Yesterday I was given a gift of life and health. David and Liz gave me some living kefir grains, and directions on how to keep it alive so that I can have kefir every day.
Kefir, kef¨©rs, keefir, or kephir (/kəˈfɪər/ kə-feer), alternatively kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk kefir, or b¨²lgaros, is a fermented milk drink made with kefir "grains" (a yeast/bacterial fermentaion starter) and has its origins in the north Caucasus Mountains around 3,000 BC. Kefir grains will ferment the milk from most mammals, and will continue to grow in such milk. Typical milks used include cow, goat, and sheep, each with varying organoleptic and nutritional qualities. Raw milk has been traditionally used www.ask.com/wiki/Kefir
I am thrilled with kefir because of the health benefits.
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.
Second, it regulates your immune system, which means it makes you more resistant to any disease and can also potentially prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. The immune system is like the gatekeeper to good health. What exactly can we do to fortify these gates against diseases? Take in the probiotics found in a kefir drink.
Third, it regulates cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Kefir grains are made up of lactose- and sugar-eating bacteria. This is good news for lactose intolerant and diabetics. Probiotcs don¡¯t die easily inside your intestines. They will keep on munching on the lactose and sugars that come in and pass through the digestive tract.
Fourth, it is known to many not just as a health drink but also as beauty drink since it can make the hair and skin smoother. And since it balances sugar levels, it is also a helpful drink for weight watchers.
Fifth, kefir can treat a variety of diseases and health conditions, which include ulcer, tuberculosis, eczema, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, and hypertension in order to promote an over-all feeling of good health.
So far, I have found no bad effects from drinking a few ounces of kefir every day.
Do you drink kefir? Please tell me your story.