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The benefits and harms of kefir

Kefir is a fermented milk drink, which is obtained by fermenting cow's milk. For this purpose, use kefir fungus. It was first prepared in the Caucasus, where over time, the recipe began to spread to other countries. In Russia, kefir has become popular recently — in the XX century. Although initially kefir was brought to this country from the Caucasus in 1908, when kefir fungus appeared in the capital of Russia, started its own production of yogurt. Subsequently, Russia was the patented technology of production of this drink.

Properties of kefir

Kefir is a homogenous drink with different density (moderate to strong), white color. The taste of the yogurt is slightly sour. As various other milk drinks, kefir is quite useful to humans. And not only in its useful properties, but in the right use. If you make yogurt a component of the diet, you will be able to lose weight and enrich the body with useful elements. In addition, it can be used for simple cooking.

There is and fat-free yogurt, which is often chosen by those who wish to lose weight. It can be used both separately and to prepare cold summer soups and add to cereal or porridge from cereals.

The benefits of yogurt

The main advantage of yogurt's positive effect on the intestines. It prevents the growth of pathogenic and harmful microbes, infections, inhibits the development of dysbiosis. Substances that are present in the beverage composition, easily absorbed by the body, and this is a definite plus, especially for children, the elderly and people in rehabilitation.

Yogurt strengthens the immune system. It is recommended to use if there is fatigue, caused by anemia, are diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. With chronic fatigue kefir has beneficial effects on the human condition, giving him strength. Recommended yogurt and sleep disturbances because he has a calming effect on the nervous system.

Medicine recommends to use yogurt in diseases of the pancreas, liver and obesity.

Depending on the manufacture date yogurt can act in different ways. So if he's fresh, he has a mild laxative effect, and if it is more than three days, the effect is the opposite — the yogurt will strengthen. In addition, it has a mild diuretic effect, but still the yogurt is useful for swelling.

Also yogurt helps to fill the lack of protein. To get protein, you should choose a drink with minimal fat and drink about 1.5 l a day.

Eating yogurt

Most often, yogurt is consumed alone during the day. It is also useful before bedtime, improving the microflora of the intestine and making sleep more strong. Because it helps to kill the appetite, and often drink it in the evening and in between meals.

It is used as the main component for fasting days. It helps to speed up digestion and normalize the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.

Its beneficial properties of yogurt saves, if it is kept in the refrigerator, but before eating to let it sit in room temperature.

Popular recipes are the cold summer soups. Often yogurt with a low percentage of fat used for filling of cereals.

The dangers of yogurt

Yogurt can cause stomach upset in people who do not used to the microflora from the outside. It should not be given to children under 1 year due to the lack of internal microflora. With tolerability of lactose kefir is prohibited — in this case, you can purchase lactose-free milk and make yogurt yourself.