Homemade Kefir is a dairy food that is made from a combination of cow’s milk and the kefir grain. It is made using a method that is centuries old, using both live bacteria and yeast. This creates a fermentation process and creates the Kefir product we know today!
It is a product with a huge amount of nutritional benefits and healing benefits alike.
Powerful Ally as a Probiotic
Often when we hear the word probiotic the first thing that comes to mind is yogurt and with good reason. Yogurts have, for a long time, been at the top of the food chain when it came to a source of probiotics.
They remain a strong source however Kefir is an even better resource.
As a probiotic, Kefir has been found to also be a natural solution in fighting infections in the digestive system or dealing with an overgrowth of otherwise neutral or even beneficial elements of that biome.
One of the most common examples is dealing with Candida, a type of yeast. Normally t it is a standard element of the digestive system, although if there is a shift in the body it can grow out of control.
If Candid does grow out of control these 8 signs are the primary ways an infection will manifest itself.
Few things are as nutrient-dense as Kefir, in comparison to their serving size. In a single 6oz, that is only 175ml serving, you receive a substantial amount of seven different nutrients and vitamins, including:
- Magnesium: 3% of the recommended daily intake
- Vitamin B12: 12% of the recommended daily intake
- Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin: 10% of the recommended daily intake
- Calcium: 10% of the recommended daily intake
- Phosphorus: 15% of the recommended daily intake
- Protein: 4g
- Vitamin D
The organic peptide compounds found in Kefir also have been found in helping with prevent concerns with blood-borne pathogens.
Low Levels of Lactose
Kefir has many benefits that we attribute to dairy products, aiding in bone health, and lowering risks of osteoporosis for example. One thing it does not have is the high of lactose.
This is due to the lactic acid bacteria that are contained in kefir as well as other fermented products such as yogurt. This bacteria converts the lactose that would have otherwise been present into lactic acid.
Because of this lactose levels drop and Kefir is more easily consumed by those with lactose intolerance.
A Healthier Gut With Help From Homemade Kefir
Stronger gut health leads to a stronger immune system and stronger full-body health. By utilizing Kefir as a regular part of an already healthy diet full of hearty fruits and vegetables, you can obtain that.
Having such an easy way to take care of your physical well being will give you more free time to take care of other personal interests. Catch up on all that and more right here on our blog.