13 Proven Health Benefits of Kefir

What Is Kefir?

13 Proven Health Benefits of Kefir

1. Highly Nutritious

  • Protein- 11 grams (22 % RDA)
  • Calcium-390 milligrams ( 30 % of RDA )
  • Vitamin B12- 12 % of RDI
  • Magnesium- 3 % of the RDI
  • Vitamin D-17 % of RDI
  • Vitamin A- 90 micrograms

2. Powerful Probiotic Properties

3. Strong Antibacterial Properties

4. Important In Improving Bone Health And Lower The Risk of Osteoporosis

5. May Have Anticancer Properties

6. May Be Great In The Treatment of Digestive Problems

7. Kefir May Lower Lactose Intolerance

8. May Be Great in Combating Allergy and Asthma

9. May Control Blood Sugar Level

10. May Lower Cholesterol

11. Can Help In Controlling Weight

12. Kefir Can Lower Skin Problems

13. Kefir Lowers Hair Fall And Promotes Growth

How to Make Kefir at Home

  • Take a clean glass jar and put one to two tablespoons of kefir grains in it. Pour your milk in the jar and leave a little space on top. Whole, organic milk from the grass-fed cows is the healthiest.
  • In case you desire thicker kefir, you can add some full fat cream in it.
  • Close the jar tightly with the lid.
  • Store the jar in a warm place for about 12–48 hours, depending upon how tangy you want it. The temperature of the place should be nearing 70–86 degrees Fahrenheit. Never cross 90 degrees as that will spoil the milk.
  • In case, it starts to separate while in-store, shake it. After 24 hours, you can strain your kefir with a plastic colander and it is ready to consume. In case you want your kefir to be more tangy and fermented, you can keep it for another 24 hours. That is the double fermentation and will increase your probiotic and B vitamins to a significant amount.
  • If you want fruit-flavored kefir, you may chop up some fruits and add it to the strained kefir and let it sit for 24 hours. You can then restrain it. The original kefir grains that are left behind can be reused again.
  • Cover tightly and store up to 1 week.

The Differences Between Kefir and Yogurt

  • For yogurt, a bit of the previous batch is used for culturing. But milk kefir is cultured continuously using the kefir grains. Milk kefir grains are needed to be transferred to a fresh batch of milk about every 24 hours.
  • Kefir has more protein and fat than the usual yogurt.
  • Kefir contains a larger range of bacteria along with yeast in comparison to the yogurt. The beneficial bacteria found in yogurt help to keep the digestive tract clean and promotes the growth of gut bacteria by providing food for them but kefir bacteria can actually live and colonize the intestinal tract.
  • Yogurt and milk kefir differ in flavor as well as consistency. Milk kefir is tart and has yeast flavor. It is more sour than yogurt. It is like a cross between cultured buttermilk and yogurt, though yogurt has a mild tangy flavor which is very familiar. Consistency can be thin and pourable or thick and creamy. Most varieties of yogurt are thicker than kefir.

The Side Effects of Kefir

FAQs Related to Kefir

1. When Should I Drink Kefir, at Night or Morning?

2. How Long Does it Take for Kefir to Start Working?

3. How Much Kefir Should I Drink Each Day?

4. How Do You Know if Kefir has Gone Bad?

The Final Note

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I am a certified nutritionist and the managing editor of bestfornutrition.com. I develop powerful content for health products. Reach me at anjumobin@gmail.com

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Anju Mobin

Anju Mobin

I am a certified nutritionist and the managing editor of bestfornutrition.com. I develop powerful content for health products. Reach me at anjumobin@gmail.com

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