The main reasons why I introduced Kefir into my diet, was the fact that it’s one of the most probiotic rich foods on the planet and it can fight allergies, kill candida and boost immunity just to name a few incredible medicinal benefits!
Why Is Kefir So Powerful?
Milk Kefir contains many vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as vitamin B12 (especially vegetarians/vegans 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.
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.
Kefir can be made from the milk of any ruminant animal, such as a cow, goat or sheep. But you can basically turn any milk or even plain water into kefir. They might just need some natural sugar to feed the probiotic organisms, along with the kefir grains or starter. For example, there are 3 ways to culture coconut milk: use milk kefir grains, kefir starter culture or finished water kefir which is totally dairy-free version.
Read more about fermented foods and the reasons why we should care about our gut bacteria here.