Saturday, April 16, 2011

Health Tips # 16 - Benefits of Buttermilk

There is lot of misconception amongst people that buttermilk is too fatty as its name has word “butter”. But this is completely baseless and wrong assumption.

Buttermilk actually contains less fat and calories than regular milk. It is very useful in reducing body heat and therefore can be consumed in large quantities now - being summer.

Buttermilk is produced by culture, the milk is turned into curd and then this curd is churned to produced buttermilk and cream.

Buttermilk is very good for body and has more lactic acid and less fat as compared to regular milk. It is a very good carminative (prevents formation of gas in the GI tract) and digestive drink as described by Ayurveda.

Buttermilk is useful in complicated digestive disorders and also in treating obesity.

People facing digestion problems can have buttermilk with little rock salt as it gets digested easily and quickly. It is useful drink for all calorie conscious people with rich essential nutrients. Buttermilk is rich in vitamins (B12), potassium, phosphorous and calcium.

Buttermilk helps in:

  • Overcoming obesity
  • Improving digestion
  • Providing protection against various diseases
  • Providing valuable vitamins & minerals
  • Increasing immunity

It is advised by physicians to consume buttermilk more instead of milk due to all such benefits.

It can be taken anytime as a refreshing and healthy drink!

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