Possible dangers of Kefir
Kefir & Health

Possible dangers of Kefir

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? Can kefir lead [ … ]

Kefir or Kombucha?
Kefir & Health

Water Kefir vs Kombucha

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 [ … ]

What are probiotics and how do they work?
Kefir & Health

What are probiotics?

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?
Kefir & Health

Is Kefir 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 disease or any other [ … ]

FAQ about Kefir
Milk Kefir

Most frequently asked questions about Kefir

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?

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?

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?

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 [ … ]

Kefir while breastfeeding
Kefir & Health

Is Kefir safe while breastfeeding?

Kefir is undoubtedly an irreplaceable addition to any health-conscious diet, but is Kefir really safe for the sensitive period of breastfeeding? Most specialists are positive that consuming Kefir while breastfeeding is considered safe, provided that [ … ]

Water Kefir
How-to

What is water Kefir and how to make it?

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

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 [ … ]