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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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