Kefir’s Superior Therapeutic Nutrition
More than just beneficial bacteria, Kefir contains minerals and essential amino acids that help your body with its natural healing powers and maintenance functions. Kefir contains 42 different strains of friendly bacteria. The complete proteins in liquid Kefir are partially digested and therefore more easily utilized by the body. Kefir has an abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Some of the more prominent of these are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin K, A, C and D. Kefir is a potent source of calcium (approx. 300 mg. per cup) that your body can absorb because unsweetened cultured Kefir is acid neutral which is not true of pasteurized milk, as the pasteurization process turns the alkaline raw milk to highly acidic. Kefir is great for pregnant and nursing mothers and for babies to ease intestinal upsets.
Why Kefir is better than Yogurt
“The reason Kefir is superior to yogurt”, is because Kefir has tons more beneficial bacteria in it. While 500 ml of yogurt contains close to 1.5 trillion organisms, the same amount of Kefir contains a mind-numbing 5 trillion beneficial and friendly bacteria. What this simply means is, a whole lot more friendly bacteria doing lots of good little things to your body that yogurt can’t do.
One of the essential amino acids abundant in Kefir, tryptophan is well-known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Because it also offers loads of calcium and magnesium — both of which are critical for a healthy nervous system — Kefir in the diet can have a particularly calming effect on the nerves. Rich in the B Vitamins: Kefir is an excellent source of Vitamin B7 (biotin), which aids the body’s absorption of other B vitamins, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) B3 (niacin), B6 (Pyridoxal phosphate), B9 (folic acid), and B12 (cobalamin). The many advantages of maintaining adequate B vitamin intake range from regulation of the normal function of the kidneys, liver and central nervous system to helping promote. It is known that people who experience depression are usually low in their B vitamins.