8 Surprising Reasons Why You Need to Be Drinking Kefir. (It’s Like Yogurt, But Better!)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Helps Rebuild Gut Flora From Antibiotic Damage

Probably the worst thing that can happen to ruin the happy harmony we have with our beneficial bacteria is to take antibiotics. These kill off indiscriminately, killing the good bacteria along with the bad.

Since our beneficial bacteria help keep us safe from infections and maybe even cancer, this is a big problem. When friendly bacteria have been wiped out, digestive misery is one of the usual unhappy results. Restoring optimal levels of friendly bacteria can return the body to homeostasis. 

4. Goes Beyond Yogurt

Kefir contains certain beneficial bacteria that are not available in yogurt, including Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, Streptococcus species, Saccharomyces kefir, and Torula kefir.

5. Naturally Loaded With Vital Nutrients Like Vitamin B12

Kefir is loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and a broad spectrum of amino acids, the building blocks of protein that support optimal body functioning. It is also an excellent source of trytophan, the amino acid that has a profoundly calming effect on the nervous system and promotes sound sleep.

Kefir is rich in B vitamins, particularly B1, B12, and biotin, a coenzyme that helps metabolize carbohydrates as energy rather than being stored as fat. These vitamins help regulate the kidneys, liver and nervous system and relieve skin disorders.

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6. Who Needs Detox When You Have Kefir

Kefir is a potent detoxifier, producing substances that inhibit or eradicate harmful bacteria like salmonella and H. Pylori, the bacteria that powers most gastric ulcers.

7. Kicks Cancer Cells to The Curb

Recent research showed that kefir was able to kill colon cancer cells and stop their spread. This research was done with cell lines.

8. Everyone Can Drink Kefir

Kefir can be consumed by the lactose intolerant, because the fermentation process produces the enzyme lactase.

How to Make Homemade Water Kefir

It can be made with water, and though the taste may not be as pleasing, water kefir contains all of kefir’s health benefits.

[OUTDATED] How to Make Water Kefir

Kefir can also be made at home with any kind of milk you choose, including coconut, almond and goat’s milk.

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