Introducing …. the Amazing Kefir!
Kefir, which translates to “feel good” in Turkish, is an enzyme rich food bursting with live, beneficial micro-organisms that colonise the intestinal tract, balancing your intestinal flora to promote optimal health and boosting your immunity and daily energy.
Kefir is a cultured milk drink which can even be consumed by those who are lactose intolerant, as the beneficial bacteria and yeasts in the kefir grains consume most of the lactose in the milk, adding a multitude of beneficial bacteria and helping your body to better digest and assimilate your food.
Enjoy the fresh taste of your own home grown milk kefir, which has a taste similar to a yogurt drink or buttermilk, and which you can consume whilst it is still quite creamy, smooth and mild or wait a little longer until the grains form curds and whey. It is at this stage that the drink will be at it’s most healthy and beneficial, however, it’s an amazing probiotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drink at any stage. As written in “Ten Best Foods to Eat Frequently for a Terrific Health Kick…” by Dr. Joseph Mercola:
“The importance of maintaining healthy balanced gut flora simply cannot be overstated. Far from simply helping your body to better digest and assimilate your food (which they do very well), probiotics influence the activity of hundreds of your genes, helping them to express in a positive, disease-fighting manner. Friendly bacteria also train your immune system to distinguish between pathogens and non-harmful antigens, and to respond appropriately.This important function prevents your immune system from overreacting to non-harmful antigens, which is the genesis of allergies.
Probiotics can even help to normalize your weight, and lack of beneficial bacteria in your gut may play a significant role in the development of type 2 diabetes, depression and other mood disorders, and may even contribute to autism and vaccine-induced damage.
Please beware that pasteurized products will NOT provide you with these health benefits, as the pasteurization process destroys most of the precious enzymes and other nutrients.
In addition to beneficial probiotics, traditionally fermented kefir also contains:
- Beneficial yeast
- Minerals, such as magnesium
- Essential amino acids (such as tryptophan, well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system)
- Complete proteins
- Vitamins B1, B2, and biotin (B7)
- Vitamin K
Maintaining adequate vitamin B intake is important to maintain optimal function of your kidneys, liver and nervous system, which in turn helps promote healthy looking skin, boosting energy and promoting longevity.
Kefir’s ample supply of phosphorus — the second most abundant mineral in your body — helps utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy.”