The probiotic source
Curd is nothing but a cultured food. Made out of milk, it has a limited shelf life. But, used generally as a dip with breakfast or eaten with rice, Indians also have curd with sugar as a dessert. Being the immense source of probiotic bacteria, curd is very good for the health of gut. It soothes the entire digestive system and helps in the absorption of the nutrients.
Controls high blood pressure
According to a research, people who have low fat curd regularly are 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure. Potassium and Magnesium in curd helps to reduce the blood pressure to a very great extent. The special proteins and nutrients in curd help to have a healthy heart.
Around 250 grams of curd is said to contain 275 mg of calcium. Hence, curd is very good for bones and teeth. People who are regular eaters of curd have comparatively lesser bone related health complaints. With lesser calories in it, curd plays a very big part in weight loss as well.
Moisturizes the skin
The lactic acid in curd is a very good exfoliator. When applied as a face pack, it not only removes dead skin but also moisturizes the skin. Intake of curds helps keep the skin supple whereas applying it externally will exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Applied with a pinch of turmeric, curd is said to be the best remedy for pimples and scars.
Curd helps in boosting the immunity of the body. It is said that having 200 grams of curd daily is equal to popping immunity pills. Well, a strong immune system means a healthy body. Instead of worrying sickness, taking a regular dose of this humble food sounds a better practice for sure.