Know the myths and facts about curd, have it any time of the year
We have all been making an effort to be a little more health conscious as the monsoon season approaches given the current scenario of the world under covid situations. Furthermore, the beliefs surrounding the monsoon season's food continue to circulate, with some claiming that curd, a milk product produced by the fermentation of milk, should be avoided at this time. There is a long-held perception that it is best to avoid eating curd during the monsoon season, but is this really true?
It is frequently present in every Indian family, but it is frequently avoided by people because they think that if they consume it during a cold season, it will make them sick and give them indigestion. Due to the zesty and spicy appetites during the monsoon, most individuals prefer to eat crispy pakodas instead of curd without first knowing a scientific study. But don’t worry, here is a fact check.
Fact: Since curd's probiotic component prevents gastrointestinal issues year-round, it is perfectly good to eat it at room temperature with meals.
Myth: It's difficult to digest curd during the monsoon season.
Fact: Due to the quantity of living (good) bacteria it contains, curd's protein is easier to digest than milk.
Myth: Consuming curd at night is not advised.
Fact: Tryptophan, a substance found in curd that aids in regulating the sleep-wake cycle, is thought to provide health benefits and should be consumed at night or before bed.
Myth: Curd should be avoided by lactating moms as it might make both the mother and the baby sick.
Fact: Active bacteria found in curd assist in digestion. Yogurt or curd's probiotic ingredients aid in alleviating constipation and diarrhoea and don't give the mother or the infant a cold or a cough.
Myth: Curd must be avoided by pregnant women.
Fact: Many pregnant women experience stomach issues. Since the major bacterial component of curd, lactobacillus acidophilus, is in charge of digesting in the small intestine, it must be urged that they include it in at least one of their daily meals.
Myth: Curd should be avoided as it can cause weight gain.
Fact: For those who are aware of or are attempting to limit their fat intake, toned and skimmed milk curd is also offered in the market. Along with being high in fat, curd is also a great source of calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and protein, which improves calcium absorption.
Myth: When it rains, kids shouldn't be served curd
Fact: Inflammation is reduced and immunity is greatly improved by curd. In order to make curd more delicious and nutrient-dense, kids should be encouraged to eat it. You can also add fruits and vegetables to their curd bowl.
Therefore, consume curd without restriction every day, no matter what time of year it is. You may rely anytime on this probiotic and immune booster.