Did You Know?
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is similar to a “drinkable yogurt” with a similar taste, but with a much higher probiotic content!
Kefir contains 10 to 20 different probiotic strains whereas most types of yogurt contains a very small amount of probiotics.
Kefir Health Benefits:
*Helps boost immunity
*Has potent antibacterial properties and may protect against infections
*Can improve bone health and lower the risk of Osteoporosis
*May be protective against Cancer
*May help with various Digestive Problems
*It’s well tolerated by individuals with Lactose Intolerance
*May improve Allergy and Asthma symptoms
Kefir can be made from cow's, goat's or sheep's milk.
Similar to yogurt, kefir can be made from full fat, partly skimmed or non-fat milk.
Kefir comes in natural or added fruit flavors.
Keep in mind that fruit flavored kefir is higher in calories and added sugars.
NOTE: If you have a diagnosed digestive condition, please speak with a registered dietitian prior to introducing fermented foods into your diet, as it may make your symptoms worse.