Top Health Benefits of Curd

Health Benefits of Curd

Curd is an important part of Indian cuisine. In many homes, it is a staple part of the diet. It is also an important ingredient used as a part of cooking. Curd is rich in vitamin D, calcium, protein and contains the least amount of saturated fat and sugar. The nutrients present in Curd make it a healthy option to be consumed daily.

Health Benefits of Curd

Health Benefits of Curd

Discussed below are the top health benefits of adding curd to your meal:

Top Health Benefits of Adding Curd to Your Meal

1.Curd Helps to Improve Digestion

Nutrients presents in the curd are easy to absorb by our digestive system. Curd also aids in the digestion of other food items. It neutralizes the heat produced by spicy foods. Consuming curd also cures stomach infections like H. Pylori infection. If you are suffering from a stomach upset than curd is a healthy and natural option to bring back your digestive system back on the track.

Curd Helps to Improve Digestion

Curd Helps to Improve Digestion

2.Curd Boosts Immunity and Strengths Body Defense Mechanism

Curd contains good bacteria that stimulates white blood cells of our body and helps our immune system to fight against disease-causing microorganisms. Even after heating, properties of Curd do not diminish. If a female eats Curd daily chances of Vaginal yeast infection is decreased. Lactobacillus present in the Curd keeps the colon healthy and also lowers the risk of Colon cancer.

3.Curd Makes your Bones and Teeth Healthy

Curd is made by fermentation of milk by the good bacteria. Like other dairy products and milk it contains calcium, Phosphorous, and Vitamin D. These nutrients play an important role in strengthening bones and teeth. Eating Curd daily prevents Osteoporosis and Arthritis.

Curd Makes your Bones and Teeth Healthy

Curd Makes your Bones and Teeth Healthy

4. Curd keeps your Heart Healthy

Eating Curd daily also reduces the risk of high blood pressure. It reduces Cholesterol and thus prevents coronary heart diseases and thickening of the carotid arteries.

5. Curd Promotes Weight Loss

Curd prevents the formation of Cortisol. The Calcium present in Curd balances the level of cortisol and prevents Obesity and Hypertension.

Curd Promotes Weight Loss

Curd Promotes Weight Loss

6.Curd Treats Impotency

Curd acts as aphrodisiac and treats sexual inadequacy.

7.Curd is Best for those who have Lactose Intolerance

If you have lactose intolerance and cannot consume milk than take curd. In curd the lactose present in the milk in converted into lactic acid and thus it is easy to digest.

8.Hair Benefits of Curd

Curd id very effective in removing dandruff. It keeps the scalp hydrated, combats tangle. Also, it acts as a natural hair conditioner and makes your hair smooth and shiny. Just apply curd directly on your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp gently for 5 minutes and then leave it for an hour. This is followed by shampooing as usual.

Hair Benefits of Curd

Hair Benefits of Curd

9.Beauty Benefits of Curd

Curd acts as a natural whitening agent, It removes blemishes, suntan. Dark spots ad makes your skin glow naturally. Also it is effecting in treating skin diseases like acne, pimple and eczema. Apply plain yogurt on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. This is followed by rinsing your face with water.

Keep in mind:

  1. Do not exceed consumption of curd beyond 500mg or excessive calcium intake may result in hypercalcemia.
  2. Avoid Greek style Curd, not pasteurized Curd and flavored Curd.

Curd is very easy to set at home, but refrain yourself to set Curd of raw milk. You can add vegetables, mint, cumin and fruits to add taste to Curd. Curd is a great substitute for milk. People who have lactose intolerance or do not like the taste of milk can substitute milk with curd and enjoy similar benefits. Start incorporating curd in your daily meals for a healthy living.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.