Traveller’s breakfast with Kefir made of goat’s milk, fresh papaya, bulk blackberries, and a selection of nuts and raisins. Why Kefir when travelling? Probiotics in kefir are acclaimed for their advantages in physical well-being. Kefir is packed with probiotic microorganisms that promote a healthy digestive system = happy traveller.
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.
Other fermented dairy products are made from far fewer strains of probiotics and don’t contain any yeasts.