The hot season is here and so is the urge to consume foods that cool down your system. Curd, evidently, stands on top of the list. And why not. Curd is an excellent source of good bacteria and aids digestion. It is good for your teeth and bones. But as with most of the foods, 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. But is it valid for everyone. Here are some of the rules:
– Do not eat curd at night, especially 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.
– 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.
While the basic rules apply, if you are a curd lover, we bring you some easy options to include it in your diet, anytime of the day:
Curd rice: This is very good for the stomach and a light option for the summers too.
Curd with sugar: Add a spoonful of sugar to your curd and you are good to go.
Buttermilk/ Lassi: Ditch aerated drinks for these two options.
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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