Kefir is a fermented drink made of cows or goats milk. It is made by simply made by adding kefir grains to cow or goat milk. These “grains” are actually cultures of yeast and lactic acid bacteria which look a lot like little pieces of cauliflower. Over a period of 24 hours or so, the microorganisms in the kefir grains multiply and ferment the sugars in the milk, turning it into kefir. Then the grains are removed from the liquid, and can be used again. It is similar to the concept of yoghurt but with a profoundly greater positive effect on the body and specifically on the digestive system.Why? Because kefir contains about 30 different microorganisms, making it a much more potent source of probiotics than other fermented dairy products. Kefir also contains the probiotic Lactobacillus kefiri, and the carbohydrate kefiran, both of which can protect against harmful bacteria.
We all talk about boosting our immune systems but remember that more than 75% of your immune system is in your digestive system!
In real life that means trillions and trillions of good bacteria are killing the bad ones keeping you fit and healthy.
Interestingly; Kefir is actually generally well tolerated by people who are lactose intolerant. Why? Because the lactic acid bacteria have already pre-digested the lactose in kefir. Kefir is quite simply a miracle drink and it’s surprisingly easy to make…