Why Buttermilk can be your Rescue Drink this Diwali!
The festival season is here, and food and drinks are bound to flow freely. Even the strictest diets take a hit this season, but you can pass through the season with ease!
The answer is buttermilk!
Chaas or buttermilk is one of the most common drinks in Indian households. Made of watered down curd, mixed with spices like pepper, jeera, ginger, kadi patta, coriander leaves, salt and green chillies, this drink is usually consumed right after the meal. Though buttermilk is mostly thought of as a digestive, this drink has many more health benefits. Here are a few reasons why your chaas or buttermilk can be your rescue drink this festive season.
#1 Washes down fats
Had a heavy meal last night at the diwali party? If you feel bloated or simply have eaten too much then drink a little bit of chaas. The spices in chaas help improve digestion and make you feel less uncomfortable. Apart from that buttermilk helps in washing down fats that you may have consumed in form of oil or ghee that normally coats the inner walls of your food pipe and stomach – making you feel instantly lighter.
#2 Helps calm the stomach after a spicy meal
Made with cool, watered down curd, this drink is perfect to soothe the stomach. As you drink it, the cool buttermilk tends to wash down the spices and calms an irritated stomach lining.
#3 Aids in digestion
When made with ginger, pepper and jeera, which are known for their carmative properties, it makes the best natural digestive out there. So, If you feel the symptoms of indigestion coming on, try sipping on some chaas for instant relief.
A potent tool to fight acidity, chaas has essential condiments like pepper and ginger that help beat the burning sensation you feel during a bout of acidity. Moreover the chaas cools the stomach and reduces the irritation in the stomach lining due to acid reflux, giving you relief from the discomfort.
With its cooling effect on the digestive system, buttermilk can be your wonder drink. So, stock it up in your refrigerator, your water bottles and where ever you find it handy!
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