So we are assuming you have probably never heard of Kefir? Great, because it is our little health secret.Kefir is a fermented food; you can ferment vegetables, coconut water, goats or cows milk. Kefir being the later – milk. We regularly speak about the importance of fighting the bad bacteria in the body by replenishing and repopulating our gut with lots of friendly bacteria. Described by Donna Gates as “the new stars of a truly healthy diet,” fermented foods, have been proven to help the body heal in many ways by giving it the healthy bacteria (probiotics) it needs.
The fermenting process involves culturing the food for a few days /weeks so that the bacteria naturally found within them starts to ferment. Donna Gates and the Body Ecology Diet, stresses that fermented foods truly are the key to healing and are the missing link in all other systems of health (diets). It is due to its endless list of benefits, such as aiding digestion, boosting the immune system, balancing the gut flora and banishing the bloat, that have seen the product hailed as the answer to all our tummy troubles.
Fermented foods truly are the key to healing and are the missing link in all other systems of health
So if you are still following us here, Kefir is fermented milk, however, if you are one of the hundreds of thousands in the UK that are dairy intolerant, it may be a bit too much for your body to cope with. Many nutritionists suggest not to introduce dairy kefir until you are much further down the healing process.
In comes coconut kefir; the non-dairy version of this little health secret. With Just as many health benefits as cow or goats milk kefir, coconut kefir is the fermented water of fresh young coconut. Benefits of drinking coconut kefir include;
Helping beat those sugar cravings
Aiding digestion of all foods
Natural and effective treatment for IBS
Tonifying affect on the intestines and flattens the abdomen
Cleansing of the liver
Healthier hair, skin and nails
Coconut kefir contains high levels of valuable minerals. These include potassium, natural sodium and chloride, which helps nails, skin and hair become stronger, healthier, longer and obviously prettier.
Kefir also has a beneficial cleansing effect on the endocrine system (adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, overies) and studies have shown that women find that their periods are far less of a drama after a while of drinking kefir.
Ok so that’s all very well and good we hear you saying, but where can you find kefir?
You can make your own coconut kefir, just like you can milk kefir and fermented vegetables. Although, who has time for that right? Rhythm’s coconut kefir one-shot wonders have been our little life savers this year. On the shelves in pure coconut, pomegranate and mango flavours you can purchase Rhythm health online with an EXCLUSIVE 20% discount, or in wholefoods for £1.59.
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