RSS
Print This Post Print This Post

Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – Perspectives – REAL Health

kim-burns-november-2016-210

Food is Medicine – Benefits of Ghee

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

“Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine”

A term Hippocrates used to relay his belief that eating nutritious food is the basis for good health. For those of us with food allergies or intolerance, even the diets labeled as healthy or anti-inflammatory can still cause problems. A food allergy triggers the immune system to react to the proteins in a food and causes a histamine reaction. It is usually more severe and immediate reaction with a small amount of the food whereas food intolerance may require a higher quantity of the food to cause problems. The symptoms are typically less severe and not life threatening. Because the two share similar symptoms, it can be difficult to distinguish between them. Some common symptoms are nausea, stomach aches, diarrhea, or runny nose. Food intolerance can also resemble age related digestive changes such as gluten and lactose intolerance due to under production of enzymes, bloating due to decreased elasticity, and constipation due to slowing of contractions in the large intestine. Whether it is allergy, intolerance or aging, decreasing the amount of food that triggers these symptoms is helpful to maintain good health.

Butter is a popular ingredient in many recipes. It can be an allergen to some or just an intolerance due to casein (a milk protein) or lactose. A typical substitute for butter is oil. When replacing butter with oil, you may lose the richness butter gives the recipe as well as the ability to hold products together. When butter cools down, it solidifies making it great for cakes or other baked goods. Olive oil on the other hand, is a liquid in its heated state, as well as when it is cooled. Coconut oil is a popular replacement these days and comes closer to the properties of butter in that it also may solidify in a cooled state yet it has a very strong flavor which may change the taste of the recipe.

Ghee is a type of butter with milk solids (casein, whey, lactose) and water removed. It has a strong aromatic flavor and is able to replace butter on a 1:1 ratio yet typically you are able to use less Ghee compared to butter. Depending on the recipe, it may also need to be adjusted due to additional moisture ghee provides. When utilizing Ghee to reduce your dairy intake, it is important to note that if you have an allergy you should be cautious with the product you choose as some Ghee may continue to have a small amount of proteins that you may react to. This is especially true if you are making your own at home.
Some benefits of Ghee:

Its high smoke point allows you to cook or fry with it without breaking down into free radicals.

It can improve digestion by increasing gastric acid.

It does not spoil easily so it does not need refrigeration.

It is rich in the oil soluble vitamins A, D and E.

If it is sourced from grass fed cows, it contains Conjugated Linoleic Acid – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties.

Are you ready to experience the health benefits of ghee? If so, then try this great ghee recipe!

Kim Burns

Chocolate Dream Brownies
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup honey
4 Tbsp Ghee
1-2 tsp vanilla extract (to taste)
4 eggs at room temperature
1/2 oz. Semi Sweet Bakers chocolate broken into small pieces
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix flour and cocoa in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix honey, Ghee, eggs, vanilla. Combine with dry ingredients and beat. Add chocolate. Grease a 9” square baking pan. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.

cake

Frosting
¼ cup coconut cream chilled (can be used alone)
¼ cup powdered sugar
Mix ingredients well. Top brownies. Enjoy

Like what you read? I would love to hear from you! What are you interested in hearing more about?

PREVIOUS ARTICLE
NEXT ARTICLE

kim-burns-november-2016-210Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT, is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients ranging from infants to the elderly. She has always had passion for wellness and what she could do at home for herself to manage pain and delay disease processes. Her recent certification in Lymphedema Therapy has provided her further incentive to focus her business around preventing disease and halting its progression. Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – (215) 499.0444 – Kim.Burns@SensoryIntuition.comwww.SensoryIntuition.com.

