MYTH: All butter products are bad for your health.
FACT: Ghee, which is clarified butter, actually has positive health benefits. Ghee has been successfully used for medicinal purposes in ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, for millennia.
Ghee can be prescribed as cooking oil as part of an ayurvedic diet, in skin creams for rashes or just as an anti-aging regimen, and as part of an herbal mixture to remedy a multitude of conditions from digestive disorders to neurological conditions.
Ghee is also known for its ability to remove toxins and is used to remove deeply seeded impurities in the organs as a preparation for the ayurvedic seasonal detox program, Panchakarma.
Animal studies have shown that ghee can have a beneficial impact on cholesterol, unlike traditional butter. Of course, it is still recommended that ghee be used in moderation.
Just switching your stick of butter for a jar of ghee could make you healthier while you continue to enjoy that buttery taste.