What are probiotics and how do they work?
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What are probiotics?

June 19, 2021

What are probiotics? Let’s first say that when we often call Kefir “the best probiotic,” we are not entirely correct! Although the widespread cliché that Kefir is a probiotic may not be wrong, Kefir itself [ … ]

Is Kefir gluten-free?
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Is Kefir gluten-free?

June 17, 2021

Is Kefir really gluten-free? Yes. There is no doubt – both water Kefir and milk Kefir are gluten-free. Water and milk Kefir do not contain any gluten and are perfectly suitable for people with Celiac [ … ]

Kefir for treatment of SIBO
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Can Kefir help with SIBO?

June 9, 2021

Yes, Kefir can definitely help in the treatment of SIBO in at least two ways: First of all, through its well-known ability to compensate for the damages caused by antibiotics. Since SIBO is typically treated [ … ]

FAQ about Kefir
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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 [ … ]

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Difference between buttermilk, yogurt and kefir

June 6, 2021

Since Kefir, buttermilk, and yogurt are all fermented dairy products, they often get mixed and confused. Some of our readers even ask us whether Kefir is a variety of yogurt or buttermilk. Although Kefir, yogurt, [ … ]

How to store kefir grains
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How to store the Kefir grains?

June 2, 2021

First of all, remember that the best and most natural way to take care of your Kefir grains is to never stop making Kefir. That’s by far the best way to keep your Kefir SCOBY [ … ]

Lactose intolerance and kefir
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Kefir and lactose intolerance

June 1, 2021

What is lactose? Let’s first clarify what lactose is. Lactose is a sugar found only in milk and dairy products like cheese, cream, or butter. To be digested in our gastrointestinal tract, lactose needs an [ … ]

Non-dairy kefir for vegans
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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: it depends! We distinguish two types of Kefir: Milk Kefir and Water Kefir, [ … ]

Kefir Cheese
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How to make kefir cheese – heating recipe

May 30, 2021

As we said in the article about the “no-heat” method of making Kefir cheese, the difference between the “heat” and “no-heat” methods is essentially just in the way the curd gets separated from the whey. [ … ]

Can kefir make me sick?
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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 pros and cons
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Kefir pros and cons

May 28, 2021

Kefir is a beneficial and easily digestible drink with a myriad of health benefits. While Kefir does not have real disadvantages, along with its many advantages, it still has some contraindication that should be taken [ … ]

Kefir for antibiotics
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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
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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 during pregnancy
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Is Kefir safe during pregnancy?

May 24, 2021

Let’s say it clear: you will hardly find a medical specialist who does not recommend Kefir consumption during pregnancy. During the sensitive period of pregnancy, the woman’s body undergoes significant changes related to the fetus’ [ … ]

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