Curds are a nutritious addition to your diet. They are easier to digest than milk and when accompanied with dishes like parathas, biryanis etc., curds complement the protein present in cereals and make it a complete protein.
Use this low fat version of curds as an accompaniment to a main meal or in raita, salad dressings etc. to enjoy a delightful low calorie meal.
You can use this low fat curd recipe to make Healthy Raitas .
Yes, this is healthy.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
1. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs. Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk.
2. Curd + Low fat Curds : Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have low fat curds ?
Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Curds contain CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which has many functions in the body of which is controlling the body’s fat gain (4). Substituting yoghurt for other foods while following a low calorie diet can significantly promote fat loss and reduce abdominal fat (5). If you are on low fat diet then try making Low Fat Curds at home with our recipe. Curd with the help of probiotics is very helpful for heart ailments, for senile state in preventing and delaying degeneration of body, purifies blood, keeps digestive system healthy. A study found that daily consumption of curd reduces the cholesterol levels.
Curd is made from low fat milk which is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels making it ideal for diabetics and weight loss.
Can healthy individuals have low fat curds ?
Yes. You can also have homemade curd with full fat milk.