Ghee vs Butter vs Olive Oil – Which One is Good for You & Your Family?
Everyone loves to eat butter and ghee. Not this but also those foods which cook in olive oil. Today I am going to tell you which one is better for your health. The war is between Ghee vs. butter vs. olive oil to show which one is right for you?
Let’s see the effects of all these good mediums and make the comparison in between them.
Don’t think something wrong for my selfish statement but yes, I love my olive oil.
But from the past few months, my ghee jar began to take over the priority position which olive oil had in my beautiful kitchen.
I am now using ghee as my main cooking fat from the few months. However, I was used to cooking my food in olive oil now I prefer ghee or even use it in the baking or sauteing purpose.
I made change mainly due to flavor, and after some time I realized that ghee is better for health.
Let me tell you my personal experience with ghee before few days; I found an unexpected shift of my lingering hormonal symptoms.
Now my stress level is in control. I can surely say that ghee is perfect for improving your hormonal imbalance.
Hey! Wait, am I forgetting something?
Oh yes! How can I skip to tell you about the most delicious butter while discussing butter?
Butter is enriched in saturated fats which means it is an excellent source of fats.
However, it can also increase the risk of bad “Cholesterol” which can be a reason for heart attack.
But still, butter is Yummy!
Comparison between Ghee Vs Butter Vs oil:
What is Ghee?
Ghee is golden, 100% flavorful butterfat, which is enriched in nourishment.
It also contains milk proteins and water. However, to make ghee, butter is boiled to separate the components from oil and then components strained off.
Benefits of ghee:
- It is a rich source of pure fat. We can say it is pure butter.
- Ghee is lactose-free and rich in vitamin A, D, E, and K and helps in digest fat-soluble vitamins.
- Ghee is casein free (a component in milk which is blamed for milk allergies).
- Ghee contains a smoking point (200-2600 degree Celsius) which is higher.
- The main benefit of ghee is the higher smoking point because this stage is that instant, when fats degenerate into dangerous, deepens which can be harmful to your health.
- Increase your resistance or fight against seasonal allergies.
- It boosts up human fertility.
- It accelerates the digestive system.
- It helps in reducing your cholesterol level.
Disadvantages of ghee:
- The high amount of ghee can be dangerous for health and less likely to promote atherosclerosis (buildup in arteries).
- Its excessive use can increase the heart attack rate risk.
What is Butter?
A white or yellowish emulsion of butterfat which contains water, air, and even salt. It is created by churning cream or milk.
Let’s see the benefits and disadvantages of butter:
Benefits of butter:
- Butter is healthier than margarine but less than ghee.
- Butter is rich in Vitamin A which is readily absorbable.
- Butter is rich in soluble vitamin which is necessary for the human thyroid adrenal health.
- It contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s) which are quickly absorbed and can metabolize in your liver.
- Butter is a powerful antioxidant.
- Butter has anti-cancer properties which make it more essential.
- Butter is essential for the eyes, bones, and even for the joints health.
- It is beneficial for the brain development, nervous system, and sexual performance.
- It protects the body from the gastrointestinal issues or problem.
Disadvantages of Butter:
- Butter is healthy for you, but its excessive use can be harmful as butter can increases the cholesterol level.
- It can cause a high risk of cardiovascular.
- The smoking point of butter is 177 degree Celsius less than ghee.
What is Olive oil?
Olive oil is a liquid fat which is get or obtained from olives. The liquid fat is getting by pressing the olives constantly.
It is used in cooking and baking.
Benefits of olive oil:
- Olive oil is helpful in improving the performance of cholesterol.
- It might be effective in lowering the chances of getting a heart attack.
- Olive oil can be helpful in weight loss.
- It may lower the chances of getting diabetes.
- It can be beneficial in lowering your blood pressure
- Olive oil can also be helpful in lower the chances of cancer.
Disadvantages of olive oil:
- One on side olive oil can be helpful in lower the chances of cancer but at the same time due to interaction with free radical it can be cancerous for health
- Olive oil is used for cooking and sautéing. It’s higher cooking point is 300 degree Celsius which is less than ghee.
- Olive oil contains oleic fatty acid which promotes blood clotting inside the body.
- Its excessive use can lead to the fat accumulation.
In the end, I am on that conclusion that every medium has its own importance, benefits, and disadvantages. If you want my opinion, regarding cooking olive oil is better. It is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are healthy dietary fats. However, my opinion on butter is it is better to use white butter rather than salty in balance. It can give you energy and strength.
But according to recent scientific researches, it is proven that ghee is best for cooking and eating purposes. If it uses in balance form, then this is extraordinary for health. It is easier to digest ghee rather than butter.
So overall, everything is good at its position, but ghee is the best!