13 Impressive Benefits of Drinking Buttermilk For Your Health and Body

Benefits of drinking buttermilk include can help detox and rinse out your body, makes for a good alternative at dinner, makes for a healthier substitute for traditional milk, perfect for those with high cholesterol, helps to lose weight, great tool to battle dehydration, can heal skin damage in various ways, can help reduce blood pressure, can help those who suffer from insomnia and is a healthier beverage to partake in.

Okay, so, buttermilk, it is rather ordinary and mundane in the grand scheme that is life, and certainly is not the first thing to come to mind when thinking about a topic to write about for an article.

However, that is okay, because life is full of surprises and you never know what you are going to get; especially when it comes to the writing subject that you will be tackling for the day.

Regardless of all that, for today’s article, we will be going over thirteen different and unique health benefits from the substances of buttermilk.

I know this is a bit of a strange topic, but it is one that should offer plenty of exciting ideas and concepts for anyone who likes drinking and adding buttermilk to their recipes, or for those individuals who are interested in adding this substance to their future recipes from now on.

Anyway, now that we have the introductions done and out of the way, it is time to get down to business and cover thirteen impressive benefits of buttermilk. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the article.

13 Ultimate Benefits of Drinking Buttermilk For Your Health

1. Let Us Start Naming The Nutritional Facts For This Item

When it comes to just one cup of buttermilk by itself, you get the following additional nutritional values from it. You get 99 calories, 2.2. Grams of fat (which is better than whole milk since it has nearly doubled that amount of calories), and it is generally healthier than most other soft drinks.

Additionally, not only is it low on calories by itself, but buttermilk is also high in potassium, B12, calcium (because, why would it not have calcium in it?) And can be fresh, frozen and even sold in powder form.

So, you get quite a lot of nutritional value from consuming this stuff, but what else can it do? Let us find out together.

2. The Digestive Power of Buttermilk

Buttermilk is a great alternative not only for substances like whole milk and your traditional soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi, but it can do wonders for your digestive track if you suffer from those illnesses. This is due to the lactic acids and the probiotic mixed into the cream of the drink.

However, always make sure that your buttermilk comes from live cultures and that it has been pasteurized.

3. Buttermilk Can Help Detox And Rinse Out Your Body

By drinking and mixing buttermilk into your diet in some way or another, you can increase your Vitamin B-2 levels in helpful and kind ways, ways that other methods may not be able to help you with.

Riboflavin helps regulate and automate the enzymes in your cells when are healthy and growing, which in return drives up how much energy your body can contain at one period in time.

Not to mention the fact that Riboflavin supports and regulates other parts of your body, like your liver, which is essential when it comes to regulating toxins in and out of your body and is one of your first line of defense if a harmful virus or bacteria enter your body through some means.

Honestly, this one alone would be enough to get me to add buttermilk to my diet more often than not.

4. Buttermilk Makes For A Good Alternative At Dinner

Okay, so say you are making a greasy or oily meal for you and your family, like tacos or hamburgers, and now you feel like “ugh…” after eating all that.

Well, buttermilk makes for an excellent relaxing drink to consume that will help not only cleanse your body of all that greasy food but also help wash it out from your mouth and stomach.

The reason why buttermilk help washes down greasy and oily food items is because of the ginger and cumin inside the milk help ease the drinker’s digestive tract, making you feel better, especially if you have a stomach ache after eating that extra taco.

5. It Makes For A Healthier Substitute For Traditional Milk

Ironically, despite the name, buttermilk has fewer fats and calories to its namesake in comparison to straight-up traditional milk. This is because that carton of milk at the grocery store is jam-packed with fats.

Additionally, buttermilk is a fantastic alternative for lactose intolerant individuals due to the lactic acids present in buttermilk that is not present in traditional whole milk.

6. It Is Perfect For Those With High Cholesterol

Buttermilk is the perfect answer for those individuals who suffer from high cholesterol. By consuming a glass every day, you can help lower and keep your cholesterol in check.

