By Lynnie Stein / October 12, 2018

Keeping Up With Milk Kefir

Kefir is made using kefir grains, which contain a variety of bacteria and yeasts. These grains are fermented in milk to produce a drink that looks a bit like thin yoghurt. Are you looking for an easy way to get your daily dose of probiotics? Are you looking for something easier than eating sauerkraut everyday?

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It took around 3 billion, 799 million, 800,000 years for us to evolve from our ancient, single-celled bacterial ancestors into the complex human beings we are today.

  • Kefir, often pronounced KeeFer, but is actually supposed to be pronounced KuhFeer, is a lightly carbonated, fermented dairy drink, which tastes kind of like a carbonated yogurt.
  • It is very healthy, and a perfect source of probiotics.
  • Lactose intolerant people can often drink kefir, since there’s very little lactose in this drink.
  • It takes 24 hours to lacto-ferment a batch of kefir.
  • It needs only two ingredients – starter, and animal milk (not seed or nut milk).

Milk Kefir Health Benefits

  • Kefir contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that scientists believe has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, which helps the body with the processes that move food through the digestive tract.
  • Scientists have found that the “good” bacteria in fermented foods like milk kefir may support cardiovascular health.

Kefir originates from the Caucasus and Tibet.

Recently, kefir has raised interest in the scientific community due to its numerous beneficial effects on health.

Currently, several scientific studies have supported the health benefits of kefir, as reported historically as a probiotic drink with great potential in health promotion, as well as being a safe and inexpensive food, easily produced at home.

Regular consumption of kefir has been associated with improved digestion and tolerance to lactose, antibacterial effect, hypocholesterolaemic effect, control of plasma glucose, anti-hypertensive effect, anti-inflammatory effect, antioxidant activity, anti-carcinogenic activity, anti-allergenic activity and healing effects.

  • Milk Kefir is attributed with many health benefits.
  • Here are our top 5.
  • Supports immunity
  • Helps to maintain and support normal metabolism
  • Helps to maintain the body’s energy levels
  • Helps to restore balance in your gut
  • Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones

Quick Milk Kefir Bread

  • In our kitchen we  making bread by hand.
  • Bread baking is all about timing.
  • We follow a family bush ritual in starting the process.
  • The starter is left by running water in a bush environment for a number of days.
  • Today, we know it is the microbes in the organic grain that has the most impact on fermentation.
  • But tradition is the glue that sticks a family together 👪
  • But as for bread machines, you can’t argue with convenience and temperamental sour dough starters.
  • Pop in milk kefir and flour and go to bed.
  • On waking turn on and fresh, delicious bread 3-4 hours later!
  • That even has the sour dough taste.

We used #glutenfree mixture of green banana and tiger nut flour. For extra sour zing and colour, a dash of red #sauerkraut.

🖤and bacteria

Xxoo Lynnie

How can I enjoy milk kefir?

‘’Kefir is a cultured, fermented milk drink,

It is similar to yoghurt – but a drink, with a tart, sour taste and a slight ‘fizz’.

This is due to carbon dioxide – the end product of the fermentation process.

The length of the fermentation time will affect the taste.

Kefir is a good source of calcium and is rich in probiotic bacteria.’’

Milk is a powerful symbol within most cultural traditions.

It is the fluid of eternal life, fertility, abundance; it is the food of the gods.

Milk symbolizes the MOTHER, it is deeply connected with life itself.

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