10 Astonishing Healthy Benefits of Dahi/Yogurt

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You just can’t ignore milk & milk products from Indian Diet.

From South to North & from West to East Indians can’t ignore milk & milk products like Curd/Yogurt, Buttermilk, Dairy Sweets, etc.

Since India is the largest producer of milk in the world & this is the main reason why almost every household in India consumes milk on a daily basis.

How to prepare Dahi/Yogurt?

Dahi is the traditionally fermented dairy product obtained by process of pasteurization or by souring boiled milk with natural microflora or harmless lactic or other bacterial culture.

Dahi is of great importance in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times.

Dahi is the only “fermented” food allowed to be eaten in Ayurved.

Mostly Dahi is consumed in its original form as a food but you may mix Dahi either with sliced Cucumber, Boiled Potato, Chopped onions etc. People often mix Dahi with seasonal fruits like banana, mangoes, oranges etc. to make it a delicious & healthy meal.

10 Astonishing Healthy Benefits of Dahi/Yogurt

Weight Loss :
It provides all the benefits of dairy without the added fat or calories and actually contains more calcium and protein per serving than other dairy product because of the way it is made. Yogurt specifically has been studied as a calcium-rich food that helps burn fat and promotes weight loss.

2. Controls Blood Sugar :
Milk and yogurt (curd/dahi) are an essential part of the recommended ‘healthy Indian diet’. … Fat-free yogurt or pro-biotic yogurt naturally contains both high-quality carbohydrates and protein, making it one of the best foods for controlling blood sugar levels in your body.

3. Nutritional Value:
Dahi comes from milk and therefore, it is loaded with several essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. An advantage with yogurt is that it is light on the stomach and easier to digest than milk.

4. Good For Digestion:
Dahi is a great probiotic (an ingredient that contains live bacteria). These good and beneficial bacteria are known to improve gut activity, soothe inflamed digestive systems and treat an upset stomach.

5. Prevents Vaginal Infections:
Dahi may be particularly good for women as it helps in discouraging the growth of yeast infections. The lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria found in yogurt is known to control the growth of infection in the body and kill the yeast by kills by producing hydrogen peroxide.

6.Good For The Bones:
A cup of yogurt (250grams) contains about 250-300mg of calcium. A daily dose of calcium not only helps in maintaining bone density but also strengthens them. It is low in fat and calories and thus, may also help in keeping your weight in check.

7. Improves Digestion:
Curd contains the bacteria named “Lactobacilli” & this is regarded as good bacteria for our health.Lactobacilli are also called probiotic bacteria because they replace the colonies of harmful bacteria in our gut, which prevents gastric disorders and diseases and produce vitamin K for our body by digesting the food in our intestines.

8. Boosts Immunity :
Lactobacilli are also called probiotic bacteria because they replace the colonies of harmful bacteria in our gut, which prevents gastric disorders and diseases and produce vitamin K for our body by digesting the food in our intestines.

9. Improves Sexual Health :
The curd is a natural aphrodisiac. But its effects on your sexuality are not just restricted to enhancing your libido and stamina. In fact, it also has the ability to reduce impotence and increase the volume of semen produced.

10. Prevents Heart Diseases :
This is because curd has the ability to cut down the cholesterol in your blood, and thus, prevent plaques from clogging up your arteries. In fact, it is also great for bringing down high blood pressure, and therefore, a great food to have in your diet if you are hypertensive.

Dahi/Yogurt can be consumed in any season. Kindly consume fresh Dahi. Some people recommend not to consume Dahi/Curd in the night but it is a myth, you have to check it out for yourself if by consuming Dahi/Curd in evening/night is causing any harm on your health then you may avoid Dahi/Curd in evening/night.

Have plentiful of Dahi in your daily Diet for a fitter & healthier body.

Please write to me if you have any question related with Dahi/Curd.

Dietitian Vinita Jaiswal
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