How to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?
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How to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?

May 22, 2022

There are numerous pieces of advice on how to make a thicker and creamier Kefir. Most of them really work and do not require additional resources to obtain a really better Kefir brew. However, in [ … ]

Is Water Kefir really Kefir?
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Is “Water Kefir” really Kefir?

May 18, 2022

The term “Water Kefir” has recently gained popularity, and any Google search on this term returns hundreds of meaningful results. However, both scientifically and historically, Water Kefir is not related in any way to the [ … ]

Why my Kefir doesn't get thick?
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Why isn’t my Kefir getting thick?

January 12, 2022

Our readers often complain that their Kefir isn’t getting as thick as they expect. How thick should be a decently fermented Kefir, they ask? Is the density of Kefir a sign of good fermentation? So, [ … ]

Can Kefir grains be eaten?
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Can Kefir grains be eaten?

December 10, 2021

One of our readers recently asked us for advice. “I couldn’t strain my Kefir well, she said, and I may have swallowed some grains. Is it dangerous? What should I do if I ingest Kefir [ … ]

Can Kefir help with Candida infections?
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir help with Candida infections?

November 30, 2021

Throughout our lives, we are surrounded by billions of microorganisms that normally don’t create any problems for us. Our immune system is designed and “trained” to deal with them. In a human body with a [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Kefir and osteoporosis
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Is Kefir good for osteoporosis?

November 10, 2021

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a chronic disease increasingly becoming a major health concern in the entire world. All bones in the human skeleton bones are in a constant state of renewal and regeneration. New [ … ]

Kefir grains vs. Kefir Starter
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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 benefits for your hair
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Benefits of Kefir for the hair

September 29, 2021

As a potent probiotic, Kefir is often used as a better replacement for yogurt. Its diverse beneficial effects far exceed the advantages of yogurt. But what about the impact of Kefir on our hair? The [ … ]

Kefir and high blood pressure
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir help with high blood pressure?

September 19, 2021

High blood pressure (Hypertension) is increasingly becoming a worldwide health problem. Researchers found that more than one billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, and nearly five million deaths every year are reported to be [ … ]

Is Kefir good for dogs?
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Is Kefir good for dogs?

September 8, 2021

Honestly, I was quite surprised when I learned that this question was among Kefir‘s most frequently asked ones. Indeed: is Kefir good for dogs? As mammals closely related to humans, dogs have almost the same [ … ]

3 easy tricks for a better Kefir
Kefir 101

3 easy tricks for a better Kefir

August 24, 2021

When we started our Kefir adventure, we all had some prior knowledge but still relied on the “trial and error” approach. I’m no exception. However, after years of trials and mistakes, some attempts appeared to [ … ]

Kefir for acid reflux
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Can Kefir help with acid reflux?

August 18, 2021

What is acid reflux? Acid reflux (often called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) is a relatively common condition affecting no less than 14–20% of all adults in the US. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid [ … ]

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