A typical Indian regular diet consists of sabzi, roti and a bowl of rice, salad, and the occasional addition of pickles and chutneys. Each element brings its flavour and benefits to the meal, making it a complete one. But did you know what you are missing out on? A bowl of chilled curd or yoghurt. Yes, you read that right. Fresh and creamy Dahi is a wonderful dairy product that can be consumed in many delicious ways besides eating it. It can be made into a dish itself with different fruits, nut, spices and more.  


But more than anything else, it is the multiple health benefits of curd that makes it an impressive addition to our regular meals. A milk product, yoghurt, is brimming with several essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. The popularity of yogurt in Indian meals is due to the fact that it is light and cool on the stomach, and can be easily digested. 


Here are some more benefits of eating curd in your daily diet: 


1. Facilitate Digestion 

Being a tremendous probiotic, curd contains excellent and beneficial bacteria that improve gut activity. This, in turn, improves digestion, soothes inflammation in the digestive tract, and treats upset stomach or any other tummy woes.  


2. Reduces High Blood Pressure 

As per research by High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA), curd has unique proteins besides other nutrients like potassium and magnesium that help reduce high blood pressure and promotes a healthy heart. 


3. Strengthen Bones 

As per USDA, 250 gms of curd contains about 275mg of calcium, which is quite a lot to maintain and strengthen bones. A daily dose of one cup of yoghurt can keep your bones safe! 


4. Prevents Vaginal Infections 

Yoghurt has a bacteria called lactobacillus acidophilus which controls the growth of yeast infection in the body and kills it by producing hydrogen peroxide. 


5. Good For Skin 

Known to be a natural moisturizer, curd heals the skin. Since many of us deal with acne issues due to specific digestive problems, curd helps keep our gut and happy, healthy and active, thereby leading to happy skin. 

 

You can consume a bowl full of curd as is or add it to your smoothies, shakes and much more!