Buttermilk is a dairy drink made with curd. Popularly known as chhaas, buttermilk is a naturally occurring probiotic, which is extremely important for the good digestion process.
Many doctors recommend probiotic supplements on a daily basis as they also prevent bloating and gas. Severe pain in the stomach, burning, bloating, hiccupping, flatulence and acid reflux are the common symptoms of an upset stomach and buttermilk acts as the perfect remedy to cure them.
Buttermilk is the perfect home remedy to cure acidity and heartburn instantly.
Here’s how you can make a yummy glass of buttermilk at home:
To make buttermilk at home you need:
Curd, Water, Mint leaves, Ginger, Asafoetida, cumin seeds, salt and pepper.
•Churn curd, salt, black pepper and black salt in a bowl with a whisk.
•Slowly add water and keep whisking until all the ingredients get mixed and there are no lumps in your curd.
•Add more water if required and your buttermilk is ready.
•You can add coarsely chopped mint leaves, minced ginger, a pinch of asafoetida or roasted cumin seeds to improve benefits and add more flavour to your drink.
•Buttermilk contains lactic acid that neutralizes the acidity in the stomach. The lactic acid further soothes the stomach by coating the stomach lining and reducing the irritation and acid reflux symptoms.
•It also helps in digestion and allows the nutrients from foods to be digested and absorbed properly. This property of buttermilk helps reduce the possibility of acidity occurrence and keeps your gastrointestinal health in good condition.
•Being a probiotic, buttermilk is a boon for digestion. It lowers the pH level in the colon which might help stool move faster through it, relieve anti-biotic related diarrhoea and help absorb protein from food.
•Made with cool, watered down curd, this drink is perfect to soothe the stomach after spicy meals.
•Not many people know but buttermilk also washes down fats. A glass of chhas/ buttermilk after a heavy meal can make you feel lighter as it washes down the oil, butter and ghee that coat your oesophagus and stomach.
•Buttermilk also lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and even prevents cancer!