Buttermilk or chaach: Why you shouldnot avoid it this winter

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People usually drink buttermilk or chaach on hot summer days but tend to avoid it when there is a nip in the air. So is it safe to include a glass of buttermilk to your diet during winter? The sour, creamy beverage consumed in many parts of the world is prepared by blending together a few spoons of natural yoghurt/curd and water. It contains no butter and is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy drink. In fact, what it contains are many vitamins and minerals. Often, spices such as cumin powder, pepper, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves are crushed and added to the mixture to enhance its taste and therapeutic benefits.

The spices in chaach are excellent digestive aids that prevent indigestion and excessive burping. Yoghurt is loaded with probiotics, which encourage the growth of healthy gut flora which helps improve everything — from your digestion to your immunity — even in winter.

Here are the benefits of chaach or buttermilk

High in vitamins and low in fat

Being a good source of calcium and vitamins, it can be included in the diet on a regular basis. Along with calcium, buttermilk is also high on proteins and carbohydrates. Low in fats, buttermilk contains good bacteria called the lactic acid bacteria which helps in improving the body’s immunity. It is vitamin dense and hence, very healthy.Read More..

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