Just about every culture in the world endorses a fermented food or drink for its health benefits, and has done so for centuries.
And kefir is often at the top of the list for good reason!
It’s a creamy drinkable yogurt-style fermented milk that in its unsweetened and unflavored state resembles buttermilk in taste and consistency.
Kefir is made by fermenting milk or water with kefir grains composed of bacteria that produce lactic acid, and yeast and polysaccharides.
The friendly drink is famous for its probiotics and yeast which can completely recolonize the intestinal tract after antibiotic use. The re-growth of good bacteria in our guts is essential for total immunity. There are many reasons to consume this age-old beverage.
Here are 8 reasons why kefir may be right for you:
1. Kefir Makes You More Resilient
A large variety of potential benefits from probiotics have been revealed through science, including improvement in intestinal tract health, enhancing the immune system, decreasing the prevalence of allergy in those who are susceptible, reducing risk of certain cancers, treating colitis, lowering serum cholesterol concentrations, reducing blood pressure in hypertensives, and improving female urogenital infections.
2. It’s 100, 000 Times More Potent Than Supplements
Kefir is better than probiotic supplements because one capsule of man-made probiotics usually contains about 15 million beneficial bacteria. In comparison, one small glass of fresh kefir contains about 1.5 trillion beneficial bacteria.