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Everything about kefir; properties and benefits

Today we are going to talk about something that you have surely heard at some time, kefir or kefirada milk.

We are going to shed some light on a topic that has not been talked about too much and that will surely bring you benefits. Basically is a yogurt-like liquid dairy product created from the fermentation of various yeasts, fungi, and bacteria.

Kefir is the result of a fermentation 

In the process of making the lactose of the milk is transformed into lactic acid and carbon dioxide and alcohol are also produced in small amounts (1% to 3%) since the milk ferments through a lacto-alcoholic reaction, it occurs in an anaerobic condition.

It is a probiotic product since it contains live bacteria that help balance the intestinal flora and improve the immune system. According to experts, there are several benefits that kefir brings us.

Kefir: benefits
Kefir: benefits

Say that it has a double fermentation: alcoholic, yeast and lactic acid: bacterial action. The Doctor in Nutrition from the Professional College of Dietitians-Nutritionists of Madrid (Codinma), Elena Aguilar says verbatim that “the consistency and flavor depend on the alcoholic fermentation, so that we can speak of a strong, medium and soft kefir. Some types may contain alcohol content ”.

Its nutritional composition is very interesting

It has a very good nutritional composition and is rich in tryptophanfootballmagnesiummatchB vitamins y K. Its caloric intake and final nutritional composition in macro and micronutrients depend on the milk from which it starts (cow, sheep, goat ...), although the activity of the microorganisms that make up the fermentation influences the increase in its biological value.

Therefore, not all types of kefir are the same and it depends on how it has been fermented.

Currently it is being investigated if kefir can be beneficial for the prevention of different types of cancer such as colorectal, lung or breast cancer.

It is important to mention it because bioactive compounds can have an effect on the inhibition of proliferation and the induction of apoptosis in tumor cells.

KefirThe microbiota composition is made up of the following microorganisms:

The benefits are still being studied but little by little we will tell you news as they happen.

What is certain is that it is a natural food with great properties especially for the intestinal flora.