Saturday, October 11, 2008

Buttermilk Reduces Gas and Flatulence!!

Buttermilk is lower in fat and calories than regular milk. It is high in potassium, vitamin B12 and calcium. Buttermilk is more easily digestible than whole milk and it also contains more lactic acid than skim milk. Due to being more easily digestible (a result of the bacteria added to the milk), protein and calcium can be taken up more easily by the body. There are 99 calories and 2.2 grams of fat in one cup of buttermilk (fat content may be different with some buttermilk brands), as opposed to whole milk that has 157 calories and 8.9 grams of fat.

Recipe of Buttermilk

3 tbsp of yogurt mixed in a 500ml of water. Whisk it thoroughly to avoid lumps.
The above is the plain buttermilk which in itself is great for the body. But to reduce gas and flatulence the below procedure is more effective
2 green Chilies slit, 
½ tsp of Ginger grated,
¼ tsp of Asafetida

Mix the above ingredients in the buttermilk and let it sit for an hour. You can sieve the buttermilk now. This is also know as Masala Buttermilk or Spicy Buttermilk. Enjoy the flavored buttermilk. Garnish it with Cilantro leaves, Carom seeds and Curry leaves. 

Goodness of this Drink

Asafetida is the main ingredient which helps to reduce the gas and flatulence. Buttermilk helps with the digestion due the enzymes in it. It’s a great body coolant. Instead of grabbing that soft drink go for buttermilk for better health and it quenches thirst.

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