Don’t say no when you mother adds a tiny spoon of ghee to your favourite food. It is a myth that you will put on weight if you add some ghee to your everyday diet. In fact, the greasy and yummy ingredient has several health benefits. Read on...

- According to several nutritionists, ghee helps in digestion. It secretes stomach acids that help in digestion and doesn’t make you lethargic like other fatty oils do.

- Do you have a vitamin deficiency? If yes, you should be adding ghee to your meal. It is abundant in vitamin A.

- Cholesterol is classified into two kinds — good and bad. Well, ghee is the good cholesterol that acts like a healing agent for your body.

- Several doctors recommend adding ghee to the daily diet of women, especially those who are pregnant. It is said to be good for the growing foetus.

- Ghee has several ayurvedic ingredients that can bring a glow to your face.

- Consume ghee even if you are trying to lose weight. Just make sure you have it in moderate quantity.

- Avoid ghee in sweets. Instead, add it to rasam, sambhar, dal or curry.

- It is an antioxidant with anti-viral properties.

- If you fall sick quite often and you feel the need to improve your immune system, add a pinch of ghee to your food. Ayurvedic physicians and researchers have said that ghee helps build your immune system.

According to ayurveda studies, ghee is considered to be ’positive food’. It is considered to be satvic, when compared to fatty oils.

- Apart from the health benefits, another advantage of ghee is that it is easy to store and doesn’t get spoiled easily.

Did you burn your hand while cooking? Do not worry. Apply a little ghee on the spot to heel quickly.

- Beyond all this, ghee just adds a lot of flavour to the food and makes it yummier! So, don’t keep ghee away from the varied dishes made at home.