Curd can do more than good: In the state of Tamil Nadu it is called ‘Thayir Saadam’, ‘Thayir’ meaning curd and ‘Saadam’ meaning “rice” It is offered as ‘prasadam’ (blessed food) to devotees in temples. Curd is made with the milk. Curd, evidently, stands on top of the list.However you should avoid eating curd during night time as it can cause more harm to your body than anything good. Precaution should be taken more seriously if you are prone to cough and cold. Ayurveda explains that curd consumption at night is not good as it leads to mucus development. But if you can’t do without it, opt for buttermilk instead.Though the curd is good for your teeth and bones but there are some rules that you need to follow for consuming curd. One of the most commonly heard rules is to avoid eating it at night. Here are some of the rules:
– If you are eating curd during the day, have it without sugar but if you are eating curd at night, add sugar or some black pepper. It will assist in digestion and calm your digestive system.
– Never have hot curd.Different varieties of curd:
Curd rice: This is very good for the stomach and a light option for the summers too.
Raita : A common Indian side dish, you can add onion, cucumber, tomato to your curd with some herbs and a healthy option is all set.Kadhi: Mixing gram flour (besan) with buttermilk makes for an appetizing curry called Kadhi. It is mostly eaten with rice (you might want to opt for brown rice).
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