So far, according to experts, patients with low immune imbalance have higher risks of developing complications during COVID-19.
It is not surprising if doctors say that having good defenses can help viruses and bacteria that cause disease to be attacked by the body, but what is the immune system and what is it for?
According to immunology specialists, the immune system is made up of tissues, organs, and the substances that they can produce. Its main cells are white blood cells that help fight infections. When the body does not function properly and an imbalance occurs, the system works to make everything work normally again.
Thanks to medical advances, today it is known that the immune system is also in charge of controlling the appearance of tumors and diseases that affect the system, i. e., that it has a great job and responsibility within our body.
Today, it is also possible to maintain a healthy immune balance through healthy eating and leaving out bad habits such as tobacco, since the cells of the immune system have been shown to be affected in their functioning.
Can Ghee Enhance Immune System During Covid-19?
As time passes, the number of infected and dead worldwide due to the coronavirus continues to increase and that is why prevention is very important.
For this reason, medical specialists have warned that certain minerals have certain benefits in the body such as selenium and zinc. These two minerals specifically present in ghee have been shown to have an impact on the immune system.
This novelty is based on the fact that infectious disease specialists have been investigating the lack of nutrients in Italian people with their increasing number of infected and deceased. This study has shown how selenium in the body is able to eliminate viruses. Therefore, they highlight the benefits of having adequate levels of selenium and zinc in the blood to help the immune system “fight” against viruses such as COVID-19.
Therefore, those people who suffer from deficiencies in selenium and zinc, viruses can easily mutate in the body, making it even more aggressive because the immune system does not act. This applies to any virus, including common flu.
In this sense, one of the most complete and naturally rich in selenium and zinc foods is ghee. Another good news is that VRO offers ghee from different animal sources (camel, goat, cow, etc.), which have different nutritional levels. The best thing about Ghee is that it is easily absorbed, which facilitates the contribution of these minerals and thus, obtain more benefits.
What are The Nutritional Properties of Ghee?
Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has been part of traditional Indian cuisine for thousands of years. Highly valued for its health benefits, it is so versatile that it can be transferred to any kitchen.
Because it is highly saturated, the ghee fat is very stable, which allows it to be used in cooking at high temperatures. It tolerates heats of up to 250ºC without risk of rusting; essential in healthy cooking. It does not need to be kept in the fridge either, but from VRO, we recommend keeping it in a space protected from light.
On the other hand, ghee is especially interesting from a nutritional point of view for its content in healthy and necessary fats, mainly omega-3, conjugated linoleic acid, and butyric acid.
It is also rich in some vitamins and antioxidants and it is a perfect product for people who can’t consume lactose or casein.
Ghee is an interesting source of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, E, and K2, not very easy to obtain in the modern diet. It also provides an amount of vitamin B12.
Some minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, chromium, zinc, copper, and selenium stand out.
A high content of saturated fats (about 51% of the total of its fatty acids), monounsaturated and cholesterol. It provides short-chain fatty acids: conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and butyric acid, mainly.
- Energetic content
As a fundamentally fatty product, ghee has a high caloric density. For every 100 g of ghee, we get more than 700 kcal (one tablespoon equals approximately 107 kcal).
Why Choose Ghee From VRO?
The ghee that VRO offers is made with the milk of organic animals, i. e., they are fed with natural food, without pesticides and are made without additives, nor does it contain lactose or milk solids that are filtered during the cooking process. It also has a higher concentration of butyric acid, known for its positive effects on the immune system and inflammation.
Besides, ghee offers other health benefits such as:
Ghee stimulates the digestive fire while softening the gastric mucosa, making it a suitable food for gastritis, reflux, heartburn or ulcer. It also works as a vehicle for fat-soluble nutrients, a fact that enables them to be absorbed.
It Has a Slightly Laxative Effect
Ghee lubricates the digestive tract and stimulates the outflow of bile, thus promoting intestinal transit and liver detoxification.
Protects Cardiovascular Health
The moderate use of ghee has been shown to improve the lipid profile (triglycerides, cholesterol) of the blood, benefit cognitive function, protect cardiovascular health, strengthen the nervous system and prevent numerous diseases.
It is Antioxidant and Preventive of Cancer
Due to the presence of vitamins A and E and selenium in its composition, ghee has the ability to protect cell membranes from the action of free radicals. In addition, it is considered an antitumor agent thanks to the type of oil it has.
Protects the Mucosa
Due to its high content of vitamin A, mainly in the form of retinol, ghee is a great protector of mucous membranes, the skin and also helps to maintain good vision health.
Ally Against Diabetes and Overweight Problems
Some studies link ghee butyric acid with improvements in insulin sensitivity and also as interesting support for weight loss. Also, this fatty acid is key to recovering intestines with permeability problems.
Helps in the Inflammation Process
In general, in all pathologies in which there is an underlying inflammation, the ghee could protect or favor the swelling process. This occurs especially if it is obtained from the product of Gir cows since a much more beneficial ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is generated.
For its part, vitamin K2, essential for bone health and blood clotting, is also more present if the cows are fed on grass. In general, the VRO ghee nutritional properties and health benefits are enhanced because it is made from this type of animal, 100% organic.