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Health Benefits of fermented milk

Health Benefits of fermented milk

Fermentation increases the shelf life of milk. It enhances its flavour. Fermented milk has many health benefits, which is why many people prefer to take it.

Fermented milk is produced by adding special bacteria like Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria to milk. These bacteria help break down milk proteins and lactose. That’s why fermented milk can be easily digested. Moreover, it is good for people who have lactose intolerance.

Here is a list of health benefits of fermented milk:

  • Fermented milk helps treat gastrointestinal disorders. Some studies showed that consumption of fermented milk while using antibiotics for bacterial infections, especially for H. pylori infections, improved treatment.
  • Consumption of fermented milk for around four weeks can ease IBS symptoms, like stomach pain, gas etc.
  • It has immune-stimulating properties. Hence, the consumption of this milk can prevent colds. It also reduces runny noses.
  • The fermented milk helps treat diarrhoea caused by rotavirus.
  • It treats symptoms of stomach issues like discomfort after radiation.
  • It is also beneficial for the liver, pancreas and intestine. It helps treat constipation.
  • Regular consumption of fermented milk reduces the risk of developing bladder and breast cancers.
  • It helps lower cholesterol in the blood and thereby reduces the risk of developing heart problems in men.
  • It helps treat upper airway infections and lowers the risk of developing stomach ulcers. It eases symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
  • It is also believed that fermented milk is beneficial for acid reflux, tuberculosis, bladder infections, arthritis, dental cavities, osteoporosis, pancreas infections, wrinkled skin, and many more.

Consumption of fermented milk in recommended quantity is safe. However, it may have the following side effects:

  • It may cause stomach discomfort, pain and diarrhoea.
  • Some milk products contain live bacteria, which may cause bacterial infections in people with weak immune systems. Hence, it is not advised for such people.

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