NUMBERS DON’T LIE
One capsule of man-made probiotics normally contains about 15 billion bacteria. One small bowl of fresh yogurt (500 ml), contains about 1.5 trillion beneficial organisms. – 100 times more than a 15 billion capsule.
And one small bowl of fresh kefir (500 ml), contains as many as 5 trillion beneficial organisms. Almost 400 times more than a capsule.
Kefir and other fermented milk products contain buffering agents that nourish and protect the lactobacillus from bile acids in the stomach. This way they can make it into the intestines where they produce Vit. B-12 and help to breakdown and package food for excretion. Milk products are such strong buffering agents that even poison control centers recommend drinking milk when confronted with a poison situation.
Bacteria in pill form are in a dormant cycle and the bacteria in fresh made kefir and yogurt are alive and well, making them much more fit to adapt to sudden changes in environment as they enter the body.
Kefir is considered a functional food because it functions as a health promoting food. Probiotic pill supplements only offer one thing, bacteria. Kefir offers much more; minerals, vitamins, amino acids, L-carnitine, good fats, antimicrobial agents and much more.
The Real Thing
Don’t even think about skating off easy by just buying kefir or yogurt from the store. THERE IS NO COMPARISON TO THE REAL THING. The store bought kefir is made from some kind of powdered starter that pales in comparison to making kefir with real grains. Plus real kefir tastes way better. You can also make the real kefir into a mouth-watering thick cream, which is unbelievably delicious. You won’t find this thick cream in the store either, it is much more liquidy.
Most yogurts found in stores are nothing more than fancy desserts because they are loaded with refined sugar. And good source of living probiotics is next to impossible to find in grocery stores because they have been heated, processed, and enclosed in an airtight container. These types of processes damage or completely kill the beneficial bacteria (One of the main purposes of these foods).
You must learn to make real kefir yourself with your own kefir grains. And don’t worry if you are lactose intolerant, the bacteria in fresh kefir will break down everything in the milk for you, the lactose, proteins, fats, and vitamins and minerals. In other words, it is pre-digested for you so that your body has very little digesting to do.
If you would like to learn how to make fresh kefir in under 2 minutes a day.