It’s the new buzzword in the health-mosphere, but what exactly is kefir and why has it made such a grand entrance into boutique supermarkets and cafes Australia-wide?
Kefir is nothing new, in fact, it has been consumed world-wide for thousands of years. Kefir is made by fermenting milk using kefir grains – not the type of grains like wheat or oats. Kefir grains incorporate their friendly organisms to create a beautifully liquid cultured product that contains an abundance of beneficial bacteria, vitamins and minerals.
Right now, the term ‘superfood’ is the hottest foodie hashtag. We are a society obsessed with the latest and greatest superfoods – foods that promise ‘superior’ health and wellness benefits when compared to their cousins.
So why eat regular yoghurt when you can drink it’s beautifully ‘superior’ cousin, kefir?
Fermented and cultured foods, like kefir, offer your belly billions of good bacteria to help cultivate your gut greenhouse: the powerhouse of your health. If your belly is happy, your immune system, brain, hormones – your whole body will follow suit.
Kefir not only offers superior gut-friendly bacteria, according to Dr William Cole of Mind Body Green it’s also rich in vitamin K2 – a heart disease and cancer fighter. It contains an abundance of B vitamins to keep you energised throughout the day and improves your digestive health by calming inflammation and balancing PH levels – ensuring a beautiful, thriving belly.
Kefir also doubles as your perfect Winter companion: it can help you fight off those nasty bugs by balancing your immune system.
So enough about the amazing benefits, where can we find kefir?! Sure, you can make your own at home, but why go to all the fuss when an amazing, family-owned, Australian company like Babushka produce a beautiful range kefir products right here in Australia.
Babushka produce a delicious selection of dairy and non-dairy alternatives like almond milk yoghurt, coconut frozen yoghurt, dairy cheeses and yoghurt smoothies. They taste amazing and use only the finest, natural ingredients. Who said healthy eating can’t be exciting, just look at these delicious flavours below!
Visit Babushka’s website to locate your nearest stockist and to discover more! There are some really fascinating fact sheets available for you to view on their site, allowing you to learn more about health, wellbeing and how kefir can help you along your journey to good health.