A few months ago, a friend came to see me and brought me Kefir grains. She was staying the night, so she put the grains in milk and by the morning, we had Kefir milk! “It’s good for your gut,” she said.
I have since done my own research, and am amazed that I went without it for so long. Kefir comes in little white grains which ferment the milk. Those grains feed on the lactose of the milk, multiplying in the process, and giving you a yogurt-like substance.
Kefir is delicious and can be drunk as is. I also like it with molasses (melt the molasses in a bit of warm water), or as a a smoothie with fruit. A friend of mine prefers it with oats, instead of milk. Kefir rebuilds your intestinal flora, and also does so much more for your health.
Benefits and Nutritional Value of Kefir Milk:
- Contains beneficial bacteria and yeast, minerals and essential amino acids which help the body with healing and maintenance functions.
- An abundance of calcium and magnesium, which are also important minerals for a healthy nervous system
- Phosphorus, the second most abundant mineral in our bodies. It helps to utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy.
- Rich in Vitamin B12, B1, and Vitamin K, an excellent source of biotin, a B Vitamin which aids the body’s assimilation of other B Vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, and B12. The numerous benefits of maintaining adequate B vitamin intake range from regulation of the kidneys, liver and nervous system, to helping relieve skin disorders, boost energy and promote longevity.
- Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Because Kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it contributes to a healthy immune system and has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
- Contributes to a healthy immune system. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD.
- Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Its excellent nutritional content offers healing and health-maintenance benefits to people in every type of condition.
Where to get Kefir:
The grains can be bought online, but since they grow easily, they are often passed on free of charge . As my own stock of Kefir milk grows, I am continually giving the grains away.
Please get in touch if you would like to have some grains.