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It is superior from a nutrition standpoint because it contains many more different strains of live bacteria, compared to the one or two found in yogurt.
Depending on the species of bacteria used, the benefits of Kefir can range from antioxidant activity to immune balance and in some cases, prevention of tumours. Yet, while these benefits continue to be discovered, there is a caveat. The microbiological composition of kefir grains differs around the world meaning no two are going to provide the same benefits. This could lead to incorrect assumptions of the positive effects on health.
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While both yogurt and kefir provide probiotics -- the good bacteria that keep our digestive tract happy and healthy -- kefir boasts an even more potent dose. On top of its digestion-friendly benefits, it's also a great source of calcium, protein, potassium and B vitamins.
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It's the middle of the holiday season and despite the promises of comfort and joy many Canadians will be dealing with a plethora of less than cheery emotions. There is a route to help keep the stressors at bay that doesn't involve very much effort; all one has to do is eat or drink fermented foods.
It's more than just a gut cleanser.
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Most proponents attribute the beneficial effects of eating fermented foods to the presence of natural probiotics, those friendly little gut bacteria and yeast inhabiting our gut. But not all fermented foods are a source of probiotics.
If you've spent any time this summer dealing with stomach pain, you might have looked into what probiotics can do for you — and more than likely, you probably came across the wonders of kefir. Kefir,...
You probably already know about the health benefits of yogurt, but did you know you can get them in a drink as well? Like yogurt, kefir is a cultured milk product with a tart and even sour taste, but...