Hey there beautiful people!
I lost my Dad..It was 3 years ago, and it was to colon cancer, it was the toughest time of our lives, we were devastated, we couldn’t believe that Dad was sick the whole time when he was physically fit, strong and young-looking, yet, the disease caught up with him.
It was also a wake-up call. My entire family had to re-evaluate our lifestyle, eating habits and daily routine, everything needs to be reviewed and changed. I am of average built and I can say that I also have a fair discipline of what I eat, but, since we already had colon cancer history, I decided to focus on my gut health.
I am a tea person, I know its good for digestion so I drink it regularly, I even tried more variety of teas just for the pleasure of it, I thought that, that regimen was enough. Then an article introduced me to probiotics, and its job to keep my digestive tract healthy, so, I dove into every probiotic-rich food I could find in this list!
I was able to find Kombucha in an online store, but, while I was at the point of discovering more about it, a friend, who saw my inquiry, told me to try KEFIR instead, why? It is given out for free by one group who advocates for it and I can brew all I want, whenever, wherever and it multiplies so I can share away too! I got excited so upon receiving my water kefir grains, I started brewing, and have been enjoying it since.
But, what is Kefir?
There are two types of kefirs; Water Kefir and Milk Kefir, both are great sources of probiotics and are said to contain more probiotic goodness as compared to Kombucha, yogurt and pickled veggies like sauerkraut.
Water kefir is a fermented, carbonated beverage that is produced using water, sugar and kefir grains — a type of grain-like culture of bacteria and yeast..in other parts of the world, it is called Tibicos mushroom, California bees and Japanese water crystals, water kefir is thought to have originated in the late 1800s.
Milk Kefir, on the other hand, is made from cow, sheep or goat milk and resembles more like yogurt only with a thinner consistency.
Typically, fermentation takes 24–48 hours, producing a probiotic beverage rich in beneficial bacteria. I don’t want to sound like a mad scientist so let me invite you all to this site which could give more reliable information.
Why should we try this drink again?
You can search online for its benefits and you better get yourself prepared to read amazing things about it, personally, I refer to it as something close to being called a miracle God-sent drink.
So, again, the question is WHY???
- Gentle colon cleansing in the morning. Of course, this will be number one on my list.
- It helps me regulate my mood. It has a surprisingly calming effect that really comes in handy during stressful days, maybe that is why It is named after the Turkish word “keyif” meaning “feeling good”!
- Allergic Rhinitis?Migraine? These nasty illnesses that comes to visit me on a regular basis decided to stay away since I started the kefir regimen, It was gone and never to come back again.
- Immunity Boost – I don’t recall experiencing colds and cough and even fever last year, or the year prior. Hhmmmhhh..could be this kefir. 🙂Plus, I get to brew my own drink whether it is water kefir or milk kefir, it feels like I have my own brewing lab at home!
I mentioned above that this drink could be one of those God-sent resources to us. It was given away for free, you can ferment the culture endlessly, and pay it forward by giving away your excess cultures to others too, because if you don’t, it will multiply uncontrollably and you won’t know what to do with all of it. It was a nice cycle of developing good health and good friendships as you go along.
If you want to try and kick start the beginning of the year towards living healthy, I have lots of grains to share. Let me know. Cheers! 🙂