Ghee or clarified butter has been an important part of Indian cuisine but many health-conscious people these days choose to avoid it. In reality, ghee has a plethora of health benefits. It contains high levels of omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids, which is ideal for overall health. It also helps in the secretion of stomach acids that aid digestion. Although ghee is high in saturated fats, it is perfect for cooking Indian food because it has a high smoke point (i.e., it does not burn very quickly). It generates less free radicals when heated, which are known to increase your risk of cancer. It is also rich in antioxidants that in turn protect you from free radical damage. You may be surprised, but ghee aids in weight loss. The ones derived from grass-fed cows contain conjugated linolenic acid (CLA) which promotes weight loss. It also has many benefits for the skin—it moisturises the skin, makes it glow and improves its texture. So, make sure you stock ghee both in your kitchen and your beauty cabinet.