The Health Benefits of Kefir
Kefir is a complete protein and is high in minerals and vitamins, especially the B vitamins. Because of the very high amounts of good bacteria and enzymes that kefir contains, it is an indispensable aid to digestion. Kefir has been shown to guard against pathogens as well as protecting against colon cancer.1 It has also been found to guard against infectious disease.
According to Gabriel Cousens, in his book, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine , "Because of kefir's ability to establish healthy bowel flora, it is beneficial in preventing many gastrointestinal disorders. Some researchers have found that kefir also exudes bacterial inhibitory factors, which prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. In this sense, it actually acts as a natural antibiotic. Some studies show that kefir whey neutralizes most pathogenic bacteria within 24 hours."
An interesting quality of kefir is that people with anxiety show less symptoms of it when they regularly consume kefir. This may be due to the high content of calcium and magnesium and is also attributed to the tryptophan, which produces seratonin in the brain, that kefir contains. It can also treat diarrhea, eczema, psoriasis, allergies, migraines, candida albicans, colitis, gout, and rheumatic arthritic conditions. Kefir will also assist with moving the bowel because of it's ability to promote a healthy bowel ecology.
Kefir is very easily digested by the body which makes its nutrients readily available and gives great strength to the immune system. Consuming the health benefits of kefir daily will provide a great boost to the immune system.