It’s movie night in my family and the snacks don’t always need to be unhealthy, right? I prepared some Curly Kale Chips, Raw Cacao & Orange Energy Bars, Apricot Energy Bars and Crazy Easy Raw Chocolate with quinoa pops and cashew nuts. The drink I made might be a bit surprising for movie night and not the sweetest drink even in the “smoothie world”, but I have learned to love it and even to crave for it. Knowing that it’s super food for my intestines and at the same time for my whole body and brain, there’s no reason why I wouldn’t enjoy this kefir smoothie every day! So every day is a treat!
What is Kefir?
Kefir can be made from the milk of any ruminant animal, such as a cow, goat or sheep. Kefir contains many vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as vitamin B12 (especially vegetarians might lack this vitamin), vitamin K2, biotin, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. But what makes it even more superb with its health benefits, is that there can be hundreds of billions of colony forming units.
Kefir’s health benefits
But what makes this yogurt-like beverage even more superb with its health benefits, is that kefir grains contain about 30 strains of bacteria and yeasts, making it a very rich and diverse probiotic source. Even the best probiotic supplements include only about three strains of probiotics. There are hundreds of billions of colony forming units (CFUs) in just one glass of kefir.
This beneficial yeast and good probiotic bacteria make kefir one of the most potent probiotic foods available and one of the best ways to improve digestion, boost the immune system, fight against harmful bacteria and inhibit cancerous tumour growths.
Calcium, magnesium and vitamin 2, found in kefir, are very important for the bone density. By reducing inflammation in the body, kefir can help fight against allergies and asthma and by binding environmental toxins in our body, kefir can help with detoxification as well.
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