water kefir

Water Kefir: Make Your Own Supply of Powerful Natural Probiotics

What is water kefir, and why is it so good for me? Kefir are little live strains of gut-health promoting bacteria and yeast, and are exceptionally good for our bodies. The grains can be fermented in either water or milk, and makes a fermented drink which is one of the most powerful, and cost effective, natural sources of probiotics we have readily available to us. Whilst milk kefir is very potent, and could create a die off reaction while your gut bacteria is changing. Water kefir (also known as tibicos) is much gentler on the gut and easier to introduce …

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Gut Health: 3 Low Cost Ways to Get Natural Probiotics in Your Life

When I first embarked on the GAPS Diet in 2014, gut health was still considered a little bit woo. Nowadays it’s becoming mainstream, and was recently discussed on the BBC program Trust Me I’m A Doctor. On the show, home fermented foods came out winning as a method of promoting gut health. Why you might ask? Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria (also known as good bacteria or beneficial bacteria). A lack of good bacteria is said to be the root cause of many autoimmune conditions, and when we eat fermented foods we add these good bacteria to our intestinal …