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What is Kefir?

"What is kefir?" You've probably asked yourself this before. Pronounced “KEE-fuhr,” kefir is a tangy, slightly fizzy, FANTASTIC fermented milk beverage. It can be made with all kinds of different milks, dairy and non dairy. It looks similar to yogurt, but is far superior.

Click here to learn more on the difference between kefir and yogurt

Kefir finds a place to live in your gut. It builds colonies of good bacteria that perform millions of processes inside you. You already have trillions of colonies of bacteria inside you that perform important tasks every day. When you give them more tools like the good bacteria in kefir, your body can do what it was meant to do, thrive! So can you tell how much I love kefir?

Bacteria in Milk Kefir:

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Kefir History

Kefir has been around since the beginning of recorded history and has exceptional health and curative properties. It is rich in protein, calcium, vitamin B12, niacin, and folic acid. It has been used not only to promote health but also was the way people preserved milk when there was no refrigeration. Huge colonies of good bacteria in kefir dominate the milk, thereby suppressing any harmful bacteria and preserving the milk. These bacteria eat the milk sugars out of the milk and perform their magic to infuse the milk with healthy qualities. This is why the milk becomes sour. The kefir microbes consume sugars as food to create the perfect environment for good bacteria to thrive. As you consume kefir, it in turn creates an environment inside you that does the same thing and so much more.

Kefir Benefits

  • Kefir has over thirty types of good bacteria - a mere handful in Yogurt
  • Kefir contains 30 - 50  major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt. Kefir is a turbo-charged energy-anti-biotic-colonic cleanser drink. Yogurt is a mild nutrient-rich drink that pre-digests the lactose helping the body better assimilate the good stuff.
  • Digestion - Kefir can help you digest everything. Kefir's active yeast, good bacteria, and excess digestive enzymes provide more nutritive value than yogurt by helping digest the foods you eat. Constipation is a thing of the past. If you drink Kefir at night, no acid reflux.
  • Eliminates constipation
  • Reduces or eliminates allergies
  • Reduces or eliminates asthma symptoms
  • Reduces or eliminates cold and flu illnesses
  • Cures acne
  • Treats yeast infections
  • Promotes a natural “good” feeling
  • Effective as the strongest natural antibiotic without side effects
  • Replenishes the body with good bacteria after antibiotic use
  • Treats diarrhea
  • Aids lactose intolerance
  • Promotes deep sleep
  • Heals ulcers

I just finished making a batch of kefir. I am always appreciative of the ability of my kefir to make me a fresh batch day after day. Kefir was a godsend after the birth of my daughter at the age of 41. I was desperate to feel good and be healthy. I had become a type 2 diabetic.  I can now say that diabetes is a thing of the past. Kefir was a big part in helping me to achieve that and so much more. From my own self experiments on my own body, I have found kefir to be of great benefit to many problems I had. I needed answers when I was sick and I found them in kefir. Decades later I have continued to have kefir every day. I have learned so much and want to help you too. Check out the 7 Reasons I Have Kefir Every Day.

Where to Find Kefir

Grocery stores or health food stores sell many different brands of kefir, but generally speaking they aren't nearly as strong as homemade kefir. That's why I recommend that you get some kefir grains and make it yourself! It's easy to make, and you'll get a LOT more benefits from homemade kefir than you would with store bought kefir. Plus it's cheaper to make it in the long run because you'll have an endless supply of kefir by just adding milk.

If you live in the United States, you can purchase my personal Live Kefir Grains from my store. Otherwise, you might try checking one of these websites.

Learn How to Make Kefir

Kefir is fun and easy to make! I put together some easy instructions on making kefir, check it out!

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