Can We Eat Curd and Fish Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe/unsafe to eat curd and fish together or one after another. Because Ayurveda believes that curd must not be teamed with certain foods that can cause indigestion and other health issues, while science does not find any scientific evidence to support this myth.

Curd and fish are both healthy foods that provide protein, calcium, and other nutrients.

However, according to Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine, curd must not be teamed with milk and items like sour fruits, melons, hot beverages like tea and coffee, fish, mango, cheese, bananas and anything that is starchy in nature.

Combining foods improperly can trigger indigestion and a host of associated health ailments.

According to science, there are no researches to support the myth that curd and fish are harmful when eaten together.

The only reason to avoid eating fish and curd together is an allergic reaction or lactose intolerance.

Otherwise, there is no scientific fact to avoid fish and curd together.

However, it is advisable to consume them in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try curd and fish together only if you are not allergic or intolerant to either of these foods.

If after eating curd and fish together you can cause stomach discomfort, gas, or bloating, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them well, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of curd and fish you consume.

Because too much protein can lead to muscle loss and kidney problems.

You can store curd in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Do not store it at room temperature or in the microwave.

Fish can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Do not store it at room temperature or in the freezer.

Finally, remember, curd is a great source of probiotics that can improve your gut health and immunity.

Fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation and protect your heart health.

So don’t be afraid to enjoy them together in moderation!

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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