Benefits of Milk Kefir
1. Kefir is nutritious. It provides the nutrient profile of the beverage in which the grains are cultured, and it also has bioactive compounds that are good for health.
2. Kefir Contains More Probiotic Than Yogurt
3. Probiotic in kefir colonizes the intestinal tract, a benefit #probiotic yogurt cannot provide
4. Kefir Can Soothe the Digestive System. The bacteria and yeast in kefir can help improve digestive problems such as diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
5. Kefir Can Protect Against Infection
Although antibiotics wipe out infection-causing bacteria, they can wipe out the beneficial bacteria too.
This can lead to an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut and a possible overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria and yeasts.
Some of the bacteria in kefir, including the Lactobacillus kefiri found in milk kefir, can fight against infection.
Research indicates that this bacterium can slow the growth of harmful pathogens, including Helicobacter Pylori, Salmonella and E. coli, which can often lead to food poisoning.
6. Kefir Can Protect You from Cancer
Cancer is caused by the cells in the body mutating and growing in an uncontrolled manner. A tumor is one example of this.
Studies show that the good bacteria found in kefir can impede the growth of tumors.
Use 5 g of starter per litre (quart) of milk.
Heat 1 litre of milk to 180°F (82°C) or bring to the boiling point. Cool to 73-77°F (23-25°C).Dissolve 5 g of culture in a small amount of the cooled milk in a cup. Pour back into the litre of milk and mix well.Pour the inoculated milk into a clean container, cover and let stand at room temperature until curd forms (approximately 24 hours).Refrigerate about 8 hours to stop the process.Stir to liquefy and enjoy. Always store kefir in the refrigerator.
Use with cow, goat or soy milk. Results with soy milk may vary.
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