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Which is healthier, yogurt or curd?

yogurt or curd?
Yogurt or Curd?- Image Source : Foods For Better Health

To begin with, we can say that curd and yogurt differ by a thin line. A little alteration is done in the method of preparation which gives birth to two different varieties of fermented food. What curd is to us Indians, yogurt is to the other side of the globe. 

Yogurt

  • It is made using active bacterial cultures that converts sugar into lactic acid.
  • You need to introduce strands of bacteria namely Lactobacillus Bulgaricus or Streptococcus Thermophilus in the milk which will help in the fermentation process.
  •  Yogurt, especially, the greek yogurt is the powerhouse of protein that helps in building and improving your core muscle strength.
  • Due to the presence of plenty of healthy bacteria, daily consumption of yogurt will boost your immunity and keep diseases at bay.
  •  Yogurt has hints of good fat that helps in keeping your heart healthy. 
  • Also, the biggest advantage of yogurt over curd is that it can be consumed by people who are lactose intolerant. 

Curd

  • It is prepared by stirring the remains of curd with warm milk.
  • The process of curdling requires a hint of an acidic substance such as lemon or vinegar that helps in the growth of healthy live bacteria which over a certain period completes the fermentation process.
  • Curd is known to keep your tummy cool, neutralize the heat produced by certain foods and spices. Due to its cooling nature, curd prevents the formation of pimples and bumps. 
  •  Due to the presence of healthy gut bacteria, curd prevents basic stomach ailments such as indigestion, constipation, and acidity. 
  •  It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent allergies

Conclusion

In the battle of curd VS yogurt, both are the winners. The presence of live bacteria in both yogurt and curd makes for a win-win situation.