By saying  Lassi definitely  your mouth start watering. Deliciously made and nutritionally adequate, Lassi is an age old drink that is mainly drunk after a meal. It’s a refreshing drink and also has many additional health benefits too.

Lassi contains protein B complex, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and folic acid. People on antibiotics have their lactic flora destroyed by the medicines. Intake of Lassi replaces healthy bacteria in the body. Lassi takes just one hour to digest compared to three hours for milk digestion.

Lassi is filled with countless numbers of beneficial, about 30,000 bacterias, that help in the digestion and kills harmful viruses. It is very good to take freshly prepared Lassi. There are commercial stores that provide you with ready made Lassi. However, the exact active bacteria content of it may be doubtful as compared to the freshly home prepared Lassi. It is the best Home Remedy For Constipation.

Store brought Lassi is cold and heavy and also difficult to digest. Once the yogurt is refrigerated, then the active bacteria count decrease due to the extreme temperature and therefore the health benefit is lessened.

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Health benefits of Lassi are many, some are listed here.

  • Lassi helps in the digestion process. It promotes the digestive enzymes and aids in digestion. The active bacteria help in the breaking of food particles. It gives a cool, soothing relief to the stomach. Those who cannot digest milk can take Lassi instead.
  • Taking Lassi helps in the stomach complaint of bloating. Tight abdomen with gas formation gives a very troubling feel. A glass of Lassi immediately relieves the bloating sensation, and gives you a light feel.
  • Constipation is again one terrible condition. It is more common among females. Regularly taking Lassi helps smooth bowel movements.
  • In conditions of diarrhea Lassi if helpful too. The active bacteria help to fight the causative germs and relieve the irritation in the colon.
  • Lassi also hydrates your skin and body. The moisture content helps to fulfill the water requirement of the body, especially during the summer seasons.
  • Lassi also gives instant energy as it has a lot of glucose.
  • The Lassi is a probiotic that influences the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut and reduces the bad bacteria.
  • Lassi is rich in protein; therefore it is good for the development of body muscles. The body builders benefit greatly with Lassi as a daily drink.
  • Lassi is also rich in calcium. Daily one glass of Lassi will produce healthy bones and teeth.
  • The potassium content helps to control blood pressure and therefore is good for the functioning of the heart and kidneys.
  • Prickly heat in summer is also relieved with Lassi.

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Fresh Lassi can be easily made in the home. For making Lassi you need yogurt. Yogurt can be bought from the market or prepared at home.

To prepare at home ,

  • Take one quarter of yogurt
  • One quart of organic whole milk
  • 2 tbsp of yogurt

Heat the milk until it foams up. Now turn the heat off and let it cool at room temperature. Add the yogurt only after the milk is considerably cooled at the room temperature. Cover the container with a lid and keep it in a warm place and where there is no moisture. Preferably, keep it in a warm closet. It takes about four to five hours for the yogurt to develop into a thick consistent form.

There are many interesting ways, or recipes where you can use yogurt. First, we will make the Lassi:

For Lassi you need:

  • One bowl of Yogurt
  • 1 cup of water
  • Few mint leaves
  • ½ tsp of black salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp grinded cumin seeds
  • Mix all the above ingredients in a blender for 5 minutes. Pour into tall glasses and chill. Serve chilled.

You can also add a few seeds of pomegranate, grated almonds  or even flax seeds on the top as a dressing. This dressing not only looks wonderful but is highly nutritious.

Lassi is  famous among the Punjabi people. They love to offer to anyone who enters their home. It is like a tradition for them. Even daily after a  meal they do not forget to take Lassi. Definitely due to the benefits of Lassi it is so well admired. I hope you too will be convinced once you try the exotic drink. Try different variations and offer to friends and relatives. Surely you will love the smiles on their faces.

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