The Health Benefits of
Kefir Makes This One of the Best
The health benefits of kefir places this among the foods that
boost the immune system. Read on to get information about kefir recipes
and information on this probiotic supplement.
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a highly nutritious,
traditionally fermented milk drink. This is an ancient culture food
filled with friendly probiotics in the form of both bacteria and
yeasts. The homemade kefir pictured below was made by Jennifer Roy, but
you can do it too!
Kefir grains (this picture of
kefir grains courtesy of Terri)
are placed in milk and allowed
to sit undisturbed for about 24 hours while the bacteria infuse the
milk. Fermentation of the lactose in milk yields a sour, slightly
carbonated beverage containing a small amount of alcohol, with a
consistency of thin yogurt.
Water kefir is a variation of
the traditional dairy kefir. It is a nutritious drink using kefir
grains in sugar water with some citrus fruits and sugar. Kefir grains
can also be grown in fruits juice for a carbonated, natural and
healthful probiotic alternative to soda. Water kefir is a choice for
those on vegan diets or who cannot tolerate dairy products.
Health Benefits of
Kefir means “feel good” in
Turkish. The combination of yeasts and bacteria offer a whole range of
wellness advantages. Whether it is water kefir or milk kefir, these two
probiotic drinks offers various health benefits.
- Kefir contains tryptophan, an amino acid that gently
relaxes your nerves and helps to promote a peaceful night’s sleep
- Kefir is one of the foods that
the immune system
- Kefir nourishes the body, which helps to suppress unhealthy
- Kefir balances the digestive tract after the use of
- Kefir offer health benefits to people in every condition
- Kefir contains essential amino acids that help the body
- Kefir is rich in Vitamins B1, B12 and biotin
- Kefir contains phosphorus to help cell growth and energy
- Kefir helps promote healthy digestion
- Kefir’s probiotics actually multiply to colonize the
digestive tract with helpful bacteria
- Kefir contains beneficial yeasts that helps to protect the
- Kefir is easy to digest so it's ideal nutrition for anyone
with digestive concerns
- Kefir helps to balance the body’s pH leading to a more
healthful internal environment
Information on How to Make Kefir at Home
Making kefir at home is simple
and inexpensive. Simply buy a kefir starter and add milk. Kefir making
is not an exact science, but is an art. If you want to learn more about
how to make kefir, the benefits of kefir or more kefir recipes, I
highly recommend the friendly
group, Good Kefir Grains.
Here you can find folks thow will share their kefir grains, you can ask questions, share your kefir
experiences and generally learn from others as you grow in your
Once you start making kefir,
for a kefir smoothie or two and other ideas!
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