Do you cringe when someone mentions probiotics because you really don't want to think about those zillions of bacteria living in your gut? The truth is that taking probiotics is probably one of the best interventions you can do to stay healthy or regain your health, and milk kefir is loaded with probiotics, even more so than yogurt. We have about 3 to 4 pounds of these little critters in our gut and to a large degree, they are our immune system, and they hold the keys to our very existence.
Milk Kefir is full of naturally occurring bacteria and yeast living in symbiosis as the result of the fermentation process. Kefir is loaded with vitamins, minerals and easily digested protein. It can even be consumed by the lactose intolerant because the yeast and bacteria provide the enzyme lactase, an enzyme which consumes most of the lactose left after the culturing process.
Want to make your own milk kefir? It's easy to do and will save you money over the store bought version. Click here for information on an upcoming milk kefir class in East Alabama.