Yoram Yasur Blume explains the benefits of Kefir
Surely you’ve ever heard about the health benefits of kefir. It is a food product of the fermentation of different microorganisms that act in the same way as an antibiotic, but natural. It looks similar to yogurt. Yoram Yasur Blume explains that what it does is kill bacteria that are harmful to health, but at the same time promote the formation of healthy bacteria. Thanks to this process, it improves not only the intestinal flora but also the immune system.
What is kefir?
Kefir is a colony of microorganisms that are beneficial for health. Its appearance is similar to that of curdled milk, the taste is a bit more acidic than that of yogurt and contains a mixture of probiotics and prebiotics. Yoram Yasur Blume: “In an appropriate environment, the ingredients of kefir, the grains containing sugar substrates and proteins like milk proliferate, ferment and reach the ideal composition for consumption. These grains keep fermenting, so it never ends”.
Types of Kefir:
There are two types of kefir that are classified according to their type of fermentation:
- Water kefir: It is ideal for people who have lactose intolerance. It feeds on mineral or coconut water with brown sugar.
- Milk kefir: It is made with milk of beef or goat although you can also use yogurt and soymilk.
What is kefir for?
Good and bad bacteria inhabit the intestine. When there is imbalance and the number of bad microorganisms prevails, health is recent. The intestine is known as the second brain, it is one of the most important organs of the body. Yoram Yasur Blume: “Among its functions is, for example, the production of immune system cells. One of the great advantages of kefir is precisely the improvement of the intestinal flora, that is, the re-colonization of good bacteria in the intestine that must always be regulated so that health is good”.
How to make kefir:
Kefir has the advantage that it can be made at home and never ends, because the beans with which it is prepared always serve as ferment. Learn how to prepare them.
- Milk kefir: In a glass bowl, mix a tablespoon of kefir grains with two cups of milk. Cover with a damp cloth and take it to the refrigerator. Wait 36 to 48 hours for the substance to ferment and take on the appearance of a yogurt. Put the preparation in another glass container and place the granules that were separated again in milk so that they re-ferment and the cycle starts again.
- Water kefir: It is prepared just like the milk kefir but the milk is replaced with coconut water.