I ordered water kefir grains and just received them in the mail.
I already have milk kefir grains but I wanted to try the water kefir version. With them you can also lactoferment sugar water, fruit juice or coconut milk.
The grains (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts) come dehydrated and need to be activated with sugar water. Follow the simple directions and you're off to a whole new form of empowerment in the kitchen.
One of the best things recommended for poor gut health is to get plenty of beneficial bacteria. For example, after anti-biotics, people's guts are also affected. The flora and fauna need to be repopulated. Yogurt only provides so many strains while kefir provides 5 times as many different strains.
People on the GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) diet for Chrohn's, IBS, Celiac, for example, might benefit greatly.
You can order these grains below.
Milk kefir grains
Water kefir grains
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