Kefir is an important health drink that is known to have no side effects whatsoever. I use it simply to feel clean and good inside-out. I am not really a health buff but I do exercise regularly and make sure to always consume my kefir, the most beneficial health drink of all time. I guess the most important question among women about kefir is this: is it safe for pregnant women to keep drinking kefir?
To answer this question, it is important to highlight the good things that kefir can do for its drinkers. One, it can clean the digestive tract making sure that no toxic or pathogenic contents in food enter your bloodstream. As it flushes out the bad bacteria from your intestines, it regulates digestion, metabolism, and the colon, which makes it very effective in treating diarrhea, leaky gut syndrome and even colon cancer.
Definitely good for your kids
Kefir grains come in two varieties. The more common and easily recognized one is milk kefir grains while the other is water kefir grains. Water kefir grains are a relatively new discovery while the history of milk kefir is more than 2,000 years old.
Kefir users agree that the first users of kefir grains were the people living in the Caucasus region. This area between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea includes the countries of Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, as well as the southern provinces of Russia. Stories tell of how the shepherds in Turkey accidentally allowed kefir grains to ferment their milk inside leather bags. Soon, the local people started to intentionally culture their milk having discovered a number of health benefits from this fermented beverage.
Milk kefir grains turn regular milk into healthy living beverage. The grains were so special that the early users guarded them as a prized heritage. It was the Russians who first conducted official medical studies and declared that milk kefir was effective in treating tuberculosis. Users, however, know very well that it can treat more than that.
People who are lactose intolerant stay away from dairy products because they cannot digest the lactose contents properly. This means, if you are lactose intolerant, you most probably will suffer from bloating, diarrhea and other stomach problems after consuming milk, cheese, butter, gelato or ice cream. This is because you are not producing enough lactase in your body. Lactase is an enzyme whose sole task is to digest lactose. According to recent polls, over 30 million Americans above 20 years old develop lactose intolerance to a certain degree, although the condition is more common among Asians, Hispanics, Africans, and Native Americans.
The lactase enzyme needs to simplify and break down lactose, which is sugar in milk, so that the proteins and nutritional contents in lactose may be absorbed in the blood stream.
Finally there’s a health drink that can help people digest lactose properly. The health drink is called kefir; it may sound new to you and to a number of people but believe me, it’s been with us for thousands of years already. Let’s take a closer look at kefir and see how it can help the lactose intolerant to finally enjoy milk and other delicious dairy products.
Kefir drink is regular milk that has been fermented by a culture of kefir grains. Kefir is very similar to yogurt, although kefir has more bacterial strains and, therefore, much more helpful.
Kefir seems to have an answer to everything including diabetes. This is good news since according to a 2010 poll, there are already 285 million people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, which is the most common type of this disease. I am not diabetic, but I am a kefir fan and I want to know if kefir can indeed benefit even diabetics.
I am just amazed at how many illnesses kefir can treat, and so I want to know if it can also help people suffering from diabetes. I do understand that there is no cure to diabetes. It is a chronic disease, which means once you have it, you have it for life.
The goal of a diabetic and his doctor is to manage the disease in order to avoid diabetic complications and make life beautiful again. Such complications include a host of bad to dreadful news such as hypertension, stroke, heart disease and death. I want to see if kefir can help diabetics avoid these dreaded complications, and I have a simple 2-step plan to investigate this.