Kefir is a unique, living food, containing live enzymes, yeasts and many, many strains of probiotic bacteria that benefit the digestive tract.
Kefir is naturally probiotic, it is rich in antioxidants, antibodies and metabolites and essential vitamins and minerals. The transformation of milk into kefir makes it superior to regular whole milk, because it is much easier for the body to digest and absorb its rich nutrient contents although all the goodness of the milk remains. Kefir (pronounced Ka-Feer) is a fermented milk drink made that originated with shepherds of the North Causacus region,who discovered that fresh milk carried in leather pouches would occasionally ferment into a wonderful carbonated beverage. It is prepared by inoculating cow, goat, sheep milk with kefir grains. Traditional kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway; the bag would be knocked by anyone passing through the doorway to help keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed.
Our views on bacterial cultures as beneficial medicinal remedies have taken considerable time due to the lack of correct education on good and bad bacteria. However over the last few decades there has been much positive publicity for probiotic yogurts and drinks that so many of us now consume on a daily basis. As in much the same way, kefir grains offer a highly prosperous and health rich boost to your immune system. Using Kefir on a regular basis supports the balance of your intestinal flora. It improves your resistance towards disease and supports healthy bowel movements.
The bowels are dependent on the bacteria in our bodies. These bacteria need to be well balanced to have all body parts function properly, such as intestinal flora. Kefir contains the ingredients to support and strengthen these bacteria in our bodies. Kefir can also help to enhance bowel function. When bowel bacteria are absent, the function of peristalsis is impaired, and the amount of time it takes for food to pass completely through the system is much increased. Kefir can help rectify this.
Kefir can also help to control high cholesterol levels, thereby affording us protection from the cardiovascular damage. Lactobacillus casei, Defensis or Immunitas properties ensure a good distribution of healthy bacteria in the body. A must for overcoming times when your body’s defences are vulnerable, probiotic drinks help to maintain the immune system.