Top
10
Doctor insights on: Kefir Grains

Share
1

1
Is it ok to put probiotic supplements in milk & drink the the curdled milk the next day?I dont have kefir grains?Will this process develop some grain?

Is it ok to put probiotic supplements in milk & drink the the curdled milk the next day?I dont have kefir grains?Will this process develop some grain?

Quality probiotics: Take probiotic tab or capsule in between meals. Plain yogurt 8 oz twice daily. Do not mix milk with anything. Probiotics are bacteria or yeast having beneficial effect on digestion & immune function by binding sites on mucosal surfaces & by producing chemicals that inactivate or kill pathogens. ...Read more

2

2
Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more

3

3
Does kefir water hurt divertilitus?

Does kefir water hurt divertilitus?

Should not: Kefir water is a byproduct of the milk culture product Kefir. It should not be harmful to diverticulosis condition. Diverticulosis is thought to be worsened with overweight, smoking, low fiber rich diet, constipation. ...Read more

5

5
How much Kefir is actually good for you, for losing weight?

How much Kefir is actually good for you, for losing weight?

Not relevant, sorry: Kefir is not a weight loss agent. Big people get big by eating big people food...wheat, sugar, potatoes, fruit juice, soda, artificial sweeteners...etc. If you are serious about losing weight, then stop eating these highly addictive foods. Then calories, time of day, and even amount of food is no longer important....your body will seek the weight it wants to be. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

6

6
Is kefir effective against diarhea?

Is kefir effective against diarhea?

Against some: Kefir has probiotics which are "good" bacteria. Probiotics have been shown to be helpful in shortening the time course or minimizing the severity of certain kinds of diarrhea but not all types. Consult your physician to determine if probiotics will be effective for the type of diarrhea you have. ...Read more

7

7
Will water kefir hurt diverticulitis?

Will water kefir hurt diverticulitis?

Unlikely : Liquids or water should not result in attack of diverticulitis but no one knows for sure what brings on an attack. ...Read more

9

9
What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?

What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Pros and fermented foods have similar qualities but look for higher number of strains in pros rather than higher amounts. They interact. ...Read more

10

10
Is kefir really good for weight loss...?

Is kefir really good for weight loss...?

Weight loss: The best thing for weight loss is to burn more calories than what you take in. Eating small portions of well balanced meals and exercising regularly will keep you fit and healthy. Kefir is a good source of calcium, try to drink the low fat one, has less calories. Take care! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer