25 Amazing Benefits of Kefir (+5 Delicious Kefir Recipes)

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You may have come across the word kefir and wondered what it is, especially if you are not a health conscious individual. Well, kefir is a uniquely prepared dairy product known for its healing properties while also being an ‘original’ probiotic beverage. This cultured dairy product gets its curious name from the word “keif” which is Turkish for “good feeling.” For centuries, this natural beverage has provided a “good feeling” to folks in Europe, Southwestern Asia. It has also gained popularity within the United States as medicine for a couple of health conditions. Kefir is prepared using a combination of good bacteria and yeast that interact with milk/other drinkable liquids to form a slightly fermented drink with nutrients and probiotics. This drink is efficient in improving your immune and digestive systems, as well as alleviating many health issues that may arise from the lack of nutrition in your body. Aside from being a probiotic-rich food that provides bioactive compounds to your body, it also boasts of quite a number of functions such as helping fight tumors, harmful bacteria and carcinogens. Kefir is a favorite drink, for many, if prepared correctly; and hopefully, it will be yours after reading this article.

With an extensive review of the benefits and preparation process of this drink, this article is meant to provide you with information on kefir that will enable you to not only enjoy a sensational beverage but also boost your health. Here are some of the benefits of including kefir to your diet.

  1. Boost your Immunity

The immune system’s primary function is to protect you from being sick;  by fighting any harmful bacteria and viruses among others that may damage your body through disease and infections. Courtesy of the probiotics, good bacteria content contained in a glass of kefir helps your body fight infection, indigestion, and other physiological disorders as you will continue to realize within this read. Large amounts of probiotics content, including a special one specific to kefir known as Lactobacillas Kefiri, ensures that the body’s defense system against harmful bacteria is strengthened.

Kefir has many beneficial compounds and nutrients such as biotin, folate and the kefiran polysaccharide which work to protect your immunity. For instance, the Lactobacillas Kefiri compound is quite helpful in the effective annihilation of harmful bacteria such as E. Coli and salmonella. Whereas the insoluble polysaccharide kefiran has been utile in the antimicrobial fight against candida, not to mention its ability to lower blood pressure.


  1. Potentially Fight’s Cancer

Cancer is among the leading causes of death around the world which entails, an uncontrolled growth of malignant mutated cells developing within a part of the human body. What you may not have known is that probiotic content from fermented products possesses the potential of inhibiting the metastasis of a tumor by reducing the formation of carcinogenic compounds alongside stimulating the immune system.

Note that kefir’s ability to fight cancer has only been proven in test-tube experiments and thus no living human has had to experience the cancer healing ability of this healthy beverage. Through the vitro-tests, it was established that the probiotic compounds within this natural drink slows the growth and ultimately destroys early tumors by enzymatically converting non-carcinogens to carcinogens.

A study on this aspect done on different dairy products showed that a kefir extract has the potential to diminish the number of human breast cancer cells by 56%, relative to the 14% yogurt’s extract.


  1. Strengthens Bones


1.5 million, that’s the recorded number of fractures experienced by the over 200 million people affected by osteoporosis all over the world. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass which consequently leads to the degeneration in the structure of the bone tissue. That condition resultantly leads to brittle bones making you more susceptible to experiencing fractures. To mitigate this risk you are advised to consume a calcium-rich diet since it is the only nutrient that helps prevent osteoporosis.


Most people believe that by including milk in your diet, you are guaranteed strong and healthy bones. What if I told you that regular milk is not enough to achieve this result? One glass of milk and one glass of kefir may contain the same amount of calcium but not the same amount of Vitamin K2. Not to mention other biotic compounds that help absorb calcium into the body to prevent bone degeneration. Kefir also contains other nutrients essential in the improving of bone density, which includes phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin D. The Vitamin K2 content in a glass of milk relative to a glass kefir is what therefore makes the difference in the bone strengthening abilities of these healthy drinks. That is because kefir is prepared with full-fat milk which in this case boasts of more Vitamin K content.  Click HERE to continue with this article.


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