Thursday, October 28, 2010

Learning about Kefir

Are you familiar with Kefir?  I was not, until about a month ago.  Since my family has changed our diets, I'm always on the lookout for "treats" to fix for the kids.  I was at Kroger one day and saw a bottle of Kefir.  I decided to give it a try.  I tried it plain and it tasted like a liquid Greek yogurt.  I added it to my Vita Mix, threw in some berries, a frozen banana and a small package of Stevia and BOOM - we had a very tasty, ice cream like, shake.  The girls loved it and I did too!  Then I decided to read up on Kefir and this is what I found:

The benefits of consuming kefir regularly in the diet


 
Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Because kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it contributes to a healthy immune system and has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). 

The regular use of kefir can help relieve all intestinal disorders, promote bowel movement, reduce flatulence and create a healthier digestive system. In addition, its cleansing effect on the whole body helps to establish a balanced inner ecosystem for optimum health and longevity.
Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Its excellent nutritional content offers healing and health-maintenance benefits to people in every type of condition.

Wow!  Who knew?  We will be drinking more of this yummy drink!

3 comments:

  1. If you would like....I can take you to Mia Bella farm next week and you can get FRESH goat kefir! It is awesome.

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  2. Thanks Melissa. I would love to go to some local farms with you.

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  3. Stephanie.... Melissa is a very good friend of mine and introduced me to Kefir and Kombucha. I love them both :) I am enjoying your blog

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