Buttermilk or ‘Chaas’ is one of the ancient healthy drink in India. It is also popular as an Ayurvedic health drink. It is a blend of milk and butter which is enriched with essential nutrients and is a solution to many health related problems. At many warm places, buttermilk is a welcome drink to provide coolness in the extreme heat. Many people are still unaware of the benefits of drinking buttermilk. (Also read: How flavoured milk impacts our health)
Let’s find out the health benefits of drinking buttermilk:
Improves the digestive system: Buttermilk is extremely beneficial in improving the digestion of the body. It helps to solve the problem of indigestion as it is rich in probiotics which promote the growth of gut flora in the body. It thus helps to boost the body immunity as well.
Provides relief in acidity: Acidity is one of the most common health problems in most of the people. Acidity makes the health condition worse. Consumption of buttermilk after your meal will help to provide instant relief from acidity. It also provides relief from stomach irritation. (Also read: Awesome health benefits of Beetroot juice)
Neutralise the spicy intake: Most of us are the lovers of spicy food. But spicy food cause inflammation in the stomach. Drinking a glass of buttermilk helps to neutralise the spice effect and cools down the stomach irritation. As it is a milk based product, it even provides an adequate amount of protein to the body.
Breaks down the fats: While we eat our meals be it lunch or dinner, we take in lots of oil, butter and fats. Drinking buttermilk helps to cleanse the stomach from the layers of fats that accumulate.
Reduces the risk of cancer and high cholesterol: Buttermilk contain bioactive protein that helps to bring down the cholesterol level in the body.It also prevents the heart from many heart-related diseases and regulates the flow of blood in the body. It even reduces the risk of cancer as it is antibacterial, anticarcinogenic in nature.
Keeps the body hydrated: Buttermilk or chaas prevents the body from dehydration. While you go out in Sun, getting dehydrated is a common issue. So, carry a bottle of chilled buttermilk to stay hydrated and even bless your body with essential nutrients.
Provides sufficient calcium to the body: Calcium is required for the development of bones and teeth in the body. An adult body requires around 1,000-1,200mg of calcium intake per day. According to the studies, a glass of buttermilk is rich in 350mg of calcium. Thus, it is advisable to consume 1 glass of buttermilk daily. ( Also read: 5 Must To Know Health Benefits Of Lemon Water)