Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesdays' Tip

I have been very negligent about keeping up with the Tuesday's Tip. I thought while I work on my groove I would rerun some of the old posts. There was some good stuff there and most of it is pretty easy. So here's the first rerun.

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Kefir

I have added kefir to my diet. Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your "inner ecosystem." It really helps sluggish digestive systems.

It is an ancient food. Anything that has been eaten for literally thousands of years has got to have something going for it! It is more nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, and it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and B vitamins.

You can make it home if you like, but it is available in most grocery stores now. I buy an organic kefir at Whole Foods. It is thick and tasty and makes a great smoothie. And it helps balance out my insides. Of course, the unflavored variety is the best, but it does come in many sweetened flavors that make it more palatable. Kefir has a little more “zing” than yogurt.

I am lactose intolerant, but the beneficial yeast and friendly bacteria in the kefir culture consume most of the lactose (or milk sugar). I don't have much trouble with it.

Kefir, it's what's for breakfast. (But I also like to take a swig any time I open the fridge. Yum.)

4 comments:

loves2spin said...

I just want to mention that milk kefir is extremely easy to brew at home. If you are interested at all, check out my "chapters" on kefir on my blog at: www.simplyhomemaking60.com

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

I have heard of Kefir but haven't really look for them at the store yet. I do like yogurt but not sure if I will like Kefir if it's more "zing" than yogurt.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Hey Julie, I enjoyed meeting you last night, too! Glad to find your blog. I haven't ever tried kefir, but do have a homemade yogurt smoothie every day, so I'll have to try it with the kefir instead!

Tipper said...

I was just talking about Kefir with a friend yesterday! I'm for sure going to try it now : )