Copyright © 2017 REAL Exclusive Magazine www.getrealexclusive.com
Links to this article are encouraged

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply


Featured Properties

Ads

REAL HAPPENINGS

Aimee Cogan Named To List Of Top Wealth Advisors

Aimee Cogan Named To List Of Top Wealth Advisors

Working Mother Magazine Ranks Aimee Cogan As A Top Wealth Advisor Mom. Morgan Stanley announced [...]
October 22, 2018 Starts The Swingin’ Big Band Mondays

October 22, 2018 Starts The Swingin’ Big Band Mondays

Sarasota Jazz Project Orchestra Leads Off With Reverend Arthur Hallett and Bob Miner. The Saraso[...]
Jennings and Company Grows Their Client Base

Jennings and Company Grows Their Client Base

Jennings and Company Adds StoneImpressions To Their Roster. Jennings and Company, a Public Relat[...]
Sirius Day Spa Lakewood Ranch Opens First Location

Sirius Day Spa Lakewood Ranch Opens First Location

First Franchise In Florida, Lakewood Ranch Gains Full Service Luxury Spa. Sirius Day Spa celebr[...]
October 25, 2018 Out Of The Blue

October 25, 2018 Out Of The Blue

NAIMI Sarasota Presents The Largest Fundraiser For Mental Health. Join us for SARASOTA'S LARGEST[...]
October 20, 2018 Masquerade Ball

October 20, 2018 Masquerade Ball

Sabor Sarasota Presents A Night To Remember. Bailamos October 20th everyone! A Masquerade Ball!![...]
October 10, 2018 Learn to Sing “Va Pensiero”

October 10, 2018 Learn to Sing “Va Pensiero”

Giuseppe Verdi Returns To Sarasota Opera. The last time Sarasota Opera performed Nabucco, the wo[...]
Sonny’s BBQ Bradenton Location Reopens

Sonny’s BBQ Bradenton Location Reopens

Get Your BBQ Fix In Bradenton. Sonny's BBQ Bradenton had a smokin’ good time at their grand re-o[...]
Buddy Moore Joins Cardinal Financial Company

Buddy Moore Joins Cardinal Financial Company

New Mortgage Company Sees Industry Veteran At The Helm. Buddy Moore and The Moore Mortgage Team[...]
2018 Women's Council Of Realtors Sarasota Fashion Show Video

2018 Women's Council Of Realtors Sarasota Fashion Show Video

Here it is! 2018's Fashion Show Of The Year! If you were there, RELIVE IT! It you missed it, ENJO[...]
October 6, 18, 25, 2018 Mellon Grant Arts Events

October 6, 18, 25, 2018 Mellon Grant Arts Events

New College Announces October Mellon Grant Arts Events. Dance, music, choreography, Asian film[...]
Berlin Patten Ebling Gains Associate Attorney

Berlin Patten Ebling Gains Associate Attorney

Pamela Hernandez Joins Berlin Patten Ebling. The Sarasota law firm Berlin Patten Ebling recentl[...]
Clifford M. Scholz Architects Adds Partners

Clifford M. Scholz Architects Adds Partners

Rick Oswald And Daniel Shaffer Are Now Partners At CMSA. Clifford M. Scholz Architects (CMSA) an[...]
September 20, 2018 Classic Movies at the Sarasota Opera House

September 20, 2018 Classic Movies at the Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera House Presents The Great Caruso (1951). Thursday, September 20th at 7:30pm $10 [...]
Conservation Foundation Rated As Top Charity

Conservation Foundation Rated As Top Charity

Business.Org Identifies Florida’s Top Charity. Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was re[...]
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

We Will Never Forget 9/11. Dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives, the br[...]
September 12, 14, 15 & 27, 2018 Mellon Grant Arts Events

September 12, 14, 15 & 27, 2018 Mellon Grant Arts Events

New College Announces September Mellon Grant Arts Events. Dance, music, choreography, Asian fi[...]
December 6, 2018 PINC Experience

December 6, 2018 PINC Experience

Sarasota Opera House To Host PINC. PINC is a gathering of minds with a focus on science, art, hu[...]
2019 Thunder By The Bay Schedule Released

2019 Thunder By The Bay Schedule Released

Festival Now Includes Two Days Of Music! Mark your calendars as Thunder by the Bay returns bigge[...]
Applications Open For Women’s Sports Museum Scholarship

Applications Open For Women’s Sports Museum Scholarship

Calling All High School Senior Female Athletes In Sarasota, Manatee And Charlotte Counties! Sta[...]
Translate »