Kefir Probiotics, the friendly bacteria for our gut

What are Kefir Probiotics?

The term “Probiotic” literally means ‘for life’ in Greek and it refers to live bacteria. Kefir Probiotics fulfils this.

Most of the bacteria in the human system are friendly bacteria. They are essential to help you with digestion and keep you alive and kicking.

Many hundreds of kinds of bacteria live inside of you, many of them are in your gut. That’s because the gut is where most of your immune system is located.

You need the good bacteria to overcome the bad ones. As long as that happy balance remains inside, things are fine.

Why do we need Probiotics?

In earlier times, fermentation was one of the main methods for preserving food, intake of probiotic bacteria then was high.

Today with the use of freezers, refrigerators things have changed. Pasteurization of dairy products and the use of different kinds of preservatives have replaced fermentation for the preservation of food.

The intake of probiotic bacteria, which is important for maintaining a healthy intestinal environment and immune system, has dramatically decreased.

What Probiotics do?

Your body can well tolerate a small percentage of bad bacteria. The good ones keep them in check and don’t allow them to get out of hand.

When you fall ill or have an infection and have taken a course of antibiotics your gut may be unbalanced.  There may not be enough good bacteria to protect you inside.

That’s when you need extra fighting power. You need to repopulate your gut with the good so they can bring your body back to a balanced state.

How to get Kefir Probiotics?

Probiotics, found in some foods such as fresh natural yogurt, kimchee, tempeh, miso, aged cheese, sauerkraut or in supplements. But the most powerful source of Probiotic is natural Kefir. 

What is Kefir?

Kefir grains

Kefir is a fermented milk similar to yoghurt. One of the oldest cultured milk products in existence. Enjoying widespread popularity in Russia and the Caucasus and revered for its health promoting properties.

Kefir grains are complex symbiotic colony. They contain more than 35 probiotic bacteria that are highly beneficial to humans.

Some of its benefits, kefir milk contains a wide range of beneficial bacteria and yeasts, good for our digestion.

Because Kefir is rich in vitamins. Specifically B2 and B12, K, D and A. It is also rich in minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.

Kefir is very easy to digest thanks to the many enzymes that it contains. It is high in amino acids too.

Kefir benefits suggested by scientific evidence:

  • It is believed that certain probiotics in kefir protect against infections. This includes the probiotic Lactobacillus kefiri, which is unique to kefir. Studies demonstrate that this probiotic can inhibit the growth of various harmful bacteria, including Salmonella, Helicobacter pylori and E. coli. Kefiran, a type of carbohydrate present in kefir, also has antibacterial properties.
  • Improves bone health and lowers the risk of osteoporosis. So full-fat kefir is a great source of calcium but also contains vitamin K2 (kefir milk).
  • Increases the flow of digestive juices and stimulate the wave-like motion of the large intestine known as peristalsis. This may make kefir effective in cases of constipation.
  • People claim to have used kefir to help them with many different health problems.
  • Helps in many digestive disorders such as colitis, diarrhea, reflux, leaky gut syndrome food intolerance symptoms, allergies (asthma and eczema), intestinal candida and many more.
Kefir Probiotics
Kefir Milk, Yogurt & Cheese + Kefir Vegan

References: mamakefir.com, healthline.com

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