So what is the difference between kefir and yogurt? Which is better? Kefir is by far superior, but yogurt has its benefits too. I read once that yogurt is wine and kefir is champagne. Kefir is a right turning bacteria and yogurt is a left turning bacteria. Kefir acts like a swat team entering into the colon and attaching themselves there to the colon, and pushing away other harmful substances. It has been said that antibiotics cannot kill kefir. It is that strong. Yogurt on the other hand is food for the bacteria in the colon. It only last 24 hours and kefir lasts indefinitely. Yogurt helps to ensure that kefir grows and remains stable, so it to is important. From my own self-experiments on my body, I have found kefir to have great benefit to certain infliction. I noticed from at least 10 different times, that when I would switch from kefir to yogurt. After about 3 weeks I would start to experience joint pain in my right knee. As soon as I would switch back to kefir within 2 days the pain would go away. So now I do both. I have kefir almost every day without fail. I have learned that I cannot stray for too long from this food. Things will just start to go haywire without it and this is the thing with cultured foods, they call you. Once you start on them it is hard to turn back. The health benefits are too great.
The other great thing about kefir is the good yeast. There is not much said about yeasts but they are extremely important. It is the good yeasts that put the fizz in kefir. They dominate and kill and control pathogens in the gut. They are the swat team I was telling you about. They house clean and strengthen the gut. Making it harder for pathogens to dominate and parasites to exists. So drink your kefir and have your yogurt too. These will strength your whole immune system.
Since I have given many recipes on kefir and not to slight yogurt. I will include one of my favorite yogurt recipes. But eat your kefir too.!!
This soup is a cold soup, super creamy and just decadent. The black cherry juice gives you a powerful anti inflammatory food.
I had a soup like this on a cruise and loved it so much that I came home and recreated it.
Hope you enjoy it too!
- 1 cup of yogurt
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- ½ cup of milk
- ⅛ cup Black Cherry Juice
- 3 pck of powder stevia or 2 tbsp honey
- Blend all ingredients in blender till creamy.
- Top with dried cranberries or dried coconut and a sprinkle of nutmeg.