Top 5 health benefits of Buttermilk (Chaas)

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

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New Delhi: With its distinctive texture and tangy taste, buttermilk is one drink which has to be a part of your meal specially during summers. Buttermilk is a probiotic food and has great health benefits.

Here are a few health benefits of the drink:

- Buttermilk has acid in it which fights germs and bacteria and helps clear stomach and aid digestion.

- It is very helpful for those who are looking to lose weight.

- It is a rich source of Vitamin B12 and so is believed to help fight anaemia and stress.

- Since it contains electrolytes and lots of water, it is the best treat to give to your body to fight dehydration.

- After having a heavy, oily and spicy meal, buttermilk works best to drain out excessive fat from the body and making your stomach light.

- Buttermilk also works as one of the best remedies to treat acidity.