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 canít get enough of this beverage. Itís 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.


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


angela whatley
angela whatley5 years ago


Sandi Bright
Sandi Bright6 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 Shults6 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence6 years ago

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

Duane B.
.6 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 T6 years ago

Love buttermilk...

Jo Little
jo L6 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 6 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.

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog6 years ago

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