Curd lovers- satiate your cravings
The science of medicine- Ayurveda that originated in ancient India has a
huge treasure of knowledge about the eating habits for staying hale and hearty.
Curd is one of the popular milk products that’s enjoyed by many along with
their meals. The creamy, slightly sour, curd has been a part of our diet and of
our ancestors since the Vedic times. Made by souring boiled milk naturally,
curd has a wide variety of bacteria that nurture our digestive system and boost
the overall immunity This fermented food is sour in taste and is extremely healthy
for the stomach. It is good for the gut and moisturizes the skin as well. It helps in
boosting the immune system, improves the digestion and contributes to weight
loss..A powerhouse of riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and
pantothenic acid, curd also has lactic acid which helps in absorption of nutrients
Curd is sour in taste, hot in nature, is heavy to digest increases fat ,
improves strength, increases kapha and pitta (reduced Vata) and improves agni
Avoid making these mistakes while eating curd
*One should not consume curd at night. The curd is heavy to digest. It is
also hot in potency. Therefore, when consumed at night, it may interfere with
your sleep as extra energy is required for its digestion. It also triggers the
secretion of mucus making the condition adverse for individuals suffering from
As per the Ayurveda, curd pacifies vata, but increases kapha and pitta
dosha. During the night, the Kapha Dosha upsurges. Thus, if the curd is
consumed during the night, the effect of Kapha Dosha is augmented.
In case you cannot refrain yourself from eating curd at night, you can eat it only
after adding a pinch of black pepper and rock salt. Other options such as ghee,
amla, and honey can also be added to curd when you consume it at night.
Alternatively, you can substitute curd by buttermilk. It will help in clearing the
*Curd should not be heated . if you heat the curd, it can alter its properties
which can lead to suffocation and swelling in your body.
*The daily consumption of curd is prohibited in Ayurveda. It is because
curd is known to be heavy in nature and increases inflammation in the body. The
only variation that can be consumed on a regular basis is churned
buttermilk that has added spices such as rock salt, black pepper and cumin.
*One should always avoid eating curd when a person has a bleeding
disorder. Thus, if you are someone who has heavy period flow or nasal bleeding,
it is considered best to avoid curd at all in your meals.
*Do not mix your curd with fruits as it is a channel blocker incompatible
food. Long-time consumption would trigger metabolic issues and allergies.
*Curd is incompatible with meat and fish. Any combination of curd
cooked along with meats such as chicken, mutton, or fish will produce toxins in