It is said that Kefir is origin from a mountain called Caucasian also know as the former USSR. Throughout the ages it has been a very famous healthy drink in Russia, Eastern Europe and some other countries.
Here are some of the question I bet you really want to know:
- What are Kefir Grains?
- What is Kefir?
- What are the benefits in drinking it?
- How is kefir different than yogurt? Which is better?
- How do I make kefir?
What are Kefir Grains?
First of all you might be wondering why “What are kefir grains?” is in the top. It’s because if you want to understand what kefir is, you should understand how the grains is use to produce kefir. According to YourKefirSource.com - Everything You Need To Know About Kefir by Giselle, kefir grains are the mixture of bacteria and yeasts are living on a substance that are made up of a variety of dairy elements.
Kefir grains look like a cauliflower and has a gelatinous texture. The only way to create kefir grains is using natural method called fertile and it cannot be manufactured.
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I’ve personally interact with Giselle of YourKefirSource in Facebook, the group is very active and knowledgeable.
Ok, let’s go back to kefir grains. There isn’t enough details to explain and tell the origin about kefir, but one of the most famous story is from the book of Bible, the food that fall down from heaven called manna that the Israelites was wandering in the desert for 40 years which is lead by Moses.
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a kind of drink that is originally made from kefir grains and milk, but since there was a new method using water that why there are basically 2 kinds of kefir: Milk Kefir and Water Kefir.
What are the benefits in drinking it?
Kefir has so many kind of benefits but some of them are still haven’t been proven. I’ve read a blog ~ BenefitsOfKefir.com by Sandra, that drinking kefir can cure diseases, helps improve health and best of all no side effect!
Here are some of the following diseases that can be treat:
- ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Urinary tract infection
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lactose intolerance
- Leaky gut syndrome
Here are some of the great health effect that kefir can bring in:
- Immune system
- Regulate blood pressure
- Produce natural antibiotics
- Blood circulation
- Strengthen the kidneys
- Regulate cholesterol level
- Regulate metabolism
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How is kefir different than yogurt? Which is better?
First of all, yogurt and kefir taste almost the same and both of them are cultured milk products. Based on a research kefir has more vitamins and nutrients compare to yogurt.
Yogurt only offer for in our intestines good bacteria, while kefir focus on symbiotic type of natural occurring beneficial kind of bacteria and yeast!
I’m not very clear about this topic so if you have time try reading the following:
How do I make kefir?
Well, I just follow the video.