Coconut Kefir: 2019’s Greatest Superfood
Posted on: 08 April 2019 by Tom Clark
Kefir has been popular amongst health enthusiasts for as long as I can remember
Kefir has been popular amongst health enthusiasts for as long as I can remember, but now there is a completely new variety of kefir available on the market – Coconut Kefir UK!
Kefir has for many years been enjoyed around the world for many years, enjoyed as a healthy and refreshing beverage, however coconut kefir is set to take over in popularity, with all that has tried the new wonder drink absolutely falling in love with its delicious taste!
Looking back, kefir has generally been made from cow, goat of sheep’s milk, fermented using kefir grains. Kefir grains consist of lactic acid, yeast, proteins, lipids and sugars, and are not actually grains at all. The ingredients when combined makes a gelatinous substance. It has now been discovered that milk does not have to be used and instead other beverages can be chosen such as coconut water and coconut milk!
Coconut Water is the slightly cloudy liquid that can be found inside coconuts, it is fresh and delicious and enjoyed by many! Coconut water alone is really health containing potassium, carbs, protein, minerals and vitamins, and it is also low in cholesterol and fat. Coconut water contains electrolytes and minerals that are crucial to the function of our body’s cells.
Coconut kefir is what you would expect – It is coconut water that has been fermented with kefir grains, and similarly to dairy kefir this beverage provides fuel for the beneficial bacteria in your gut, possibly even more than dairy kefir with coconut water in itself offering so many advantageous health benefits.
The only downside to coconut kefir is that it is higher in sodium than other available kefir drinks and could possible in turn contain more calories. This does not have to been seen as a negative though – All calories coming from Kefir are positive!
If you now would like to learn more about coconut kefir or would like to try it for yourself, we advise you visit your local probiotics supplier today who will no doubt be able to help you. It is possible to purchase premade coconut kefir, however the tastiest kefir is always homemade kefir, so it might be in your best interest to purchase a coconut kefir brewing kit from a specialist such as Happy Kombucha.