Curd is an integral part of the Indian diet. When it comes to strength, the curd is among the top moves. However, over 90% of people consume curd in the wrong way. Due to which instead of getting its miraculous benefits they shockingly aggravate skin problems, hair fall, constipation, gas, acidity, cough, sinus, and fever. The sad part is that even after eating one of the healthiest foods on the planet, they not only fail to get the benefits but also damage their bodies.
1. Eating curd with salt or sugar
Curd should never be consumed by adding table salt or table sugar. Curd can be consumed both sweet and savory but never by adding table sugar or table salt. Actually both table salt and sugar are chemically refined and they literally hinder with the probiotics and the nutritional information of the curd.
All you need to do is replace table salt with rock salt or black salt and replace table sugar with jaggery powder or Mishra. This way not only the strength-giving properties of the third remain intact but also enhances the taste and adds variety to your diet.
2. Eating curd at night
Curd has become such an entrancing part of our diet that many of us eat it at any time of the day thinking that it will only benefit us, that’s not true. This is especially common in the southern part of India where every meal is finished by curd rice.
Ayurveda explains when the sun goes down the body’s temperature is naturally down, mucus increases. Curd being mucus causing when consumed at night can cause a blockage within the breathing pipe and can sometimes also aggravate the symptoms leading to serious complications.
In place of curd have buttermilk. Yes, buttermilk is made from curd but its properties are very different. Buttermilk with a pinch of black pepper and rock salt is the best replacement of curd at night.
3. Having curd in wrong combinations
When combining active culture foods like curd as the wrong combination causes the accumulation of toxins in the body. To such common wrong combinations are cucumber raita and boondi raita.
Cucumber and curd are two opposite foods in terms of their properties and combining them in any way will damage your system from within whose ill effects can be seen in the form of fevers and skin diseases.
Boondi, as it is deep-fried in oil isn’t compatible with curd either and also makes you fat. Well not to disappoint you cucumber raita can easily be replaced by bottle gourd raita.
The following are some more foods that should not be consumed with curd:
- Sour fruits
4. Eating curd in skin problems
Do you get regular breakouts? one reason could be curd. If your skin is prone to pimples, itching or any such problems you should be very cautious while consuming curd. Idly it should be avoided in such conditions.
Over 90% of the skin problems are the result of pitta aggravation that is increased heat in the body. The chunks of curd and the curd which has gone sour is extremely hot in potency and do further worsen the condition. So if you are already fighting skin problems, avoid curd for a while. Similarly, the curd is not recommended for a person suffering from arthritis but can consume fresh curd only after adding a pinch of dry ginger.
5. Heating curd
Yes, nowadays adding curd in while making curries or marinating foods with curd is quite common. This should strictly be avoided. Adding curd in the pan, may bring out a tasty dish but in the end it is damaging the body. Instead of curd start using butter.
Why should you never heat curd?
- Curd has many beneficial bacteria and heating it will kill all the bacteria.
- It may cause skin problems.
- It will lose nutritional info and produce toxins in the food which will invite diseases.
6. Not using curd as probiotic
Even though curd has billions of lactobacillus Pro bacteria and people depend on so-called probiotic foods and pills which are not more than marketing. Such sugar-loaded foods daily hardly help people suggesting, on the contrary, it makes them put on weight. It’s just because these companies don’t want you to know that if you only eat curd the right way it could be the best tools of probiotics for you. So if you’re facing gut issues, eat one cup of curd with the teaspoon of honey or jaggery powder mixed in it. The multiplication of probiotics due to adding of such healthy sweeteners is very higher than any other.
7. Eating curd every day
Do you eat curd all 12 months of the year? curd is food that should not be eaten daily. It should be considered more like a seasonal food. As per Ayurveda, the best time to consume curd is in the winter season and the worst time to consume curd is in the rainy season. The rainy season is that time of the year when all the three doshas are aggravated. The digestive fire is at the weakest. Curd doesn’t go well with the human system if there is a lot of moisture in the environment. Eating curd in the rainy season may cause allergies due to the formation of toxins in the body.