The ‘Champagne’ of Milk: 5 Reasons You Need Kefir in Your Life
If you haven’t heard of Kefir by now, it’s time to get up to speed on this ‘champagne’ of milks. Luckily, we know our stuff, and can tell you all you need to know (seriously, you’ll be running to the store to get some after reading this). Kefir-which originated in Russia, is a fermented milk product. This milk-like drink is full of many health benefits (even better than regular yogurt), tastes good, and the name just so happens to come from the Turkish word ‘keif’ which means ‘good feeling’- what more could you want?
If you’re not sold on this by the simple fact that Kefir is referred to as the ‘champagne’ of milks, then here are five more reasons you should be power walking to your local health food store to grab some:
1. Kefir is the perfect addiction to your smoothie.
Need a new ‘on the go’ breakfast smoothie? Add Kefir in the mix (you won’t regret it). Kefir is an excellent source of protein, and mixed with your favorite fruits (or protein powder for a post workout drink) you have a healthy breakfast option that will only take a minute or two to put together.
2. Improves digestion.
For those of you who need a drink to ease your stomach, Kefir is the perfect solution. It has been known to improve digestion, and even help those who have a lactose intolerance. Drinking this in the morning could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
3. Kefir is a probiotic aka it influences your health for the better.
Kefir is a probiotic which improves digestion (as mentioned above), weight management, and mental health. Kefir is said to be a more powerful probiotic than yogurt. So, are you buying a bottle of this stuff yet?
4. Not into that tart taste? Kefir comes in different flavors.
If you’re like me and need a little sugar in your life, Kefir thankfully comes in different fruity and vanilla flavors. This also comes in handy when adding to your smoothies. If you don’t have tons of fruit lying around, just add a blueberry flavored Kefir!
5. Need more health benefit related reasons to buy some Kefir? Well, it contains tons of phosphorus.
What does that mean for you? Phosphorus is something we need to help our bodies use carbohydrates and proteins for cell growth and energy. So, this being a good thing means you need to drink up!
The only thing that seems to be wrong with Kefir is that you don’t have some in your hand right now. If you’re an ‘on the go’ type of person, this is the perfect healthy solution for you. Drop your pop-tarts and McDonald's, and go get this drink. It has the vitamins, health benefits, and taste that you need to get you through your morning (or really any time of the day). So, here’s a toast to the ‘champagne’ of milks for keeping us healthy and happy!