Ayurveda Recommends Against Consuming Curd
“If you want to have curd, have it occasionally, during the afternoon and in moderation,” wrote Dr Dixa Bhavsar Savaliya, along with some interesting Ayurvedic facts about curd.
Ayurveda warns against heating curd and having it with meat and fish.
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Learn more about Interesting Facts about Consuming Curd at Night and Night, as per Ayurveda
Now that summer is knocking on our doors; it is essential to adjust one’s diet as per the seasonal change. For that, you don’t necessarily need to do a grocery haul or completely change what your pantry and fridge look like. However, small diet changes go a long way in helping the body cope with the changing temperature and humidity levels.
Curd or the humble dahi, a staple in most Indian households, has numerous health benefits and is excellent for topical application on skin and hair.Meanwhile, Curd helps hydrate the body, strengthens immunity, builds stronger bones, helps in improving the skin, and is also a must-have if you are on a weight loss journey or simply maintaining your goal weight.
Ayurveda, too, highly approves of dahi, but it also warns about how much curd is good for the body and when and how you should have it. Ayurveda specialist Dr Dixa Bhavsar Savaliya recently shared a post on her Instagram elaborating on how curd is looked at through the ‘Ayurvedic lens’.
She elucidated in the caption that “curd is sour in taste, hot in nature, is heavy to digest (takes a longer period to undergo digestion).” Doctors also noted that curd is good for weight gain as it increases fat, improves strength, and improves digestive power.
She also shared the following “interesting facts about curd” while warning against curd every day and during the afternoons.
Why Ayurveda Recommends against Consuming Curd at Night and Daily
*Curd should not be heated because it loses its properties due to heating.
*It is best to avoid curd in people with obesity, Kapha disorders, bleeding disorders, and inflammatory conditions.
*Curd should never consume at night.
*Curd should not be consumed daily. The only variation consumed regularly is churned buttermilk that has added spices such as rock salt, black pepper and cumin.
*Do not mix your curd with fruits as it is a channel blocker incompatible food. In addition, 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 the body.
She concludes by stating that “if you want to have curd, have it occasionally, during the afternoon and in moderation.”
Why Ayurveda highly Recommends the Consumption of Buttermilk
With winter gradually receding and summer almost knocking on our doors, it’s time to indulge in Healthy beverages. It will provide relief during the hot months and help with your health. What could be better than a glass of wine? Buttermilk wheat should you do with your meals?
Buttermilk is a delicious, healthy drink that can treat many diseases. An ayurvedic expert said, “Ayurveda uses buttermilk both to maintain health and to treat diseases.”
*Is easy to digest, has an astringent and sour taste, and is hot.
*In Ayurvedic treatment, it helps treat inflammation, digestive disorders and gastrointestinal disorders, loss of appetite, spleen problems, and anaemia.
*Is highly beneficial in Disorders resulting from an imbalance
Here’s a quick and easy Recipe for Buttermilk
*¼ cup – Curd
*1 cup – Water
*Salt, as per taste
*½ teaspoon – Roasted cumin powder
*Chopped ginger/ dry ginger powder (optional)
Take ¼ cup curd in a vessel and add a cup of water.
Add salt-roasted cumin powder and mix well with the help of a hand blender or a churner.
And Garnish it by adding mint leaves, coriander leaves, and curry leaves.
The best time for buttermilk to consume is with lunch.