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7 health benefits of curd you should definitely know
Published in Nutrition on Jun 21, 2017
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Considering the health benefits of curd, it has been consumed by many people all over India. The taste is relished with parathas or even diluted and enjoyed as chaas. Curd or dahi, is also considered auspicious. In the ancient time, curd used to be given to kings before going on a war as it is said to be lucky. Even now, children are given curd who is going to appear for exam or to anybody who is going to do some auspicious work. Let’s look at the 7 health benefits of curd which you should definitely know.

 

  • Improves Immunity

This dairy product is made by adding lactic acid bacteria or Lactobacillus to hot milk. This bacteria is ‘good’ bacteria. The addition of the good bacteria makes it a probiotic. These bacteria supports to boost the white blood cells which fight infections. The presence of good bacteria in your intestine keeps the bad bacteria in control and thus, no stomach problems are faced by you. Probiotics are also known to improve your immunity by fighting with certain microorganisms which are harmful for your body. This dairy product is mostly used to prepare curries. The health benefits of curd does not diminish even when it is heated in curries.

 

  • Improves Digestion

People who have an upset stomach are many a times recommended to eat curd and rice. The nutrients present in this product are easy to digest. It also helps to digest the nutrients from other food and also helps to cool down your digestive system. It is a perfect when eaten with spicy, hot food. This is because curd cools down the heat caused by these foods. You can avoid acidity if you consume it on a regular basis.

 

  • Contains Calcium

Calcium is a necessary component for maintaining the strength of teeth and bones. All milk products contain calcium, so does curd. Calcium helps to avoid serious diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis. It promotes bone growth and teeth strengthening. It also contains phosphorous. This nutrient is extremely important in the maintenance of tooth health. It enhances tooth enamel, helps in keeping the teeth in place and and increases mineral density and thus supports dental health.

 

  • Helps to lose weight

Consuming this milk produce keeps you full for a longer time. Thus, it keeps you from munching on the unnecessary calories every now and then. The accumulation of fats around the waistline is basically caused by a hormone named as cortisol. Dieticians and nutritionists generally recommend this product to be included in your diet. The calcium hampers the excessive production of cortisol in the body. The imbalance of this hormone causes obesity, hypertension and bad cholesterol to increase. As the levels of cortisol are kept under control because of this product, it helps you to lose weight.

 

  • Provides energy to body

It contains a great amount of vitamin and minerals. If you are looking for an energy booster, this is perfect. It is also an antioxidants. Antioxidants serve as a great boosters after rigorous workouts. Going to gym or going through an extensive workout makes you lose many nutrients. One health benefit of curd is that is helps to replenish the lost nutrients in the body, giving you the lost energy again.

 

  • Helps you to de-stress

Like many other dairy products, the health benefits of curd includes de-stressing your mind.many studies have suggested that consuming this product is linked with lower levels of activity in the part of the brain which is linked with pain and anger.

 

  • Good for hair and skin

Curd contains many anti-fungal properties. It is used in the home remedies for removing dandruff. Apart from helping to fight dandruff, it also helps to make your hair smooth, silky and shiny. You just have to mix the dairy product with henna and apply it to your hair and wash it after half hour. This makes your hair dandruff free.

Mixing curd with gram flour and then applying it to milk also helps to make your skin fair and gives it a glow.

So include the health benefits of curd in your day to day life to keep your family and yourself safe from the various deficiencies.

Amol Ghodke - About the Author:

Passionate About Digital Marketing and Content Writing. Currently Working as a Digital Marketing Executive at CloudoTech and Proud Part of E-commerce www.awesomedairy.com Have 2+ Years of Experience as Content Research Executive at Justdial Mumbai. I have a positive approach towards whatever I do. Always keeping myself busy, and occupied with work or some other interesting activities and keep learning new things. I Find Creative and challenging Task More Interesting and Always keep my self Updating Personally and Professionally.
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