Curd and Ayurveda- When to Introduce Curd to Your Little One’s Diet

We are all aware of the nutritional value and benefits of curd. Today, let’s see what Ayurveda says about this miraculous food. Ayurveda is not just about herbal remedies, but is the “science of life”. The main principle of Ayurveda is “to keep the healthy, healthier, and to cure the diseased” According to Ayurveda “you are what you eat “. There are some basic principles of Ayurveda, regarding type of food, sleep, routine, and much more. After going through many questions in the Q&A section, regarding curd, I realised that there are many mommies who are unsure if curd is beneficial for children, and how to feed it to their kids.

Principles for Including Curd in Your Diet

Here, I will share with you, what Ayurveda says about curd. The main principles for including curd in your diet are as follows:

  • Avoid eating curd in the night i.e for dinner.
  • Avoid eating curd during Vasant i.e winter season.
  • Curd should be eaten along with sugar, moong dal, honey, ghee, or amla powder.

If curd is eaten, without keeping the above principles in mind, it may be harmful to your health.

When to Introduce Curd to Your Little One

According to Ayurveda, curd should not be given to your little one before the age of five years. The reason is that, growing children are full of ‘kapha’ (an Ayurveda concept), and curd is known to increase kapha in the body, which may lead to diseases such as cough, cold, fever etc.
As we know, curd has immense nutritional value, but there are many more nutritional options, instead of curd, which can be given to to our growing little Champs. Once your child is five years or older, you can definitely include curd in his/her diet, without any worry.
Remember, Eat healthy, Stay healthy!

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