Better with buttermilk

Its ageold practise to drink lots of buttermilk during summer months. Something about buttermilk brings to mind its beneficial aspects on health. You might be surprised to learn there is no butter, per se, in buttermilk, and it is lower in fat than sweet milk. Old-fashioned homemade buttermilk is the slightly sour, residual liquid which remains after butter is churned, ie. milk from the butter or buttermilk.

The flavor of buttermilk is reminiscent of yogurt and most people prefer it well-chilled. Buttermilk is a Probiotic food. These contain living microorganisms, that can survive the passage through the stomach and become active in the intestines.

Healthy bacteria reside in everybody's colon, and in return for food and a warm place to live these resident bacteria contribute to your health. One of the most intestinal-friendly resident bacteria is the family of lactobacteria, so-called because they thrive on lactose sugars. The commonest form is L.acidophilus.

Here are some healthy things these bacteria do to your body :
  • Manufacture vitamins
  • Improve digestion
  • Boost Immunity
  • Manufacture nutrients
  • Protect against cardiovascular diseases
  • Protect against carcinogens
Beat the heat with Chilled Buttermilk :
  • Carry a bottle of buttermilk to your work place and drink it in your midmorning break.
  • Buttermilk can be made spicy by adding a few curry leaves, a dash of asafoetida, a pinch of salt and a small piece of fresh ginger. This spicy drink will rejuvenate your system!!
  • If you do not like your buttermilk to be sour, curdle the milk with a fresh sample of curds and refrigerate it as soon as it sets. Do not leave it outside for long.
Have a great summer!!!
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