Better Butter for the Gut

Better Butter for the Gut in a glass jar

Ghee is another term for clarified butter and is recognized in India as a traditional food for healing.  Ghee is made by heating butter until it liquefies into a golden liquid.  The milk solids are removed which means it is suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.  But there’s a unique way Ghee can be used with a simple at-home recipe to make it an even better butter for the gut.  Ghee can be found in health food stores and grocery stores such as Whole Foods and Sprouts.

Ghee contains a combination of saturated and unsaturated fats.  Approximately two-thirds of its fat content is saturated, and one third is mono- and polyunsaturated.  Of the saturated fat content, most of it is of the short-chained variety (including butyric acid, which decreases inflammation), making it easily digestible.  Ghee also contains antioxidants, conjugated linoleic acid, and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Better Butter for the Gut Recipe

Better Butter for the Gut in a glass jar

Better Butter for the Gut

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Keyword: clarified butter, ghee

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to a food processor and blend briefly until evenly mixed.
  • Refrigerate in a covered glass container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons daily on warm food as a butter substitute (warm vegetables, brown rice, and winter squash are excellent).
  • Enjoy!
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Description of Ingredients

Clarified Butter:  Is a rich source of butyric acid, which is a short-chain fatty acid that supports the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestines and serves the natural processes of aerobic energy metabolism.  Short-chain fatty acids can have the protective ability to impede the proliferation of damaging cells in the colon, and they have been associated with helping to maintain healthy blood lipid and sugar levels.

L-Glutamine:  The gastrointestinal tract is by far the greatest user of glutamine in the body; the cells in the intestine use glutamine as their principal metabolic fuel.  Most of the research on glutamine is connected to maintaining intestinal permeability which is great news for people with Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune diseases.

Colostrum:  Immune factors in colostrum can help balance and support a healthy immune system; which is the key to good health.

Zinc Carnosine:  A specific chelate of zinc known as zinc carnosine has been used as an antiulcer/mucosal healing drug in Japan for several years.  It has demonstrated prevention of stress-induced ulcers.

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References

  1. Better Butter for the Gut with Ghee. (n.d.). Retrieved August 08, 2018, from https://www.ifm.org/
  2. The Institute for Health Realities, Colorado Springs, CO

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