Which is good for health, buttermilk or curd?Indians especially south Indians prefer curd or buttermilk as a part of their meal. In Telugu states, we feel our meal is incomplete without eating curd or buttermilk with rice as the last item. Both the items are from milk only. The nutrients available in them are almost similar.
The curd will have butter and hence it is very difficult to get digested. Whereas buttermilk, which is made by churning out the butter from curd, will get digested easily. Buttermilk is better for having fast-digesting proteins. The curd will be useful for having sustained protein release. Buttermilk contains less fat and more proteins whereas curd will have fewer proteins and more fat. There is a chance you will gain weight if you consume curd daily. As per Ayurveda also curd will have many negative effects on our health.
So I feel buttermilk is good for heath more than curd. Learned members can give their inputs on this subject.