Kefir is known as a miracle food that has been around for many centuries and it is also known as a super probiotic source. With its rich probiotic content, it automatically has a positive effect on our bodies.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is made from Kefir grains that originated with shepherds of the North Caucasus region, who discovered the fresh milk carried in the leather pouch would ferment into a carbonated beverage. Kefir has also been known as these names and they are kefirs, keefir, kerphia, kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk kefir, and bulgaros.
Here is a list of health benefits that Kefir has helped our bodies with and they are strongest natural remedy for any type of allergic, strongest natural antibodies without any side effects, treats liver disease, treats gallbladder, dissolves gall bladder stones, cleans the body of salts and alcoholic products, cleans the body of chemical antibodies, treats kidney stones, lower the levels of the bad cholesterol, cleans the gastrointestinal tract, helps with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, treats gastritis, treats pancreatitis, treats ulcers, prevents and treats colon cancer, improves digestion, improves body function, treats heart disease, cleans out the blood vessels to the heart, and the list goes on because there are over eighty healthy benefits that Kefir helps the body with.
It is made with given a cow, sheep, or goat Kefir grain to eat and Kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway; the skin bag would be hit by anyone passing through the doorway to help keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed.
Kefir is a breakfast, lunch, and dinner drink popular across all areas of Eastern and Northern Europe. Kefir is commonly known as yogurt de pajaritos (bird’s yogurt) is also consumed in Chile, where it may have been introduced by any of the varies waves of migrant workers from the former Ottoman Empire and migrants from Eastern Europe.
One can change the nutrient content by either shortening or longer periods, possibly with each stage providing a different set of values. For instance, kefir that is left to over-ripened which increase the sour taste, increase the folic acid content.
The kefiran in Kefir has been shown in one study to suppress an increase in blood pressure and reduce the serum cholesterol levels in rats. Kefir contains compounds that have antimutagenic and antioxidant properties in vitro, although it is not established that these compounds have any physiological properties where Kefir is consumed.
As it contains yeast, Kefir can be made into sourdough bread and can be used as a buttermilk substitute in baking. Kefir is the main ingredients in Lithuanian cold beet soup called Saltibarsciai or commonly known as cold borscht. Other varieties of soups made with kefir and food that has kefir in it are popular across the former Soviet Union and Poland. Kefir has been substituted for milk on cereal or grains. Kefir grains will ferment milk substitutes such as soy milk, rice milk, and coconut milk as well as other sugary liquids such as fruit juice, coconut water, and ginger beer.
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