Kefir is an ancient cultured milk product with origins in the Caucasus Mountains near modern day Russia. Today, Kefir is made from a variety of milks and other foods such as coconut (our favorite) and rice milk.
I recommend everyone to add some form of probiotic (such as Kefir) to your diet immediately. If you are not familiar with probiotics, please start with my article probiotics 101.
Kefir is an easy, inexpensive way to do wonders for your health in just a few days. Just remember some basic rules. Avoid fake sweeteners such as Aspartame, Sucralose, or any type of corn sugar (no, it is not natural). You also want to buy or use un-pasteurized living ingredients. Dead probiotics will do you no good at best, and likely grow yeast and bad bacteria. Don’t be sold to! Do your own research and read the labels carefully. Probiotics have the ability to transform your life, if you just take the time to do them correctly.
Why should I take the time to drink Kefir?
Live Kefir Probiotic will add healthy bacteria to your system, which has a large array of positive effects.
- Better digestion
- Killing harmful bacteria and microorganisms
- Stop or even reverse aging
- Weight loss
- Healthy amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals
- Reverse many harmful effects of antibiotics, hormones and birth control
The stores are filled with garbage, where do I get the “good stuff“?
1. Make it at home! You can use the videos on this page to help you get started. You can also visit this page on Homemade Yogurt. I recommend using a plastic strainer as metal tends to “react” badly with the grains. Also, be careful with Soy, it is high in estrogen and is usually GMO (unless organic).
2. Go to Body Ecology and buy a Kefir Starter, they have many years of experience making REAL healthy living probiotics.
3. Buy a pre-made drink or supplement, such as Coco Biotic which can get you started right away. I use this beverage quite a bit and have found it to be easy, great tasting and inexpensive. It costs around $30 for a bottle, but you only need a cup or so per day, so it ends up being less than Starbucks and you will probably end up eating less and feeling better.
On a final note, remember to stay away from GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms). This means Corn, Soy, Cotton, and Canola in whole food or oil form unless it is organic. It is becoming clear that many gut problems may actually be caused by these foods.
What is your favorite Kefir probiotic recipe? Please let us know using the feedback form below. Help me, help others.