Be it lassi, buttermilk or shikhand, everyone relishes curd. But did you know that ubiquitous bowl of curd has some amazing health benefits too? Here are 10 healthy reasons to include curd in your diet.
1. Improves digestion
Curd helps maintain an ideal pH level. It also helps to maintain the levels of acidity and alkalinity. It is a natural cure for dysentery.
2. Strengthens bones and teeth
Curd is rich in calcium like many other diary products and thus helps in strengthening your bones and teeth. It can help prevent arthritis and osteoporosis.
3. A healthier heart
Curd prevents the formation of fat in the arterial region, preventing hypertension. It balances the cholesterol levels in your body.
4. The secret to a flat belly!
Researches show that consuming 18 ounces of curd on a regular basis helps to reduce belly fat.
5. An immunity booster
Curd can improve your immunity levels and is a great remedy for women affected by vaginal yeast infection.
6. Prevent dandruff
The lactic acid present in curd prevents the formation of dandruff as it has anti-fungal properties.
7. Curd for beauty care
Nutrients such as zinc, vitamin E and phosphorus make curd an ideal ingredient for home-made face packs. A simple mixture of curd, gram flour and lime juice can used to make a face pack that would make your face glow.
8. Improves sexual health
Researchers believe curd has properties that help prevent problems such as sexual impotency, low libido etc.
9. An excellent substitute for milk
Curd can be used by people who find it difficult to digest the proteins in milk. Lactose intolerant people can switch to curd.
10. Helps control anxiety and stress
Curd can lower levels of anxiety and depression and thus, can act as a stress reliever.