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Top 5 Curd Benefits & Side Effects

M Kanika
M Kanika
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Curd is a dairy product. It is a fermented food, which is known all over the world. The fermentation process of curd takes place by adding bacteria to the milk. Here, in this article, we will know curd benefits and side effects.

The unique nutritional value of a curd is beneficial in several ways. Apart from enhancing the taste of many food items, curd also helps in improving the digestion & provides the strength to bones & teeth. Regular consumption of curd lowers the level of cholesterol & reduces high blood pressure. It increases the immunity of the body and it helps in improving the skin health, reduces the problem of dandruff & provides other benefits as well.

Apart from that, curd also helps in reducing the stress level, which makes it a natural remedy for the hypertension & other related issues. Regular intake of the right quantity of curd helps in reducing the weight & gain fitness. All these factors make curd a reliable food choice for the people, who desire healthy living lifestyle.

Nutritional Value of Curd

Nutritional value of 100 gram of curd contains.

  • 98 Calories

  • 4 gram of Carbohydrate

  • Approximately 4.3 gram of Fat

  • 11 grams of Protein

  • 364 mg of Sodium

  • 104 mg of Potassium

  • 08 Calcium

  • 2 % Magnesium

  • 2 % Vitamin A

Curd benefits

Below are the five health benefits of curd

Improves Digestive System

People, who are suffering from indigestion problem get immense benefit with regular consumption of curd. It has the ability to maintain balance in the acid levels in the stomach. The ability of curd is to manage the pH level, which makes it the perfect remedy for indigestion. Adding curd to the diet helps in digesting food effectively, which provides better nutrition to the whole body. Also, people who are suffering from dysentery get a relaxed stomach by eating a little amount of curd.

Good for a Healthy Heart

Curd helps in preventing & reducing heart problems. Including curd daily in a diet helps in reducing cholesterol level. It helps in functioning of a healthy heart. The lesser amount of cholesterol in body helps in keeping arteries clean & allows smooth flood flow. Hence, the risk of heart-related diseases reduces to a great extent by consuming the curd.

Makes Skin Healthy & Shiny

Curds are popularly used for skin care. The minerals that curd contains, allows the skin to glow & gain the nutrients to stay healthy. The components present in the curd such as Vitamin E, Zinc & others benefits the skin. It is used as a home-made skin care & cosmetic beauty care product as well. Applying curd to the face helps to make skin smooth & improves the shine, softness & glow.

Curd for Hair fall Control

People, who are having hair fall issues such as dull, dry hair, dandruff & other problems can use curd. The lactic acid that presents in the curd provides the nutrient & minerals to the scalp, which helps in reducing the dandruff. Curd acts as a conditioner for hair. A little amount of curd mixed with henna can provide the effective results in terms of hair fall & thickness

Controls Stress, Anxiety & Improves Mental Health

Various oral diseases are caused by the bacteria. However, the good bacterium available in curd does not allow other bacteria to accumulate & cause infections.

Curd Side Effects and Allergies

There are some side effects of eating curd everyday. Though curd helps in weight reduction, daily consumption of curd can lead to obesity. People should be very careful with the quantity they consume each week. Curd can be heavy for some people, which can lead to constipation. The problem occurs with heavy intake only. Curd provides the strength to bones & teeth, but people who already have arthritis should avoid the consumption of curd on a regular basis, as it can increase joint pain.

Side Effects of Having Curd at Night

Ayurveda explains curd as having it sour mixed with sweet property and it increases the Kapha, Pitta & Vatta dosha in the body (Kapha, Pitta & Vatta dosha are the three types of body composition in Ayurveda). During the night, there is a natural predominance of Kapha in body. So, the consumption of curd at night will further increase the Kapha leading to many complications. This is quite similar to exposing yourself to the hot sun in afternoon hours, which is not recommended because, afternoon period is naturally Pitta predominant period & sun exposure also increases the Pitta.

Now that you know curd benefits and side effects, what’s stopping you from having a bowl of curd?

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