Body Ecology Coconut kefir
What Is Kefir and Why Should We Drink It?
The health of our bodies is, quite literally, determined by the health of our gut and the health of our gut is determined by how well balanced our good and bad bacteria is. There’s an entire complex ecosystem of bacteria living in your gut, involving hundreds of species. In fact, we have more bacteria in our bodies than there have ever been people on the planet.
The good bacteria in our gut is there to stimulate the immune system, inhibit pathogens, help us break down foods (starches in particular), and even affect our mental capability.
This precious ecosystem becomes threatened when we don't look after our bodies the way that we should. When we eat poor food, abuse ourselves with alcohol and drugs, become ill, contract a parasite and take antibiotics, our health-protecting good bacteria become annihilated.
Unlike yogurt, kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract and is simple and fun to make at home - See more at:
Unlike yoghurt, kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract.
Coconut milk kefir is one of the easiest of fermented foods to make at home. You don't need any fancy kitchen equipment or expensive health foods, just a few household items which are probably sitting in your kitchen as you read this.
So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a glass jar, a coconut, some kefir grains and be on your way to gracious gut health in just 2 easy steps!
Kefir Grains...What Are They And Where Do I Find Them?
Kefir grains are combinations of living yeast and bacteria called "grains" however they are not a grain or related in any way to the grain family. They are a living organism and look like little cauliflower florets. Kefir grains are not always easy to come by, so if you can't get a hold of them, we find a powdered starter culture such as Donna Gates' Body Ecology's Kefir Starter Kit works a treat!
Coconut Milk Kefir Recipe
These live kefir grains look a little bit like cauliflower florets and are somewhat gelatinous in texture. - See more at:
These live kefir grains look a little bit like cauliflower florets and are somewhat gelatinous in texture. - See more at: only have to buy grains once as they are re-usable and they multiply. If you have a friend who already makes kefir, take some of theirs. If not, look for a supplier online or chat to someone at your local health food store about getting a hold of these glorious gut healing grains.
What You'll Need
- 1-2 cups coconut milk (make your own, or use a carton / can of organic coconut milk without additives and sweeteners as they can be hard on the kefir grains)
- Glass Jar
- Mesh cloth
- Rubber band
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How are Kefir Grains different to powder starter (such as Body Ecology's products) or store-bought kefir?
Genuine kefir is different than the pricey kefir you can buy in the stores. Manufactured kefir is a simulated drink, mimicking the flavor of genuine kefir. It is not produced by the traditional method. It is produced instead by a variety of bacteria and yeast (that they purchase individually) and combine. These are typically freeze-dried powder forms of bacteria and yeast, and like the Body Ecology products, are not reproducible. Traditional Kefir Grains are a formed symbiotic mass colony of various bacteria and yeast that are living, and will thrive and grow on their own in the milk, s…