Buttermilk is traditionally prepared by churning curd (yogurt) with water and adding some salt to this drink. You can also garnish buttermilk with ginger, pepper and coriander or mint leaves to make it tastier.

Buttermilk health benefits

  • In Ayurveda, buttermilk is used to treat various diseases and to maintain good health.
  • Ayurvedic treatment uses buttermilk to treat anemia, spleen disorders, lack of appetite, gastro-intestinal disorders, digestive disorders and inflammation.
  • It is used to treat ailments caused by excessive ghee consumption.
  • The probiotic qualities in buttermilk can boost the digestive system.
  • It can provide relief from digestive ailments like heartburn and acidity.
  • Overweight and obese people should drink buttermilk daily as it is nutritious, yet low in calories.
  • Instead of consuming soda or sugary fruit drinks in the hot summer, you can try chilled buttermilk as it can keep your body cool and rehydrated in the hot weather.
  • Buttermilk is nutritious because it is rich in calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B-12 and potassium.
  • Gall stone patients should avoid fatty milks and instead drink buttermilk as it is low in fat content.
  • The healthy bacteria in buttermilk can strengthen the immune system, protect against carcinogens and cardiovascular diseases, and manufacture nutrients and vitamins.

Buttermilk is popular because it is tasty, nutritious, cheap to buy, easy to make at home and many other reasons. Now, that the summer sun is beating down hard, drink buttermilk every day to refresh yourself and keep cool.

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