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Understanding the Health Benefits of Kefir Probiotic Milk

by Kriben Govender Health Advisor
What is kefir? How they are prepared, and what are several benefits of it?  You might have heard of kefir milk and wondered: what is this probiotic milk? Well, the name of this probiotic milk comes from the Turkish word “keyif” that refers to the “good feeling” an individual get after they have consumed this fermented milk product. Due to the growing interest in gut health and probiotics, it has only recently started gaining popularity in Australia.  This post briefly explains the benefits of this probiotic milk and why it is an excellent source of calcium and probiotics.

Different Types of Kefir Grains

While Kefir probiotic milk is traditionally made from the milk of a cow, it can also be produced from the milk of other animals such as sheep or goat. Moreover, it can be produced from non-dairy milks also.

How Is This Probiotic Product Made?

One of the main differences between kefir and yogurts is the method of production of this probiotic milk. It is small gelatinous beads that appear like grains that contains different types of yeasts and bacteria. The grains are soaked in a glass bowl or jar of milk. It is covered and left at room temperature for a period of 24 hours (minimum). It allows the yeast and bacteria to ferment the lactose into lactic acid, which will efficiently activate the bacterial colonies to grow and proliferate. The grains are strained from the solution after 24 hours and transferred to a fresh batch of milk.

Benefits of Kefir Milk

Improves Digestion & Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Regular consumption of Kefir Probiotic Milk improves your digestion significantly. It helps restore the balance and fight against gastrointestinal diseases like ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. This drink also helps your gut to fight against pathogen by restoring the lost flora. In addition, it also aids against disruptive diarrhea and other gastrointestinal side effects caused by different types of antibiotics.

Improves Immunity

It contains folate, biotin and other nutrients and compounds that help kick your immune system into gear and protect your cells. Lactobacillus Kefiri helps defend you against different types of pathogenic bacteria and other harmful microorganisms like E.Coli and salmonella.

Effective against Allergies

Asthma and other form of allergies are all linked to inflammatory issues on the body.  Regular use of this probiotic drink has shown to reduce inflammatory cells that effectively disrupt the lungs and air passages as well as mucus buildup.
Improves Lactose Intolerance Symptoms

The many beneficial bacteria found in are probiotic product is essential for a healthy gut and body. There are many people in Australia who cannot consume dairy products as they have an adverse reaction for digesting lactose. The active ingredients present in this product helps break lactose down into lactic acid, which make it easier to digest.

Lower Cholesterol

According to a recent research in Australia, it has reported that drinking kefir milk have reduced the cholesterol level significantly.

The Bottom Line

There are many benefits to kefir that ranges from systematic to topical and can significantly impact the state of health and daily life dramatically.

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About Kriben Govender Freshman   Health Advisor

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