Curd ( Dahi ) : Health Benefits & Side Effects

Health Benefits Of Curd (Dahi), Uses And Its Side Effects

            Everyone loves the curd ( Dahi ).... right! Its popularity is huge, from children to elders. Perhaps there will be someone who does not like Curd ( Dahi ) at all.  Curd (Dahi)  adds taste to the food, due to which the attachment of every elder and child is particularly special towards them.


           In India, the sugar and  Curd ( Dahi ) are eaten a sweet at the beginning of any auspicious task, it is a custom to give students sugar and sugar before they are given their examination. Do you know what's secret behind it? 

The Logic behind eating Dahi and Sugar before auspicious work?

            The Indian custom of eating  Curd ( Dahi ) and sugar while going out of home or before auspicious work has been practiced for years. Some people believe that eating curd and sugar increases this positive force and keeps negative things away from the body and mind. But it is also a scientific approach behind the custom of "Dahi sugar", very few people will know this, and therefore they do not eat it with the same sugar as blind faith.

        Curd acts as a natural coolant for your body, which helps fight the heat. You must be well aware that sugar is an essential source of glucose, which provides energy to your body's cells. When you take sugar and dahi together, it has a magical effect on your body. It cools and drenches your anxiety, gives you a quick dose of energy. So by eating this you feel energized and happy! This is the reason that dahi and sugar are also given the students while giving exams. We do not care about diet and nutrition during any test or exams or stressful events. At such times, curd-sugar fuels the body with the energy required to perform the task and takes care of nutrition. So now you must know what is the scientific fact behind 'Dahi-shakkar'. Now when someone gives you curd with sugar to eat, do not refuse!

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How to make  Curd ( Dahi ) right way:

            Milk must be purified for curd. The more water will remain in the milk, the more it will not freeze well. Before preparation, heat the milk well once. Curd becomes very well in form and taste in the pot of clay. Milk should not be too hot or too cold at the time of making. Dissolve a little bit of curd in the milk thoroughly. It does not freeze soon in cold weather, so add more curd to the milk. The dahi, which is more than two nights long, becomes sour. Remember that by adding alum/lemon or any sour things, make it sour and may be dangerous to health.

        A curd made from cow's milk is easy to digest. Whereas curd from buffalo milk digests after a long time and increases phlegm.

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What are the benefits of Curd:

        In the oldest book of Ayurveda named Charaka Samhita, the description of properties of Curd is found in this way:

रोचनं दीपनं वृष्यं स्नेहनं बलवर्धनम्।

पाकेऽम्लमुष्णं वातघ्नं मंगल्यं बृंहणं दधि । । २२५। ।

शरद्ग्रीष्मवसन्तेषु प्रायशो दधि गर्हितम्। -चरक संहिता सूत्रस्थान 27

        The well-formed Curd (Dahi) generates interest in food. The same stimulates digestive power and enhances semen. It becomes sour after being digested and its properties are warm in nature. The Curd (Dahi) is the destroyer of Vata dosha. In the autumn, summer, and spring, drinking the Curd (Dahi) is forbidden.

        The bacteria of Curd (Dahi) are made by fermentation. The bacteria used to make Curd (Dahi) is called "curd culture", which is a natural sugar found in milk. This fermentation process produces lactic acid, a substance that makes milk protein dry, giving Curd (Dahi) its unique taste and texture.

Curd ( Dahi )

TOP- 5 advantages of the Curd (Dahi):

1. Important Nutrients: Curd (Dahi) contains almost every nutrient that your body needs. It is known for many B vitamins - especially vitamin B12 and riboflavin. Essential minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium calcium are not found in abundance. Just one cup provides 49% of your daily calcium needs.

2. Natural Protein: Curd (Dahi) provides an impressive amount of protein, which allows the main body of our body to grow properly.

3. Digestive activity: It helps the digestive system. Ayurvedic treatment of taking the Curd (Dahi) with nutmeg or roasted cumin is prevalent in India for many decades in the case of stomach ache or diarrhea.

        According to research, Curd (Dahi) contains live bacteria or probiotics. Those, when consumed, can benefit digestive health. Unfortunately, many of the products found in the market are pasteurized, a heat treatment that kills the beneficial bacteria - probiotics. To ensure that your Curd (Dahi) contains effective probiotics, you must read the ingredients listed on the same label correctly. If probiotics are present in them, then they will definitely be written on Peck. Or prepare the Curd (Dahi) at home is the best suitable way to get healthy Curd.

4. Beneficial for bones and heart health: Being rich with the same vitamin-D is beneficial for keeping bones healthy. According to research, regular intake of the same does not increase the fat in the heart arteries. Hence high blood pressure and cholesterol-related diseases can be avoided.

5. Useful for Skin and Hair: Curd (Dahi) nourishes hair and skin by applying on it due to the many minerals and vitamins present in them. Curd (Dahi) provides moisture to hair and skin, and makes them fresh. To remove dandruff and remove wrinkles from the skin, the Curd (Dahi) is used in every household for years.

The water of Curd (Dahi) :

            According to Ayurveda, Curd (Dahi) water is light at digestion. It makes digestive power good and eliminates constipation. Curd water should be consumed only from the well-formed Curd (Dahi).

Keep this special care in mind while eating Curd (Dahi):

            According to Ayurveda, there are some rules for eating Curd (Dahi). Apart from these rules, if it is eaten, then it can also show side effects too. Let we know how to eat the Curd (Dahi) and what side effects are seen from it:

• According to Ayurveda, you cannot eat Curd (Dahi) at night.

• Drinking Curd (Dahi) is prohibited in autumn, summer, and spring.

• Whenever you want to eat Curd (Dahi), add sugar, salt, moong dal, or black pepper or any of them along with it, then the body will not get its bad qualities.

• Never eat Curd (Dahi) by heating it. It is advisable not to consume the Curd (Dahi) immediately from the sun outside.

• Those who have weak digestive capacity may take a longer time to digest Curd (Dahi). At this time it would be better to eat a small portion amount by adding pepper in it.

• Never consume improperly formed curd. According to Ayurveda, eating half-frozen/ partially formed curd will cause an imbalance of all three Dosha(elements) of the body, and leads to various diseases. 

• If consumed sour tasted Curd (Dahi), it can cause acidity, skin disorder, and muscle pain.

• According to one research, obesity and diseases related to it are seen more in people who eat the Curd (Dahi) every day.

• Women who have menstrual disorders should stop eating Curd (Dahi) with the advice of an Ayurveda physician doctor.

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• The Curd (Dahi) may not be beneficial in heart disease, skin disorders, or common colds. In some people, heart diseases, cough formation, asthma, and skin-related diseases are increased by consuming Curd (Dahi). Therefore, with the advice of Ayurveda doctor, it would be appropriate to know your Prakrutti - Body Constitute and then only start it as a medicine.

            Hope you got a complete idea of curd (Dahi) by this article. Keep sharing this article with your friends and family so that they can relish Curd (Dahi) very well. 

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5 मई 2021 को 12:00 pm ×

We read your blog , share most useful information in blog . Healthy Body And Mind

10 नवंबर 2021 को 2:49 pm ×

Great article! I am so happy after reading this informative article related to dahi. Dahi is good and tasty in village. But we can easily make with pure milk at our home in city. Keep writing such kind of great content about health and fitness. Thanks


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