What you need to know about this yogurt-like food.

Kefir (pronounced kee-fer) originates from the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe. It’s believed that the name comes from the Turkish word “keif” which means good feeling.

The drink is made either with kefir grains or a powdered kefir starter — the grains aren’t an actual grain like wheat, but are made of bacteria and yeast. Generally of a thinner consistency than yogurt, kefir is usually sold as a drink, either plain or flavored.

Kefir contains high levels of vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes and probiotics.  Because kefir does not have a standardized nutrition content, the content values can vary based on the animal, cultures, and region where it is produced. Yet even with the range in values, kefir has superior nutrition.

Because of its unique set of nutrients it has been show to benefit the body in 7 main ways:

– Boost immunity
– Heal inflammatory bowel disease
– Build bone density
– Fight allergies
– Improve lactose digestion
– Kill candida
– Support detoxification

You can also buy freshly made Kefir from Omnia Gourmet in Dubai or then also find the Organic Larder Baking Packets Kefir for 81 AED at the Organic Food and Cafe in Dubai.

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