ButterMilk is one of the most popular health drinks with various health benefits. It is a residue left behind after milk cream is churned into butter. Buttermilk can also be made in different other ways like adding water to curd. We can say it is a fermented drink prepared with milk or its substitute. Being acidic, buttermilk has different health benefits. They contain lactic acid produced by Microorganisms. It detoxifies the body, helps in digestion, acts as an energy booster, and most importantly prevents dehydration. Buttermilk has a high nutritional value and has several benefits to the body from the gut to the heart.
It has many other benefits like boosting immunity and helping blood circulation. Being rich in antioxidants, it also helps in detoxifying the body. Buttermilk in Hindi is termed as “chhaas“
Nutritional Value of Buttermilk
Per 100 ml of buttermilk contains 40 Calories. They have less amount of Fats and contains good amount of Dietary fibres. They are also a good source of protein and calcium:
- Carbohydrates: 4.8 g
- Proteins: 3.3 g
- Fats: 0.9 g
How to make Buttermilk
Buttermilk can be prepared in different ways. The most common way to prepare it are below. Their taste can be enhanced by adding cumin seeds, mint, black salt, pepper, chaat masala etc.
- It can be Prepared by churning full-fat cream. The Butter gets collected on the top and the leftover residue would be removed.
- Another way to prepare a Buttermilk is take equal amount of curd and water. And Blend them together.
Benefits of Buttermilk
Benefits of buttermilk on skin
Since they have anti-inflammatory in nature and probiotics improves digestion. Hence helps in removing toxics from the body. It act as a skin cleanser and toner, reduces the tan, acne, in turn improves the glow on skin.
Being a fermented food, it helps in reducing inflammation in the skin and body. It remove the dead skin and unclog pores. Applying buttermilk as a face mask can improve skin quality.
Buttermilk good for weight loss
Buttermilk is an important must-food for people who want to lose weight. As we know it gets prepared by removing butter from milk, it has a very less amount of fat which is good for weight loss.
As they are low in calories, but rich in proteins, vitamins, and mineral, it contributes to regular supplement of diet
Since it keeps us hydrated and energetic and makes us feel full, thus reduces the unnecessary consumption of junk food.
Good for Digestive System
Buttermilk is a fermented drink, the Healthy bacteria and lactic acid present in buttermilk help digestion and improve metabolism.
It maintains the regular bowel movement, in turns helps in constipation.
Good for Bones & Teeth
Being rich in calcium and other nutrients, they are very good for bones and teeth. Calcium is very important component of diet for healthy skeletal system.
It prevent degenerative bone diseases like osteoporosis. Other benefit of calcium is it helps in blood clotting, blood circulation.
In summers there is too much water loss and in those scenarios having buttermilk not only dehydrates but also keeps the tummy full.
It contains a lot of electrolytes, hence preventing water loss from the body. It naturally hydrates your body and prevents heat.
Helps in Detoxification
One hidden content of buttermilk is RIBOFLAVIN. It converts the food into energy and helps the body in doing its activities. It secretes hormones that improve liver function, which in turn helps in detoxification.