What is it and why you should try it …
No, it’s not a golden-colored super dog — but it can be your golden-colored super drink!
- Lassi has the same health benefits as yogurt or dahi in that it soothes all three doshas — it reduces acidity in the stomach, it colonizes the gut with healthy bacteria, it improves immunity, it helps digestion, and it serves to keep the internal organs cool during hot summers.
- Lassi provides a wealth of nutritional value, such as Vitamins A, B, C…, Minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc…, and Lactobacillus, one of the “Good” bacteria you must have in your gut.
- Lassi is perfect for those with lactose intolerance, since lactose is converted to galactose and glucose by bacterial action.
- Lassi with cardamom and cinnamon improves appetite and keeps your brain healthy.
- Lassi, unsweetened, with salt or rock salt and cumin or jeera powder is a powerful coolant and digestive aid.
- By adding mint leaves, coriander and chopped onions, Lassi also helps to keep you cool when temperatures are soaring at the peak of summer.
- Lassi gives maximum benefit when consumed around noon or with lunch.
- Whereas yogurt is considered heavy, Lassi (yogurt blended with water) is considered in Ayurveda as easy to digest and also as a digestive aid for food.
- Lassi or yogurt drink with crushed rose petals is very cooling and pacifies acidity.
- Almonds and bhang (bhang is an edible preparation of cannabis, traditionally used in food and drink in the Indian subcontinent) further enhance cooling properties of Lassi but be aware, bhang is narcotic and can induce asleep.
- Lassi with the pulp of boiled raw mangoes gives double benefit — the cooling powers of lassi and raw mangoes helps prevent sunstroke if you have to go out on hot summer days.
- Lassi, prepared with curds made the traditional way, is probiotic, meaning it is full of friendly bacteria that help reduce cholesterol, improve metabolism and help your intestines absorb nutrients easily.
- Add turmeric powder to Lassi and you get the benefit of yogurt as well as turmeric, a known anti-carcinogen and helpful in a variety of ailments.
- Add grated ginger to Lassi to add improved digestion, improved appetite, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to its cooling properties.
- Lassi may be used to treat the symptoms of diarrhea, it is good for rehydrating and also for binding loose stools.
- For weight loss or maintenance, substitute your afternoon meals with a couple of glasses of Lassi and never feel hungry.
- Far better than any other beverage, Lassi is a natural, probiotic, and nutritious drink.
Now for a Mango Lassi Recipe …
3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup mango nectar, canned
1 tsp rosewater
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly.
Nutritionist Recommended For:
- Low Fat
- Low Cholesterol
- Low Sodium
More Information …
- Manganese 0.042 mg
- Magnesium 36 mg
- Calcium 360 mg
- Zinc 1.7 mg
- Phosphorus 270 mg
- Copper 0.055 mg
- Fluoride 110 mcg
- Selenium 6.6 mcg
- Sodium 140 mg
- Potassium 460 mg
- Iron 0.6 mg
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