Ghee as a healer
Charaka Samhita, an ancient centuries-old Ayurvedic text says, “All oils are fit for human consumption, ghee is best for eating.” It is also known in the West as ‘healing oil’ which is sufficient to describe its benefits. Many dieticians and nutritionists recommend desi ghee for cooking over refined oil. Desi ghee is a magical ingredient, especially for the expectation of women. Since old times, pregnant women have been consuming ghee for overall improvement in their health.
Tons of benefits
Desi ghee is a form of healthy fat that can help nourish the baby in the womb. It not only tastes good, but gives the expecting mother enough energy for the day. To repair damaged tissues by flushing out toxins, desi ghee also helps to straighten the immune system. Although it is said that ghee helps during delivery by providing smoothness, there is no scientific confirmation about this. Nevertheless, ghee has been used together by generations and has helped in nourishing healthy children.
Use of ghee
It is said that a pregnant woman needs at least 200-300 extra calories than normal. Ghee can help those extra calories in a healthy way. While desi ghee laddus can reduce craving during pregnancy, cooking with desi ghee can add nutritional factors. Even Kareena Kapoor admitted that she used to mix a spoonful of ghee in her lentils and parathas during pregnancy.
It is said that consuming ghee during your last trimester is most beneficial. When you can safely consume 1-3 teaspoons of ghee during pregnancy, you should also consult your doctor or dietician for the same.
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