White Residue Sediment In Water Kefir Fermentation

What is the white residue or powder type settled in the bottom of water kefir fermentation jar or ready kefir storing bottle? Is it harmful? No, it is not harmful. Also it is normal to see powder kind of substance settled in the bottom of the jar or storage bottle. This powder is the natural … Read more

Why is my Kefir milk thin or watery, not thickening? How to make it thick & creamy?

The perfect texture and consistency of the milk kefir is creamy, smooth and thick. Sometimes the kefir looks watery, grainy, or thin looking more like buttermilk with runny consistency. Few common reasons why the kefir looks thin include weather variations, warm temperature, kefir grains and milk ratio, fermentation timings, etc.. Lets see some tried and … Read more

Effects Of Kefir On Depression & Anxiety

Over the last decades, a profound change has been observed in the healthcare industry, specifically on mental health. It is no secret that scientists all over have seconded or disputed foundational theories on mental health and its management. Among the new contenders in the ring is the role kefir and the human digestive system, more … Read more

Kefir vs. Yogurt: Differences & Which is Better?

Kefir and Yoghurt are both fermented products of dairy milk, with the exception of kefir which can additionally be made without the use of dairy products. However, both have beneficial degrees of beneficial microbes. You are probably wondering, “aren’t they all the same?” Well the short answer would be yes, but actually no. Quite absurd … Read more

Make Fruit Kefir Using Milk Kefir & Water Kefir

Kefir is a delicious fermented probiotic beverage packed with amazing health benefits and excellent supplement to a well-rounded, nutritious & healthy diet. Fruit kefir is usually flavoring the prepared kefir or second fermenting the kefir with certain fruits and spices. Let’s understand some important terms used by experienced people about fermenting basic kefir (Fermentation 1 … Read more

Kefir Probiotic Bacteria Induces Hair Health

Anatomically, hair is part of the integumentary system. The word integumentary simply means “to envelop” or “to cover”. Therefore, the integumentary system that composes of the external covering of our bodies, i.e., the skin, hair, nails as well as the exocrine glands which layer beneath the skin that include the sweat glands and sebaceous glands. … Read more

Kefir on Hypertension, BP and Cardiovascular Diseases

Hypertension, or as it’s commonly called, high blood pressure (BP), is simply when one’s blood pressure becomes clinically “unleveled”. Blood pressure is measured in two sets of numbers characterized by two terms, systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure exerted by the heart as it ejects blood into the arteries. … Read more

Kefir (Probiotics) and Its Effect on Thyroid Health

Fermented foods have a rich history in promoting good gut health and to an extent thyroid health. Reduced thyroid function (Hypothyroidism), affects metabolism which in turn affects every system in the body, more so the gut. Similarly, the thyroid is also sensitive to gut changes. A disrupted gut function impairs thyroid function as we’ll note. … Read more

Kefir Effect on Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease

What is Ulcer Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD)? Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causing inflammation or wounds (ulcers) on the gut wall or mainly large intestine (colon). To easily understand, if you were riding a bicycle on a tarred road and fell off and grazed your arm, the … Read more