The Natural Benefits of Curd
Curd or yoghurt is a dairy product. It is prepared by the fermentation of milk and is considered to have a cooling effect on the body. The consistency of curd is thick and smooth and white. Plain curd is good for healing the body from allergic reactions. It is also sued for treating the complexion and is used in hair treatment to cure dandruff and condition the hair.
100g of curd provided the body with the natural ingredients which are essential for good health such as, calories 98, 4.3 g of fat, 3.4 g carbohydrate, 11g protein, 17 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 104 g of potassium as well. The vitamins that curd contains are Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D. Curd also contains Calcium and Magnesium. Curd or Yoghurt is considered to be one of the best sources of Calcium in a natural way.
Curd is easily absorbed by the body and it aids the absorption of other food nutrients into the body by aiding digestion. It helps to maintain the ph balance in the body by reducing excessive acidity in the body. Stomach problems related to lose bowels is treated by eating curd as it acts as a binder in the renal canal by absorbing the water content. Regular intake of curd, prevents arthritis and osteoporosis.
Since curd has a high calcium content regular intake also prevents the formation of cortisol in the body. It is the imbalance of cortisol in the body that leads to hypertension and obesity. When the formations of the cortisols are controlled by the intake of curd such diseases are controlled and minimized. Research shows that 10 oz. of curd taken daily reduces the abdominal fat since the calcium prevents the release of cortisols.
Blood pressure is regulated and the cholesterol formation in the arteries is also prevented when curd is included in the daily diet of an individual. The lactic acid that is formed in the fermentation of milk to curd prevents dandruff in the scalp when applied to the scalp and left on for half an hour before washing the hair.
When individual cannot tolerate the lactose levels in milk, a good alternative is curd. The immunity system of the body is built up by a daily intake of curd in the body which protects the body from different micro-organisms that are harmful of the body and cause internal decay. It also reduces the levels of stress in the body and decreases mood swings in a person. Flavored yoghurt has shown in research studies that it lifts the mod of a person and reduces the level of stress in an individual dramatically.
Curd helps to prevent ulcers in the stomach and the small intestine. Diabetic women are prone to vaginal discharges of Candida and Yeast. I daily intake of curd builds up the resistance against these vaginal infections. It keeps the nervous system and the red blood cells in a healthy condition because of the vitamins B5,B12 and Riboflavin that is found in curd.
In males a curd intake has been found to prevent age related weight gain and sexual inadequacy. In females it has shown that regular curd intake has benefited hair, skin moods and weight loss as well. The intake of 250 g to 500 g of curd/yoghurt on a daily basis will be good for health but anything taken in excess is a disadvantage, 250 g of curd provides the body with 300mg of Calcium. The body requires 1000 mg of calcium a day to prevent diseases and keep the body healthy.