Benefits of Kefir Probiotics

What is Kefir

Kefir is an easy way to add nutrients and probiotics to your every day diet. Many cultures around the world take kefir because it is very beneficial for a healthy gut and aids digestion. Many people prefer it to yogurt especially those with flavour.

Kefir is a fermented milk drink, cultured from kefir grains. It is a rich source of calcium, protein, and B vitamins.

A 1 cup serving of kefir contains these amounts of the daily value:

  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Calcium: 24%
  • Phosphorus: 20%
  • Vitamin B12: 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2): 25%
  • Magnesium: 7%
  • Vitamin D: 12%

Kefir may contain up to 61 different microorganisms, making it a much more potent source of probiotics than many other fermented dairy products including yogurt.

Certain probiotics in kefir are believed to protect against infections.

Kefir can improve bone health and lower the risk of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is deterioration of bone tissue and is a major concern in Western countries. It is especially dangerous among older women and dramatically raises the risk of bone fractures. Kefir contains calcium and the vitamin K2 vital for bone health.

Kefir probiotics may protect against cancer

The probiotics in fermented dairy products like kefir are believed to reduce tumor growth by stimulating your immune system. So, it is possible that kefir may help to fight cancer.

This protective role has been demonstrated in several test-tube and animal studies but not on people so more research is required.

Kefir probiotics can help with some digestive issues

Kefir helps to restore friendly bacteria in your gut, which can aid digestion. Also, Kefir can aid those with irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers caused by H. pylori infection.

Probiotics like kefir can also treat several forms of diarrhea. They can also lead to improvements in various other digestive conditions.

On a final note kefir is low in lactose so anyone who is lactose intolerant can take it with peace of mind.

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