Kefir: the king of probiotics

Kefir: el rey de los probióticos

Surely in the last few months you have heard about the kefir. We are at a time when superfoods are more than just a fad. This drink, very similar in appearance to whipped yogurt, is a fermented beverage of Caucasian origin. Ct contains even more probiotics than yogurt: about 30 different microorganisms which makes it an ally of our immune system.

Its bacteria are beneficial to the body and have multiple functions, such as aiding digestionimproving bone health y fight bacterial infections. More than 70% of our immune cells are present at the level of the intestinal microbiota. Therefore, the contribution of probiotics will help to stimulate the defenses.

Where does it come from?

Kefir grains are formed by cultures of yeast and lactic bacteria, they are white in color and their appearance may remind us of cauliflower. To these grains we can add milk milk (cow's or goat's milk), which will react with lmicroorganisms fermenting the natural sugars in the milk and forming the kefir beverage.. Kefir contains lactic acid bacteria that convert lactose into lactic acid, in addition to enzymes that break down lactose. This means that kefir is fully recommended for lactose intolerant people..

Recognized benefits of kefir:

  • Antioxidant and anti-aging properties
  • Helps to eliminate salts, heavy metals, radionuclide products and alcoholic beverages from the body.
  • Cleanses the body of chemical antibiotics.
  • Ally against gastritis, pancreatitis, gastric and duodenal ulcers...
  • Perfect for improving candidiasis, hypertension, psoriasis, eczema, acne, arthritis, pulmonary diseases, hepatitis...
  • Regulates blood glucose and lipid levels.
  • Balances the nervous system, improves attention, concentration; treatment of depression and sleep disorders.

Its nutritional value includes minerals (calcium, magnesium and phosphorus), B vitamins (B1, B5, B9 and B12, biotin) and vitamin K; it also provides essential amino acids, such as tryptophan.

Breakfast recipe

250 cl of kefir (goat or cow) 1 banana 3 strawberries Nuts to taste Reserve 1/4 of the banana, one strawberry and the nuts. Beat the rest of the banana, the 2 strawberries and the kefir in a blender for 1 minute. Place in a bowl and add slices of the leftover banana, the strawberry and the nuts of your choice.