WHAT DOES KEFIR TASTE LIKE?
Milk kefir can have a slightly sour taste, consistency like lassi and an effervescent texture.
ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD NOT DRINK KEFIR?
People who have issues with casein and yeast may not be able to tolerate kefir. However, not all who have these problems have problems with drinking kefir. If you have these intolerances it is best to take it slow starting with one tablespoon and working it up until you can tolerate 1 cup or more a day without any problems.
IS KEFIR SAFE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN?
YES. The missing link in the health of many babies today is the presence of a healthy inner ecosystem where good microflora outnumber the bad. They can receive this through natural fermented foods like milk kefir. If your child is in good health and experiences stomach upset after trying kefir, introduce it in smaller quantities. Kefir plays a vital role in protecting and improving the immune system and in promoting children’s health and proper brain function.
WHAT AGE CAN YOU START BABIES ON KEFIR?
After their first birthday, mothers can introduce their babies to kefir by gradually feeding them tiny amounts.
IS KEFIR SAFE FOR PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MOMS?
Yes, as pregnancy has a host of digestive ailments, probiotics promote healthy gastrointestinal function that aids in relieving this common problem that pregnant women face. In addition, it increases the immune system of a baby even in pregnancy. Children inherit much of their gut flora (good or bad bacteria) from their mother while she is pregnant. Whether or not a child is breastfed also plays a role in the quality of gut flora.
HOW MUCH ALCOHOL DOES MILK KEFIR CONTAIN?
As with all cultured and fermented foods, a small amount of naturally occurring alcohol is typically present in the finished product. Although the amount will vary from batch to batch, for an average brewing period the amount is extremely negligible.
WHAT HAS MO’S KEFIR BEEN MOST EFFECTIVE FOR?
Based on customers’ feedback consumers suffering from stomach problems like IBS, bloating, gas and acid reflux responded very well to this magical beverage. The other ailments Kefir is good for in the long run are diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, depression or anxiety, eczema or acne, and other immunocompromised conditions.