jw;ildjas;od;aksd;lk!!! I love Kefir.
I just bought Kefir for the first time in about a million years, and I want to slap myself in the face for every minute of my life that I wasted not drinking it.
For those unfamiliar with Kefir, it’s a fermented drink made with “kefir grains.” Kefir is full of gut-heathy probiotics, and milk kefir tastes like sour milk in the best possible way.
Fun fact: Traditionally, kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway. The bag would be knocked by anyone passing through the doorway to help keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed. #AncientEfficiency
Benefits of Milk Kefir:
- Contains a ton of probiotics, often more strains than yogurt
- Often contains many of the dietary minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids present in milk
- Vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B9 (folic acid), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E
- Minerals: calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, copper, molybdenum, manganese, and zinc
- Amino Acids: methionine, cysteine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, tyrosine, leucine, isoleucine, threonine, lysine, and valine
- A 2003 study showed that an ingredient in Kefir called Kefiran decreased flatulence in lactose intolerant adults. Touchy subject.
Ideally, you can make your own Kefir using kefir grains or a starter kit. That, my friends, is some next level shit. And as a next level person, I plan on trying that soon.
For now, I’ll continue to fulfill my lazy destiny by purchasing this brand (the only brand) at my local grocery store. Check out all the Live! Active! Cultures!
Unlike most probiotic foods that I force down my gullet (ahem ahem Kimchi), I actually enjoy Kefir because it tastes awesome and I feel good drinking it.
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