Kefir, thought to contain even more good bacteria than yoghurt.
Kefir is an ancient fermented dairy product consumed in high volumes in Russia and many Eastern European countries. Additionally, small niches have existed in Norway, Sweden, Germany and several other countries. Kefir is a cultured, enzyme rich food its friendly micro-organisms help balance your inner gut health, is more nutritious and therapeutic than yoghurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, as well as B vitamins.
As well as the added nutritional benefit, Kefir is thought to contain even more of those good bacteria than yoghurt, which we now know is essential to our overall heath and well-being.
Both kefir and yoghurt contain beneficial bacteria but they are of different types. Yogurt is a beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean it provides food for the friendly bacteria that reside in our digestive track. Kefir on the other hand can actually colonize in the intestinal tract.
Kefir contains several other major strains of bacteria which are beneficial to our gut health that are not commonly found in yogurt. Kefir also contains several beneficial yeasts which take control and eliminate bad pathogenic yeasts in the body. They do this by penetrating the lining of the gut where unhealthy yeasts live, which makes the body more efficient in resisting nasty pathogens and parasites.
Kefir also assists in helping to digest foods by keeping the colon environment clean and healthy. The curd size of kefir is also smaller than yoghurt which also makes it easier for the very young or elderly to digest.