“Kefir” is a probiotic dairy product, which in ancient times is known to the inhabitants of the Caucasus. Tradition grains and instructions for its preparation natives receive directly from the Prophet Muhammad, along with an order to store the secret. Considered as an elixir of youth, life, and longevity, through the time ancient residents of the Caucasus believed to vitality and longevity. For centuries Caucasus people jealously guarded secret for the preparation, until the moment when the story became involved love. Unfortunately, this is a story about unhappy love – at least one participant in the story, Prince Beg – Mirza Barchorov.
How Kefir Spread Throughout The World. Amazing Story
The beginning of 20th-century beautiful Russian woman Irina Sakharova decided to visit him in Kislovodsk, a city north of the Caucasus, with intent to mislead and deceive him a few precious grains for preparing this drink. The first part of the plan to fully succeed, but not the second, because the amorous prince fearing punishment for violating a religious law, refused to grant her wish, after disappointment, the Beauty with unfinished business returned back.
But the prince did not intend to allow her to get away, so he ordered the kidnapping of the bride. However, the marriage failed after entourage Irina informed the king about the scandalous intent of the prince. Disappointed by the procedure of the prince, the king ordered the insult inflicted on Irene to correct so that would grant her a cup with grains for preparing kefir. And so it began. Thereafter, gradually spread throughout the world and over time a lot of people were convinced of its medicinal properties.
Medicinal properties of kefir
Kefir is tasty and refreshing sour drink. It is prepared by mushroom kefir, although it is actually the symbiosis of bacteria and fungi. Experience has shown that this mushroom favorably affects the health, cure or help in the treatment of many diseases and pains.
Kefir not fattening, 100 grams with a fat content of 3.5 grams has 63 calories (which is the same as in yogurt) and has a strong capacity to regulate the digestive system. Use people who have upset the digestive system, but those who have bone problems because it helps in their empowerment.
– Strengthens immunity
– Cleanses the body of toxins
– Helps to establish normal blood pressure
– Reduces the level of cholesterol
– Assists in gastric diseases.
– Restores the flora and relieves intestinal diseases
– It helps in diseases of the liver, kidney, and gall
– Treats inflammatory processes (natural antibiotic)
– Helps in anemia and poor circulation
– cure respiratory diseases
– Helps stress, insomnia, and disorders of the nervous system
– Acts against fungi and bacteria
– slows down the
spread of cancer cells
– Helps in asthma and allergies
Also contains a lot of probiotics or the like good bacteria that are very important for the digestive tract such as:
Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Streptococcus, Acetobacter, Several beneficial yeasts such Saccharomyces and Torula kefir.
How To Prepare!
Mix only milk and grains of kefir. Traditionally, for the preparation does not use metal bowls and spoons, because it can destroy the healing effect of the drink.
For a pint of kefir take two tablespoons of cells and any milk (cow, sheep, goat). Milk can be boiled or not, but not hot. It is recommended that milk contains less than 2.8 % fat – as is the content of fat in milk higher, this drink is better.
Milk is poured into a glass or plastic container and put beads. Available (for example by serving plate), and left at room temperature for 24 hours. Room temperature should not be higher than 30 degrees. Within 24 hours the liquid thickens. May occasionally be mixed due to check density. After it should be strained kefir (recommended to use a plastic strainer), pour into a bottle and refrigerate.
Kefir mushroom should be washed with cold or lukewarm water and day – two (until the next use) be left in the refrigerator, in cold water or milk. Grains of kefir will quickly multiply, which will provide a larger amount of beverage. The amount of milk for the preparation of kefir increases in proportion to a number of cells. Drink for the purpose of maintaining health and vitality can drink every day. It is recommended to start with 100 ml and gradually increase the amount. For therapeutic purposes drink a liter of yogurt a day.
Where to purchase mushroom of Kefir
Unfortunately mushroom you can purchase in trade. You can purchase from someone who already has. It quickly multiplies, so no problem to share with others
What is the difference between this and yogurt
- Contains important bacteria that are not present in yogurt
- Contain yeasts that make the body more resistant to Escherichia coli and intestinal parasites
- Active yeasts in kefir better double affect the digestive system of food, unlike yogurt
- Contains more calcium and magnesium in yogurt that is minimal
- Rich in phosphorus, which is not in yogurt
- Tryptophan, the ingredient found only in kefir has the capacity to relax the nervous system.
- Is great for healthy weight loss, so if you are struggling with excess weight.