Is Buttermilk Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Buttermilk is good for obesity. Because it has probiotics, calcium, and protein and they can improve your gut health, regulate your appetite, and preserve your muscle mass.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and fat distribution.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your abdomen, which can interfere with your hormones, metabolism, and inflammation.

This can lead to various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, which can impact your weight and fat levels.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume protein-rich foods like eggs, chicken, fish, and beans, and avoid sugar-rich foods like soda, candy, cakes, and cookies.

Now, buttermilk is a fermented dairy product that is made from the liquid left after churning butter.

People usually drink buttermilk as a beverage, or use it as an ingredient in baking, cooking, or marinating.

Buttermilk is good for obesity because it contains probiotics, calcium, and protein.

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can improve your gut health, digestion, and immunity.

Calcium can help regulate your appetite and prevent fat accumulation. Protein can help you feel full and preserve your muscle mass.

One cup of buttermilk can give you 8 grams of protein (16% of your daily needs), 284 milligrams of calcium (28% of your daily needs), and 99 calories.

Probiotics can positively affect obesity by enhancing your intestinal barrier, reducing inflammation, and modulating your metabolism.

Calcium can positively affect obesity by suppressing your hunger hormones, increasing your fat breakdown, and inhibiting your fat absorption.

Protein can positively affect obesity by increasing your thermogenesis, reducing your food intake, and maintaining your lean body mass.

Furthermore, buttermilk is a dairy product and dairy products are good for obesity.

Because, dairy products can provide you with high-quality protein, calcium, and other nutrients that can support your weight management.

You can drink one to two cups of buttermilk per day safely.

More than that can cause bloating, gas, or diarrhea.

Also, you shouldn’t drink buttermilk if you have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy to prevent digestive issues or allergic reactions.

Because buttermilk still contains some lactose and milk proteins that can trigger your symptoms.

You can buy fresh buttermilk in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose organic, low-fat, and unsweetened buttermilk.

Because organic buttermilk has fewer additives and hormones, low-fat buttermilk has fewer calories and saturated fat, and unsweetened buttermilk has less sugar.

You can store buttermilk in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow an obesity-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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