Buttermilk, also called Chaach in Hindi, is widely loved around the sub-continent and has various health benefits. Buttermilk can be a great substitute for curd.
During the summer season, you want to always have a drink in your hand, and you must, to ensure that your body is hydrated and healthy. These drinks, however, should be healthy, nutritious, non-alcoholic (mostly), rather than being carbonated water, soft drinks, etc. One of the most famous summer drinks, especially in North India, is buttermilk.
Buttermilk, also called Chaach in Hindi, is widely loved around the sub-continent and has various health benefits. Buttermilk can be a great substitute for curd. It aids digestion, improves metabolism and cools the body down in this fiery summer season. Buttermilk is enjoyed with any food and at any time of the day – morning, noon, evening or night. However, you should carefully pick the time at which you consume the healthy beverage, as it can impact your body.
Drinking buttermilk in the morning can give you the energy you need throughout the day. A glass of buttermilk in the morning on an empty stomach can help in keeping all your gastrointestinal worries away. People who suffer from indigestion, gas, and other digestive problems should drink buttermilk in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Buttermilk can be had as a mid-day snack, or as a snack between two big meals, like between breakfast and dinner. When had at this time of the day, it can boost energy levels, improve digestion and increase metabolic activity in the body. Buttermilk had as a mid-day snack can also make you feel full, keeping cravings away, especially if you are on a weight loss diet.
Consuming buttermilk in the evening prepares your body for another meal, the dinner. If you face trouble digesting the food eaten for dinner, preparing your body with a glass of buttermilk can help. Drinking a glass of buttermilk is also recommended in the evening if you know you are going to have a heavy dinner. The good bacteria and digestive properties of buttermilk will help in digestion of the food and keep your stomach functions working properly.
Drinking a glass of buttermilk with your dinner at night can have many health benefits. It can aid digestion, promote sleep, and also improve the quality of your sleep. If you really like to eat curd with dinner, but have asthma or bone problems, you should substitute it with buttermilk for better health.
Buttermilk can be consumed by people who are lactose intolerant. However, excessive consumption of the drink can lead to diarrhoea and nausea. Some experts also recommend that people with skin diseases like eczema should not consume buttermilk. Two small glasses or one tall glass of buttermilk is the recommended amount of intake for a healthy body.
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