7 Reasons to drink more buttermilk this summer

Buttermilk is a healthy, refreshing coolant that lowers body heat, especially in summer months when the temperature is very high . It will make you feel cool. Lactic acid, the main constituent in this drink develops the immune system of the human body and keeps it fit against diseases and bacterial infections.

In Ayurveda, buttermilk is used both to maintain health and as a treatment against diseases. There are reasons behind these uses of buttermilk for health.

Effective Against Dehydration:

Made from yogurt with added salt and spices, buttermilk is an effective therapy to prevent dehydration. It is full of electrolytes and is one of the best drinks to fight against the heat and loss of water from the body. In summer, it is truly a drink to relish. Hence buttermilk benefits in summer by reducing summer-related issues, such as prickly heat and general uneasiness.

Assists In Lowering Cholesterol:

A natural remedy for lowering and controlling blood cholesterol is buttermilk. Its constituents are very effective in keeping cholesterol under check. Even Ayurveda texts have extolled the virtues of consuming buttermilk for good health.

Controls Stomach Acidity:

A powerful drink that combats stomach reflux and acidity, helps decrease the burning sensation because of stomach acid reflux . It eases the stomach lining which may have become irritated because of spicy or oily food.

Helps To Lose Weight:

Buttermilk offers nutrition and enzymes needed by the body without the calories and fat found in dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese and so on. Drinking it regularly makes sure you remain hydrated and energetic. It provides proteins, vitamins, minerals, calcium, potassium, magnesium and other enzymes required to maintain energy levels. It is a very helpful drink that satisfies hunger, thereby being the perfect drink for people who wants to lose weight.

buttermilkTreats sunburn:

Buttermilk acts as a natural lotion that helps soothe sunburn. Simply mix buttermilk with tomato juice and apply this mixture on the affected area. The vitamins A and C in this mixture will help in healing the skin better. After rinsing this mix off, you will feel much cooler and considerably relieved of the painful burn sting.

Boosts immunity:

The wonderful lactic acid in buttermilk also fights harmful pathogens and bacteria that enter the body through various external agents. The probiotic properties also help to arm the digestive system and also strengthens your immune system, thus help you fight against common colds, infections, etc.

Packed with nutrients:

Buttermilk is low in calories, but high in several essential nutrients like vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus and riboflavin. These nutrients work together to promote healthy bones, skin and immunity. So, a tall glass of buttermilk everyday can take care of many of your nutritional needs. Although it cannot replace a meal, it is one of the healthiest options to have between meals when on a diet.


–Ankita K.

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