Vegetable Oils came to exist in the early 1900s. Until then cold pressed oils, milk based fats like butter, cream and animal fats were used by people in cooking. The invention of vegetable oil was made to produce a cheap substitute for cooking fats. This also involved a lot of unnatural processing. These seeds are first heated at a high temperature for oxidizing and then processed with a petroleum solvent to extract the oils from them. It is reheated and cleaned with an acid to remove any wax formed during the first process. Some chemicals are mixed in the oil to improve the colour. Deodorizing is also performed to enhance the smell. Sometimes these oils are also hydrogenated to solidify them. Read more about why you should avoid vegetable oil.
They contain a very high amount of Polyunsaturated fats in them which are highly unstable. They are known to oxidize easily. These oxidized fats cause inflammation and mutation in cells. Many issues from cancer, heart disease, endometriosis, PCOS, etc. are said to be a result of these polyunsaturated fats.
These oils also contain a lot of pesticides and chemicals. They are full of artificial antioxidants like BHA and BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene). The artificial antioxidants help in storing the food for a long time but they also lead to health problems like immune system issues, infertility, behavioral problems, and liver and kidney damage. Read more about the harmful effects of vegetable oil.
Which is better? Refined oil or desi ghee?
Desi Ghee, of course! Although it is essential that the ghee that you are using is not adulterated. Many vendors are selling fake ghee under the name of A2 ghee and desi cow ghee in the market. Make sure that you are getting only organic grass fed desi cow ghee which is made using A2 milk and the traditional process of making ghee.
Unlike vegetable oil, desi cow ghee is known to be free of polyunsaturated fats. It has pure anti-oxidants which help in cleansing of the body. It is rich in vitamin A. D, E & K in addition to having a very high smoke point which makes it suitable for cooking and frying food even at high heat. It various known benefits. Read here to know about the benefits of having Gir Cow Ghee.
Which is the best ghee?
Organic grass fed gir cow ghee is considered as the finest ghee. It is made using the milk of the superior Gir Cow. Very few places have the Gir Cow Ghee which is made using the traditional ayurvedic process and not just heating the malai. Bodhishop.in hosts the select few gaushalas which have the best desi gir cow A2 ghee available in India. (Read more here) The ghee from Bodhishop comes with the Bodhi Guarantee of purity and authenticity.
Where can I buy pure A2 Ghee?
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What is A2 Ghee Price?
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