5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Lassi

Natasha Chopra  |  Updated: April 24, 2018 11:50 IST

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5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Lassi
Highlights
  • Lassi is loved and relished by many people across India
  • It is thickened to a cream consistency and then topped with flavours
  • Including lassi in your diet can do wonders to your digestive system
The summer season is here in all its glory and we cannot wait to get our quota of cooling summer staples. Lassi is that one chilled and refreshing drink which is loved by many people across India. Made by churning curd, lassi is thickened to a cream consistency and then topped with additional flavours. Be it rose syrup, mango, kesar or khus, lassi tastes scrumptious with almost all flavours. From salty to sweet, there are many variations of lassi and it tastes best when garnished with dry fruits and rose petals. Traditionally, it is served chilled in a tall glass and paired with various Punjabi delicacies like aloo paratha, chhole bhature and even with makki ki roti and sarson ka saag. Apart from being immensely delicious, it is quite healthy too. This oh-so-satisfying drink has many benefits along with it. Here we have listed few of them. Read on to know more.

1. Aids Digestion

Since lassi is churned out of yogurt or dahi, it is said to be quite beneficial for our digestive system. It is light on the stomach and contains lactobacilli, healthy bacteria that lubricate the intestines and aid in smooth digestion.

indigestionLassi is quite light on the stomach and contains lactobacilli which aids in smooth digestion
2. Prevents Stomach Problems Like Bloating 

Lassi is a healthy and natural remedy for stomach bloating. It helps in preventing constipation and other stomach problems as well. If you don't like your lassi sweet, then try adding spices like roasted ground zeera and ajwain for a change of taste and flavour.
 
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Lassi helps in preventing constipation and other stomach problems as well

3. Good Source of Probiotics

Several studies over the years have shown that a healthy gut is critical for overall health and wellness. Regular consumption of lassi can help promote the growth of healthy bacteria and reduce the growth of bad bacteria in your gut.  

probioticsProbiotic properties helps reduce bad cholesterol

4. Improves Bone health

Since lassi is rich in calcium, it is an excellent way make your bones stronger. It can improve your overall bone and dental health to a great extent.
 
bonesLassi makes your bones stronger.

5. Boosts Immune System

Including lassi in your daily diet can do wonders for your immune system as it is a rich source of lactic acid and Vitamin D, which can boost the immune system to a great extent. It prepares the body to combat diseases of various kinds.
 
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Lassi prepares the body to combat diseases of various kinds

Lassi being a traditional and easy-to-make dish has some amazing benefits to offer. So it's time to indulge in this drink without any guilt.

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