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5 facts about curd to prove it’s the superfood you need this summer

Well, curd is the only superfood you need to include in your daily summer diet. Here we're explaining the benefits of curd.
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Curd is as good for hair as it's for your tummy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 21 Apr 2022, 10:08 am IST
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Be it lassi, chaas (buttermilk) or the good ol’ raita, our day does not end without curd or dahi in summer. Well, we Indians are truly a fan of curd, and this can be considered one of the best superfoods for the season. Apart from keeping your body cool and calm, there are a lot of other reasons why curd should be a part of your summer diet. That’s why we’re going to discuss the benefits of curd here!

We’re damn sure you must have heard a million times that curd is beneficial for hair and skin, but apart from beauty purposes, curd can do wonders when it comes to your health. All thanks to the good bacteria that it contains. Well, now let’s find out how this superfood can make living through summer easier and better.

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Yogurt has been keeping you healthy for all this while. Here’s how. Image courtesy: Shutterstcok

Is curd good in summer?

“Dahi has always been an integral part of Indian cuisine. Before every important or auspicious occasion, be it an exam or the first day of a job, people like to have curd. Not only is it tasty but it also has a number of health benefits. Especially in the scorching summer heat, curd is the best fuel you can take to feel re-energized,” Dietician Hari Lakshmi, Consultant – Dietitian/Nutritionist, Motherhood Hospitals, Chennai, tells HealthShots.

Here are 5 benefits of curd, especially during summer:

1. Keeps you hydrated

Summertime tests your energy levels, and it is difficult to stay hydrated when you are constantly sweating. But curd is extremely light and cool, and therefore it becomes even more crucial to tackle the heat and humidity during the hot weather. Moreover, having a bowl of curd daily not only keeps you hydrated but also boosts energy levels.

Also, read: Greek yogurt or good old dahi: Let’s find out which one is healthier

2. Curd aids in digestion

As heat rises, the digestive system becomes slow and weaker, leading to various digestive issues. And here, curd can save you. Curd is dense in healthy bacteria which improves your digestion and maintains good gut health. If you suffer from indigestion or bloating, the curd is the right medicine for you. It also helps in reducing heart burns and acidity. Also, it boosts your immunit and helps you fight myriad diseases from the common cold to infections.

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Curd offers benefits to alleviate tummy troubles. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Your bones get stronger

One of the major health benefits of curd is that it helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a condition which refers to weak bones. But the curd can reduce the chances of it. Like milk and other dairy products, the curd is a rich source of calcium. It not only helps in maintaining bone density but also helps in strengthening them.

Also, read: Can we eat curd during periods, or not?

4. Keeps your weight in check

If you are trying to shed those few kilos off during summer, curd is the go-to option. Curd contains probiotics that keep your digestive system in check and improves metabolism. This will facilitate the weight-loss process. Curd is low in carbs and high in proteins which makes it a perfect superfood in your weight loss journey.

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Yoghurt works wonders to shoo away fat. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Manages anxiety and stress

Although summertime is associated with vacations and relaxation, it is not always the case. Between planning vacations and picnics, to trying to manage your work life, summers tend to be more chaotic than carefree. To tackle this, curd can be helpful. A bowl of curd is known to reduce anxiety, it can help you relax and keep your stress levels in check.

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Also ladies, consuming curd regularly is known to improve and strengthen the immune system. So consume it the way you like it.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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