A-Z Buttermilk Benefits To Control Diabetes: All You Need To Know

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Dr. Pakhi Sharma, MBBSGeneral Physician, 6+ Years
Published On : 30-Dec-2021Read Time : 2 minutes
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Buttermilk (commonly known as Chaach or Chaas in India) is a traditional beverage used in almost all parts of India. Apart from that, it is laden with a plethora of health benefits for everybody. It aids in good digestion and passing of easy stools, reduces cholesterol and improves bone health. But can a diabetic drink buttermilk daily? Does buttermilk control blood sugar levels? Is buttermilk good for health? What are buttermilk health benefits for diabetes patients? What are the risks of over consuming buttermilk? This article will give you an insight on all facets regarding buttermilk. 

Contents:
  • Buttermilk: Nutritional profile
  • Advantages of Buttermilk for Diabetes
  • Ways to Consume Buttermilk for Diabetes
  • Best Time to Consume Buttermilk
  • Risks of Overconsumption of Buttermilk
  • Other Health Benefits of Buttermilk
  • Don’t Have Time To Read?
  • FAQs

Buttermilk: Nutritional Profile

230 ml of buttermilk contains the following nutrients: 

Calories: 110

Protein: 9 g

Fat: 3 g

Carbohydrates: 3 g

Fiber: 1 g

Sugar: 2 g

Advantages of Buttermilk For Diabetes

  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens bones
  • Improves oral health
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevents Blood sugar spikes
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens bones
  • Improves oral health
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevents Blood sugar spikes

Diabetic patients are advised to consume small portions of food at a time, and buttermilk is a good mid-meal snack for them. Those with gestational diabetes also benefit from having buttermilk as it is a low-glycemic index product. It provides a natural source of glucose and vitamins. It also has probiotics that help in the digestion process.

Ways To Consume Buttermilk For Diabetes

It can be consumed as it is in liquid form. It is also used to marinate meats, as a creamier, and also as a dessert.

Best Time to Consume Buttermilk For Diabetes

Butter milk can be consumed any time of the day. However, diabetics are recommended to drink buttermilk post meals. This will aid in good digestion and prevent blood sugar spikes. Drinking buttermilk on an empty stomach in the morning helps to soothe gastrointestinal worries and pass healthy stools. 

Risks of Over Consuming Buttermilk For Diabetes

Consuming a minimum of 150 ml buttermilk everyday is recommended. Over Consumption may lead to diarrhea and nausea. In some cases, diabetics experience allergic reactions to large amounts of dairy items.

Other Health Benefits of Buttermilk For Diabetes

The other benefits of drinking buttermilk are: good for digestion, prevents dehydration, a better alternative for those with lactose intolerance, good for skin, and provides a cooling effect to the digestive tract.

Don’t Have Time To Read?

  • Buttermilk is a good mid-meal snack for sugar patients.
  •  Advised for gestational diabetic patients as it has a low- glycemic index.
  • Acts as a natural source of sugar, vitamins, and probiotics.
  • It can be taken in liquid form before and after meals.
  • Consumption up to 150ml is advised as there’s a risk of milk product allergy in diabetes and diarrhea.
  • It also has other uses, such as helping in digestion.
  • Use Phable Care App to consult India's leading diabetologists, order medicines, book lab tests, integrate Accu-Chek instant and other devices to get real-time remote care from the comfort of your home. Let's treat diabetes together.

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