Kefir, a fermented milk beverage, is slightly effervescent and tastes like sour, unsweetened yogurt. A milky beverage originating in Russia and Turkey, kefir is thought to be an even better source of probiotics than yogurt.  A cross between yogurt and milk, kefir is a delicious way to get probiotics and vitamins into our system. Similar to yogurt, this fermented dairy product is a unique combination of goat’s milk and fermented kefir grains.

What it contains?

High in Lactobacilli and Bifidus bacteria, kefir is also rich in antioxidants. Look for a good, organic version at your local health food store.Made by fermenting goat, cow or sheep’s milk with kefir “grains,” this drink contains ten to 20 different types of bacteria. According to research published in the American Journal of Dietetics, kefir has been proven to help ease lactose intolerance in some adults.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 5, 2016

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