Kefir contains up to 10 different cultures! Plain regular, and often Greek yogurt contain up to 4 or 5 cultures. This is important because healthy bacteria has to survive through the digestive system where harmful bacteria may be trying to crowd out the good stuff. Unfortunately, flavored yogurts contain only 2 different bacteria strains...if only one strain is used, they should not be labeled "yogurt".
Did you know that the number of bacteria within your body outnumbers the trillions of your own cells that make up your body?! …by 10 times! So it’s a good idea to try to keep the good ones overpowering the bad, right?
If we consume many different strains (like we get from kefir, plain yogurt, and most Greek yogurt), we have a better chance of more strains surviving our digestion.
So how does this "good" bacteria help?
Benefits range from immunity to digestive health, from relieving constipation to treating irritable bowel disease (IBD), and these bacteria even PRODUCE vitamin K and a B-vitamin called biotin! Speaking of vitamin K, Kefir particularly is a rich source of vitamin K and calcium, two key nutrients in BONE health!
Many more reasons still, can you believe it?!
Good or healthy bacteria are also called PROBIOTICS, which are LIVE and ACTIVE CULTURES that grow and multiply once in our bodies to cause the above benefits!
Try this simple shake to get your kefir!
Try Jerusalem Artichoke Pasta for similar benefits!
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Have you ever been to Turkey? That's where kefir originates, and where Dr Oz's parents are from!