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01/4Should you have curd in winter?
Winter is here and the best part about the season is all the yummilicious food. While enjoying all the delicacies, it’s very important to safeguard ourselves from the dipping temperature by eating the appropriate foods. This can be easily done by having seasonal foods and tweaking some of your eating habits.
Our summer favourite curd is hard to give up as winters set in. It is commonly believed that curd should be avoided during winters as it can lead to cold and sore throat. But is that true?
Curd is packed with good bacteria, vitamins, protein, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Then why should we really avoid it? Here we tell you whether you should have curd or avoid it during winter.
02/4What Ayurveda says
As per Ayurveda, curd should be avoided during winters as it increases the secretion from your glands, which further increases mucus secretion too. Dahi is Kapha-Kar in nature, thus it can make it difficult for people who already have respiratory issues like asthma, sinus or cold and cough. Thus, Ayurveda advises to avoid curd during the winter and especially during the night time.
03/4What does science say
Curd has a lot of good bacteria for your gut that supports your health. This fermented food is also a great immunity booster. It’s rich in calcium, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. Having curd during winter days boosts your overall health. Though for people having respiratory issues should avoid curd post 5 pm as it can create mucus, especially in people prone to allergies and asthma.
Some experts believe otherwise. The food is rich in Vitamin C, which makes it great for people suffering from cold. Though they should keep in mind to have it at room temperature. In fact, it’s best to have curd as soon as it sets and do not refrigerate it.
So, you don’t need to ditch your favourite bowl of curd entirely during the winter season. You can limit your intake, especially when suffering from cold and flu and keep in mind to have it at room temperature.