The Health Benefits of Buttermilk

When the sun beats down on your head, or your acidity levels rise to alarming levels, treat yourself to a glass of cool, comforting buttermilk. I grew up drinking spiced and herbed buttermilk that was churned from fresh yogurt, and am still addicted to it.

The digestion-friendly bacteria in buttermilk do an excellent job of boosting the digestive system and also keeping the body cool. Besides, buttermilk is delicious and low on calories! I just cant get enough of this beverage. Its very easy to make. You need

1/4 cup fresh yoghurt

3/4 cup cold water

1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and powdered

A few finely chopped cilantro/mint leaves

A pinch of rock salt or sea salt

Method: Blend yogurt well, then add water and blend again. Scoop off the foamy topping. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Serve at room temperature.

Benefits:

  • Counters obesity
  • Brings relief from acidity and heartburn
  • Calms all three doshas
  • Is excellent for beating the heat on a scorching day

41 comments

angela whatley
angela whatley3 years ago

thanxsloveit

Sandi Bright
Sandi Bright4 years ago

I like to make this cooling buttermilk drink: equal portions of your favorite fat free yogurt and buttermilk, a little sweetener if needed. Just mix it in the blender (add ice if you wish) or put it in a jar and shake until mixed. It is wonderful on a hot day, or for a breakfast drink on the way to work.

Joe Shults
Joe Shults4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence4 years ago

I love buttermilk so this is such good news to me!

Duane B.
.4 years ago

"Besides, buttermilk is delicious ..."

You're entitled to your opinion, but I really don't care for the taste! Thanks for sharing the article.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.4 years ago

Love buttermilk...

Jo Little
jo L.4 years ago

Sorry, I find this disgusting. I prefer Almond Milk, with 50% more calcium, NO cholesterol, NO fat, NO sugar, 50% RDA of antioxidant Vit E, only 35 calories/cup... and best of all... CRUELTY FREE!

Nagakrishnaraju P.
Past Member 4 years ago

On a hot summer day, consume buttermilk mixed with curry leaf paste, cumin (jeera) and fine pieces of ginger to beat the heat and sunstroke.

http://www.healthcarendiet.com/2010/04/04/curry-leaf-prevents-hair-fall/

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog4 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing - I love buttermilk too!! Although I add lime instead of mint/cilantro...