Probiotics are created naturally in the human body, but in case you want to enhance the function of your intestines, you can guarantee it with kefir milk.
Kefir (or kephir) is a delicious and nutritious acidic drink, originating from Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. Based on the countless microorganisms that "inhabit" its seeds, the local populations of the Middle East and the Caucasus have glorified Kefir for centuries by incorporating it into their daily diet.
In fact, the name Kefir owes its origins to the Turkish word "Keyif", which means "pleasure".
Kefir is made from cow's or goat's milk, with the first and main ingredient being kefir seeds, a type of cereal seed that hosts many different types of bacteria.
Specifically, it consists of thirty (30) strains of yeast and bacteria and eleven (11) species of probiotics, friendly bacteria and saviors for the proper functioning of the digestive system and the human body in general.
Let's take a closer look at the benefits of Kefir on our health:
1. It is very easily assimilated by the body.
2. It also has more probiotics than yogurt.
3. Cleanses the intestine.
Kefir has a large number of probiotic and good bacteria and helps cleanse the intestines.
4. Provides beneficial bacteria and vitamins.
5. It is high in protein.
It contains up to 6 grams of protein in one glass.
6. Improves bone health.
Kefir is made from full-fat dairy products and is not only a good source of calcium but also a source of vitamin K2, which plays a central role in calcium metabolism and has been shown to reduce the risk of fractures by 81%.
7. Strengthens the immune system.
It is said that 70% of our immune system is located in our digestive system. Thus, a healthy digestive and gastrointestinal system also promotes a strong immune system.
8. Creates a healthy digestive and gastrointestinal system.
Kefir helps to restore the balance of friendly bacteria in the gut and in its generally good function.
9. Promotes bowel movement and helps with constipation.
To combat constipation, it is necessary to combine fiber with water. However, the mistake to avoid is to consume too much fiber, without drinking plenty of water, because then the pain and bloating can become more severe. Kefir will help the bowel move and will provide you with immediate relief.
10. Relieves intestinal disorders.
11. It also contributes to weight loss.
12. It has strong antibacterial properties.
Some kefir probiotics are believed to protect against infections. One such probiotic is Lactobacillus kefiri, which is only found in kefir and nowhere else. Studies show that this probiotic can inhibit the growth of various harmful bacteria, such as salmonella, Helicobacter pylori and E. coli.
An idea for a Kefir breakfast
1/2 cup of Kefir
Your favorite cereal or oats
Honey and cinnamon
And a cup of coffee