- The fire-extinguisher
Freshly made curd is loaded with good bacteria that help your body absorb more nutrients and aid digestion. Curd helps you digest spicy food without the burning sensation. No wonder you were given curd rice to eat whenever you had a stomach upset as a kid!
- The edible cosmetic
Curd makes for the most delicious midnight snack or a diet breakfast. Treat it like an alternative to junk food and have it with fruits or cornflakes. Curd’s low calorie count keeps your metabolism healthy and keeps you feeling full for long. It also has anti-aging and slimming properties. Now isn’t that a double bonus?
- The Versatile Hero
Fresh curd is bland in taste making it the most versatile base for sweet or savoury dishes. So whether you are making paneer or cucumber raita, make sure you add a dollop of curd.Beat the heat this summer with sweet lassi or salty chaas!
- The Bone Builder
Curd has one of the largest quantities of calcium and vitamin D amongst vegetarian foods. So if you want to keep your bones strong even after you’re on the other side of thirty,having curd daily is a must.
- The Coolest Side Dish
Ever wondered why we Indians consume curd with fried or greasy food like aloo parathas, jalebis and murrukus? The reason behind this is that curd helps the body to clear the greasy food down your throat and reduces the effect of cholesterol-increasing foods on your body.
Having curd however is not always beneficial for all*. If you have Asthma, or respiratory problems,you must avoid having chilled curd. If you have acidity issues then make sure the curd is fresh and not sour.
Now does it surprise you to know why a typical South Indian meal is incomplete without ‘curd rice’? Keep in mind these hidden benefits and begin your journey towards fitness with that spoonful of creamy goodness!
*Consult your dietician to know how much curd you can include in your diet based on your health.