Our Water Kefir has hit the front bench, so what's so good about it??


After many years of sitting on the back shelf (figuratively speaking/typing), our Raspberry and Pear water kefir has joined the main line up and she is here to stay.

So what is water kefir you might ask?? Well the short answer is that water kefir is the subtle cousin to kombucha, made from organic kefir grains, sugar and filtered water and fruit for flavour, water kefir is very versatile and very potent.

The full answer is: 

Water kefir, also known as tibicos or sugar kefir, is a fermented beverage made by culturing water with kefir grains, which are a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts (SCOBY). It offers several potential health benefits:

1. Probiotics: Water kefir is a good source of beneficial probiotic bacteria and yeasts. These probiotics can promote a healthy balance of microorganisms in the gut, which may support digestive health and boost the immune system.

2. Gut health: Consuming probiotics like those found in water kefir can help improve digestion, alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and may reduce the risk of diarrhea associated with antibiotic use.

3. Improved digestion: Water kefir may aid in the digestion of certain foods, particularly those rich in carbohydrates. This could reduce bloating, gas, and other discomforts associated with indigestion.

4. Detoxification: Some proponents claim that water kefir can help with detoxifying the body by aiding in the removal of waste products and harmful substances. However, the scientific evidence for this is limited.

5. Immune system support: A healthy gut microbiome is closely linked to a well-functioning immune system. Probiotics from water kefir may help support overall immune health.

6. Nutrient absorption: A balanced gut microbiome can improve the absorption of nutrients from food, which is important for overall health.

7. Potential mood and mental health benefits: There is a growing body of research suggesting a connection between gut health and mental health. Some people report improvements in mood and mental well-being after regularly consuming probiotic-rich foods like water kefir.

8. Lactose intolerance: Water kefir is lactose-free, making it a suitable option for people with lactose intolerance who want to consume probiotics.

9. Allergy and sensitivity reduction: Some individuals claim that water kefir can help reduce allergies and sensitivities, although scientific evidence supporting this claim is limited.

It's important to note that individual responses to water kefir may vary, and not everyone will experience these benefits. Moreover, some individuals may experience adverse reactions to fermented foods, such as bloating or gas, particularly if they are not used to consuming probiotics. If you have any underlying health conditions or concerns, it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before adding water kefir or any other fermented food to your diet.

Check it out and we hope you enjoy it - straight up, over ice and absolutely any time of the day. #drinkferments 

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