Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Build your Child's Immunity with Curd


Simple and Refreshing Curd
Yogurt or curd is a dairy product which is made by lactic fermentation of milk.It is a therapeutic food known for its refreshing taste and smoothness.One should always consume fresh curd made from fresh and pure milk.

Types of Curd
  • Thick Curd
  • Whisked Curd
  • Sweet Curd
 How to Store
Always store curd in the fridge and not in the freezer.If kept below 5 degrees C,yogurt can stored for several weeks.

Nutritional Value 
Curd is very nutritious.150 grams of whole curd contains
  • 7.7 gm of protein,240 mg calcium,163 calories and 23.8 gm carbohydrates.
  • It also contains vitamins A,E,K, folate,vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
  • Apart from the important vitamins,curd also contains calcium,selenium,magnesium,zinc,phosphorus,copper and saturated and monounsaturated fats.

Probiotic Curd
Probiotics when added to curd help in digesting fats and protein.
  • This helps to relieve constipation by improving intestinal mobility.
  • Probiotics are also beneficial in increasing vitamin B12 and maintaining a proper pH in the body.
  • They also help to prevent diarrhea and inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • Probiotics help to enhance immune system by increasing levels of immunoglobins.

Health Benefits of Tasty Curd
  •  Daily consumption of curd helps to strengthen immunity.
  • It helps improve digestion.
  • It can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Thick curd taken with pieces of fruits helps you feel fuller.
  • Curd can lower cholesterol.
  • Women with vaginal infections can benefit from curd with active cultures.
  • It may help prevent Osteoporosis.
  • Curd is helpful in treating inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • People with lactose-intolerance can consume curd.
  • High calcium content in curd helps to keep bones and teeth healthy and strong.
In my next post I will give you some interesting recipes with curd and also share a few ideas to make curd a part of your daily diet.


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