7. Of Course, It Can Help With Those Trying To Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose weight and build-up muscle, perhaps you should consider mixing in buttermilk with your daily regime.

Buttermilk contains nutritional values that a healthy human body needs to sustain itself. This is because, well, not only does it provide various nutritional benefits that we mentioned before, but it, once again, helps you retain and spread your energy further.

Additionally, drinking buttermilk can help cure hunger pains and is the perfect drink to carry on you while you are working out if you instead switch it out from just plain old water for a slight change.

8. A Great Tool To Battle Dehydration

Are you dying from thirst after that long run across the neighborhood? Did you just truck yourself across the Sahara Desert for some reason? Well, why not quench your thirst with buttermilk instead of that packet of water you may have?

Buttermilk tends to have salt, water, curd, and other nutritional additives mixed into the lining of the powder to make a beverage that can fight off and withstand dehydration, especially given how hot the beating yellow sun can be during these long summer days of ours.

9. Ironically Enough, The Bacteria In Buttermilk Is Helpful

Usually, as kids, we are taught by our parents that bacteria is harmful in our bodies and we should do our part to eliminate bacteria from ourselves and our surrounding areas as best as we can (and they were not wrong about that fact).

However, the bacteria that are presented to us in buttermilk are far from harmful and instead, helps protect our bodies against actual fear-worth diseases and viruses that seek to do us harm in this world of ours.

So, while we should always be vigilant against bacteria in general, we need not fear the bacteria that comes naturally with items like buttermilk as they are there for a reason.

10. Drinking It Can Heal Skin Damage In Various Ways

Drinking buttermilk on a regular base can help resolve long-to-short-term damage to your skin, such as clearing up splotches and also help lighten up the age-related processes like age spot and tighten leathery skin.

Now, it is not a miracle cure-all potion that will whisk away everyone’s troubles with a single mug.

No, for proper results you still need to incorporate other matters like hygiene and adequate dieting, but mixing in buttermilk instead of that soft drink or alcoholic beverage every now-and-then can help show you the results that you are looking for.

11. Drinking Buttermilk Can Help Reduce Blood Pressure

Okay, with our eleventh benefit, we come to the additional fact that drinking buttermilk can be helpful for men, women, and children who suffer from high blood pressure on a regular streak.

This can be attributed to the MFGM within buttermilk and the tangible effect it can have on the angiotensin enzyme system control; which has direct control on the blood pressure of a human body.

So, I do not know about you, fellow readers, but learning this little fact about buttermilk makes me more interested in sipping the occasional mug here-and-there now than ever before.

12. Can Help Those Who Suffer From Insomnia

Insomnia is a robust and persistent deliberating problem that many men, women, and even children face throughout the world at a given second.

It must be a severe and challenging illness to cope with at times, so perhaps knowing that buttermilk can in a way help those who suffer from the illness find some potential relief by pouring and or brewing a nice cup of milk before or after they have woken up again.

13. It Is Just Overall A Healthier Beverage To Partake In

If there is one thing that I hope I was able to convey with this short article of ours is the fact that buttermilk, regardless of if you drink straight up or mix into something else, is healthy for you to consume.

Buttermilk is, in my opinion, one of those beverages that are often overlooked as it is not the traditional milk product. However, I promise you all, my friends, that buttermilk is one-hundred percent worth mixing into your beverage line-up, at least once in a while, you know?

There are plenty of health benefits to go over (and probably more that I missed), and it is just an overall tasty beverage for all milk lovers.


With that, we come to the end of our short article. It was an undoubtedly fun and engaging piece to research and write about; I will not lie.

Before jumping into the topic, I knew buttermilk was healthy for you to drink, as I knew it contained your basic necessities like calcium; but I had no idea it held so many hidden benefits for constant exposure to the substances.

Though, if we are speaking from the heart, I am glad I finally found out just how healthy and beneficial drinking buttermilk can be because I am now more motivated than ever before to mix up my breakfast and dinner beverages just a little farther now, which means including water and buttermilk.

Regardless, I do hope this short article of ours was both informative and exciting to read. As always, thank you for your time, and have a beautiful day.





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