Ayran is one of the fundamental drinks of Turkish culture dating back to Central Asia. It is extermely health drink because:
1- It does not contain sugar
2-Drinking salty ayran is one of the few rapid ways for your body to intake sodium (salt) during summer months one can dehydrates and looses salt which is extremely dangerous (see this external link)
3-Health benefits of yogurt is undeniably obvious whether you eat it or drink it. (see what WebMD says about this)
4-Nothing else takes down that spicy kebab dish better than a cold refreshing glass of Ayran !
Origins of the word “yogurt”:
The word comes from the Turkish word “yoğurt”, deriving from the verb “yoğurtmak”, which means “to blend” – a reference to how yogurt is made.