Everything about the beneficial probiotic effects and properties of water kefir.
Possible dangers of Kefir
Kefir & Health

Possible dangers of Kefir

November 26, 2021

As we have written multiple times throughout this website, the benefits of milk Kefir are numerous. They are well studied and well documented. However, could the consumption of Kefir hide any threats? Could Kefir hide [ … ]

Everything you need for your homemade Kefir
Kefir tools and hardware

Tools and kitchenware for your homemade Kefir

November 17, 2021

The preparation of both Milk and Water Kefir at home is more than straightforward: you just need to mix the Kefir grains with milk (or sugared water) in a jar and strain out the grains [ … ]

Kefir grains vs. Kefir Starter
Milk Kefir

Kefir grains or Kefir starters?

October 27, 2021

As we know, Kefir can be made in two ways and by using two different fermentation agents: Kefir grains and Kefir starters. Let’s see what’s the difference between these two methods, and what are their [ … ]

Kefir or Kombucha?
Kefir & Health

Water Kefir vs Kombucha

July 7, 2021

One of the most frequently asked questions by people interested in fermented probiotic products concerns the differences between Kefir and Kombucha. Both Kefir and Kombucha gained worldwide popularity in recent years with their undisputed probiotic [ … ]

FAQ about Kefir
Milk Kefir

Most frequently asked questions about Kefir

June 8, 2021

What types of Kefir exist? There are two main types of kefir: milk kefir and water kefir. They are made with different grains, or SCOBY (bacterial colonies), and grow in different environments. Water kefir grows [ … ]

Non-dairy kefir for vegans
Kefir Recipes

Is Kefir vegan?

May 31, 2021

Lots of readers ask me whether they could benefit from the probiotic features of kefir while staying vegan? The short answer is: yes! The first solution here is water kefir. Both the water kefir grains [ … ]

Can kefir make me sick?
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir make me sick?

May 29, 2021

The short answer is yes; kefir can make you sick, at least temporarily! Kefir is a healthy and effective probiotic food, but not every food is for everyone. Kefir is a live product. It contains [ … ]

Kefir for antibiotics
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir help with antibiotics?

May 26, 2021

Whether we like it or not, antibiotics are a part of our lives and our main line of defense against several diseases, including ones that were incurable and lethal just a few decades ago. No [ … ]

Milk kefir vs water kefir
Milk Kefir

Milk Kefir or Water Kefir? Which one is best?

May 25, 2021

One of the most frequent questions our readers keep asking is, “which kefir should we choose – milk or water”? These two types of Kefir are very different from just any standpoint, and any direct [ … ]

Kefir while breastfeeding
Kefir & Health

Is Kefir safe while breastfeeding?

May 22, 2021

Let’s first clarify that in this article we are going mainly to discuss the effects of milk Kefir on breastfeeding mums and their babies. Although water Kefir is also considered safe while breastfeeding, its probiotic [ … ]

Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics
Milk Kefir

Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics

May 22, 2021

Probiotics According to the National Library of Medicine, “The term “probiotic” was first used in 1965 to describe substances secreted by one organism which stimulate the growth of another.” They also add that “the introduction [ … ]

Kefir and weight loss
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir help with weight loss?

May 21, 2021

The short answer is yes. Kefir can help weight loss! The four critical ways in which Kefir may help weight loss are: Kefir increases the sense of satiety. Kefir speeds up metabolism. Kefir stimulates the [ … ]

Microbiome and microbiota
Milk Kefir

What are microbiome and microbiota?

May 21, 2021

The human body is home to trillions of microorganisms – bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. The number of these microbial cells is about ten times more than the cells that make up our entire body. [ … ]

Water Kefir
How-to

What is water Kefir and how to make it?

May 18, 2021

The water kefir grains are also known as Tibicos, Tibi, Sugar kefir, Japanese water crystals, or even Japanese algae (although kefir has nothing to do with algae). According to some sources, water kefir grains are [ … ]

Kefir Precautions
Kefir & Health

Kefir precautions

May 17, 2021

First, it is important to stress that all types of Kefir contain live bacteria and yeast, Milk and Water Kefir alike. Therefore, if you still do not have experience with Kefir or any other probiotic [ … ]