What Are The Health Benefits Of Kefir

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A drink made by fermenting milk with Kefir grains is known as Kefir and there are many health benefits of Kefir. The drink was first made in the Caucasus region; however the word Kefir is a combination of two Persian words, Kef and shir meaning foam and silk respectively.


The grains of Kefir are very nutritious and are very rich in probiotics. The kefir drink is also called as a miracle drink because of its amazing health benefits.


Here are some health effects of Kefir on our bodies:


Aids digestion- The micro-organisms present in Kefir aid digestion and help to get rid of common stomach problems like bloating, indigestion and gas formation. The drink also ensures regular bowel movements and thus prevention from constipation.


Rich in minerals and vitamins- Kefir provides the body with essential minerals and vitamins especially calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Kefir is also rich in vitamin A, D, K and B12.


Treating many diseases- Kefir is very beneficial in treatment of numerous diseases like eczema, ulcers, psoriasis, osteoporosis, anemia and pancreatitis.


Boosts immunity- Kefir helps to increase the immunity level in the body and thus protects from many diseases.


Diminishes growth of cancerous cells- This miracle drink can decrease the growth of cancer cells in the body and thus reduces the risk of many cancers including colon cancer.


Antibiotic and antifungal- Since Kefir has amazing antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it helps those suffering from heart diseases, AIDS and HIV


Helps to stay young- The anti-oxidants and anti-ageing properties of Kefir neutralize the free radicals by oxidizing the tissues that damage the body cells and thus slow down the ageing process.


Other benefits-Kefir also relieves those suffering from depression, allergies, colitis, diabetes and hypertension and also helps in reducing weight


Kefir is truly a wonder drink which should be added to our regular diet in order to live a healthy life.


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