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Unlocking the Power of Curd: Ayurvedic Guidelines for Consuming and Enjoying Curd




Curd lovers- satiate your cravingsThe science of medicine- Ayurveda originated in ancient India and holds a deep understanding of Dosha, taking longer periods to balance.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 withtheir meals. The creamy, slightly sour, curd, rich in many benefits, has been a part of our diet and boasts even more properties according to Ayurveda.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 boostAccording to Ayurveda, the overall immunity boost from fermented food like curd, which is sour in taste and extremely healthy, justifies its consumption, but it should not be overdone.for the stomach. It is good for the gut and moisturizes the skin as well. It helps inboosting the immune system, improves 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 the absorption of nutrientsCurd is sour in taste, hot in nature, is heavy to digest increases fat, improves strength, increases kapha and pitta (reduced Vata) and improves agniAvoid 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 Asthma, a condition that takes a longer period to manage according to Ayurveda. As per the Ayurveda, curd pacifies vata, but increases kapha and pitta. Do you know dosha, an important term in ayurvedic health practice? 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, Ayurveda recommends consuming it in moderation.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 themucus secretions.*Curd should not be heated . if you heat the curd, it can alter its propertieswhich can lead to suffocation and swelling in your body.*The daily consumption of curd is prohibited in Ayurveda. It is becausecurd is known to be heavy in nature and increases inflammation in the body. TheAyurvedic experts suggest that the only variation of curd that can be consumed regularly 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 bleedingdisorder. 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.*Per Ayurveda, do not mix your curd with fruits as it has the potential to be a channel blocker and incompatible.food. According to Ayurveda, long-time consumption would trigger metabolic issues, allergies, and potentially weight gain.*According to Ayurveda, curd is incompatible with meat and fish. Any combination of curd should not be consumed without moderation, as recommended by Ayurveda.cooked along with meats such as chicken, mutton, or fish will produce toxins inthe body.

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