Benefits of Drinking Kefir
The benefits of drinking kefir are extensive. As mentioned kefir is both curative and preventive. It possess both antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Except for a few exemptions, like those who really have super sensitive intestines, everybody is welcomed to drink. Each 175 gram of kefir provides about 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium, which is important in maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid in kefir, has calming and relaxing effect. A single serving of plain, non-fat kefir has less than 100 calories, but provides 10.5 grams of protein, which makes you feel fuller without extra fat, thus a perfect choice for those who want to lose weight.
Kefir is known to regulate the immune system, to promote production of bile, to provide natural protection against diseases, to improve blood circulation, to regulate cholesterol and sugar levels, to regulate blood pressure, to strengthen the kidneys, to slow down aging and many more. It is excellent nourishment for the elderly, pregnant and nursing women, kids and those who are immunocompromised. It targets almost all our body system and is known to treat numerous disorders:
- Respiratory disorders: tuberculosis, acute bronchitis
- Cardiovascular disorders: hypertension, anemia
- Gastrointestinal disorders: ulcer, reflux, gastritis, hepatitis, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, leaky gut syndrome, colon cancer
- Genitourinary disorders: urinary tract infection, prostate cancer
- Neurological/Psychological disorder: depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), migraine
- Dermatological disorders: eczema, acne, allergies, psoriasis
- Musculoskeletal disorders: arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, rheumatism
Although some of these health claims are still under research, most of them are from personal experiences of kefir drinkers.