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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Fermented dairy products
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Fermented dairy foods

June 13, 2021

Fermented dairy products (a.k.a. cultured dairy products) had been made since ancient times, when raw milk from cows, sheep, goats, or horses was preserved by spontaneous fermentation. Most of the time, this fermentation occurred naturally [ … ]

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’s [ … ]

Kefir while breastfeeding
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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
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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 for the elderly
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Is Kefir good for older people?

May 21, 2021

The benefits of Kefir for people of all ages are undeniable. However, the consumption of Kefir could be particularly beneficial for the elderly. Let us remind that the Kefir fungus includes about 50 bacterial strains [ … ]

Kefir and weight loss
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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
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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. [ … ]

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