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

Short Answer: It is generally unsafe to eat milk and curd together or one after another. Because according to Ayurveda and science, they are both animal protein sources that can cause digestive problems if consumed together.

Milk and curd are both healthy dairy products that contain protein, calcium, vitamin D, and probiotics.

Milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which are essential for bone health.

Curd is easier to digest than milk and helps in cleaning the digestive tract and preventing infections.

According to Ayurveda, milk and curd should not be consumed together as they are both animal protein sources and thus can lead to diarrhea, acidity, and gas.

Ayurveda also warns against the simultaneous intake of curd with sour fruits, milk, or melons, as such combinations can cause digestive issues and toxin formation.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating milk and curd together you experience any of the side effects mentioned above, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

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

Because consuming too much dairy can increase your risk of lactose intolerance, obesity, and kidney problems.

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

Do not store them at room temperature or in the microwave, as this can affect their freshness and safety.

Finally, remember, milk and curd are healthy dairy products that can be included in a balanced diet, but not together.

You can enjoy them separately or in different ways, such as curd rice or lassi.

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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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