Milk Kefir is a natural probiotic and is superior to yogurt. It is a living culture containing more than 30 micro flora that form grains that resemble miniature cauliflower florets. As the culture ferments the milk, these structures grow, creating new grains in the process.
Our Kefir grains are of the good quality live grains. Our grains are active and produce good quality Kefir milk. Using the freshest Organic milk our grains are quality assures. Our Kefir grains are the perfect starter culture to create your own homemade Kefir.
Milk Kefir is a natural probiotic and is superior to yogurt. It is a living culture containing more than 30 micro flora that form grains that resemble miniature cauliflower florets. As the culture ferments the milk, these structures grow, creating new grains in the process. Real kefir from live culture is an endlessly self-propagating process.
It has a tart taste with a creamy texture which can be adjusted to suit your palette.
Most probiotics sold at the supermarket are full of sugar and flavourings and are often no different than watered down yogurts with added sugar.
To start making kefir you will need
Glass jar up to 1 pint
plastic sieve,(not metal kefir does not tolarate metal)
another glass jar to contain kefir milk
KEFIR HAS NUMEROUS HEALTH BENEFITS:
1. Boosts Immunity
Kefir contains many compounds and nutrients, that help kick your immune system into gear and protect your cells. It has a large amounts of probiotics, the special forces of the microbial world. One in particular that’s specific to kefir alone is called Lactobacillus Kefiri, and it helps defend against harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. Coli. This bacterial strain, along with the various others handfuls, helps modulate the immune system and inhibit many predatory bacteria growth.
Kefir also contains another powerful compound found only in this probiotic drink, an insoluble polysaccharide called kefiran that’s been shown to be antimicrobial and help to fight against candida. Kefiran has also shown the ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
2. Builds Bone Strength
Osteoporosisis a major concern for many people today. The deteriorating bone disease flourishes in systems that don’t get enough calcium, which is essential for bone health. Kefir made from whole fat dairy has high levels of calcium from the milk. H
However, perhaps more importantly it holds bioactive compounds that help absorb calcium into the body and stop bone degeneration. Kefir also contains vitamin K2, which has been shown to be vital in improving bone health, density and calcium absorption, while vitamin K deficiency can lead to bone issues. The probiotics in kefir improve nutrient absorption, and the dairy itself contains all of the most important nutrients for improving bone density, including phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin K2.
3. Potentially Fights Cancer
Cancer is a serious epidemic impacting our country and the world today. Kefir can play a big role in helping your body fight this nasty disease. It can be a seriously effective weapon against the spread of these multiplying and dangerous cells. The compounds found in the probiotic drink have actually shown to make cancer cells in the stomach self-destruct.
4. Supports Digestion and Combats IBS
When it comes to bacteria in the gut, it’s a tricky balance. Kefir milk and kefir yogurt help restore that balance and fight against gastrointestinal diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s and ulcers. Drinking kefir, loaded with probiotics, also helps your gut after taking antibiotics. The probiotic compounds help restore the lost flora that fight against pathogens. The probiotics also aid against disruptive diarrhea and other gastrointestinal side effects caused by these types of medications.
5. Improves Allergies
Various forms of allergies and asthma are all linked to inflammatory issues on the body. In certain studies with mice, kefir was shown to reduce inflammatory cells disrupting the lungs and air passages as well as mucus buildup.
6. Heals Skin
When your gut is out of whack, it can send signals to your skin that disrupt its natural balance and cause all sorts of problems like acne , psoriasis, rashes and eczema. Kefir helps bring good bacteria back to the forefront and level out the homeostasis for your largest organ, the skin. Not only does it help with systemic based skin issues, but kefir benefits skin as burn and rash treatment
7. Improves Lactose Intolerance Symptoms
The good bacteria found in many dairy products is essential for a healthy gut and body. However, there are many out there who cannot tolerate dairy because they have an adverse reaction to digesting lactose, the key milk sugar that’s active when it’s digested. The active ingredient in kefir helps break lactose down into lactic acid, making it easier to digest. Furthermore, kefir has a larger range of bacterial strains and nutrients, some only specific to kefir, that help remove almost all of the lactose in the dairy.
As with any food or diet, make sure to listen to your body.