Ayurvedic facts about Curds
- Hare Krishna Friends,From milk comes the very obvious nectar CURD.
Types of curds according to Ayurveda:
. Thick curds (semi formed curds)
. Sweet curds
. Sweet-sour curds
. Sour curds
. Very sour curds.
But the sweetness or the sourness of the curds depends on
. How old is the curds - Older the curds, more the sourness.
. Amount of curds added to the milk during making curds.
Chemically or microscopically there might not be much difference in these types of curds. But according to Ayurveda, different tastes have different effects over the body. Ayurveda considers the physical nature as well as the chemical nature of any food or herbs.
Curds benefits based on types:
. Thick curds (semi formed curds):
. This type of curd is not fully formed and does not has any particular taste. It is not good for consumption. It causes Tridosha imbalance and ill-health.
. Sweet curds:
. It is the sweet and thick curds. It increases body fat and Kapha Dosha. It calms Vata and Kapha. Useful in certain blood and Pitta related diseases. It is a natural aphrodisiac.
. Sweet-sour curds:
. Its qualities are similar to that of sweet curds.. Sour curds:
. It increases digestive fire, hot in nature and increases Pitta and Kapha.
. Very sour curds:
. It also increases digestive fire, hot in nature and increases Vata and Kapha.
. Overall, sweet curds is cold in nature and sour curds is hot in nature and improves appetite.
A few other types of curds and their benefits:
Curds prepared from Buffalo milk takes a long time for digestion. Increases Kapha and calms Vata and Pitta. It is a natural aphrodisiac.
Curds prepared from fat-free milk is a natural coolant. Improves taste and digestive power. It is useful in digestive problems.
Curds mixed with sugar is an excellent thirst reliever, so also curds mixed with jaggery. It is also an aphrodisiac. It is good for those who wish to become fat.
Benefits of curds are innumerable if prepared and used wisely.
Interesting Ayurvedic facts about Curds:
Curds should not be heated. It loses its properties due to heating.
Curd consumption at night is not recommended.
Sour curds should be avoided if you have gastritis.
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