kefir, also known as tibicos, is made from water, sugar and water kefir
grains. It contains different strains of bacteria to milk kefir.
Generally speaking water kefir is slightly less concentrated than milk
kefir and therefore some individuals find they must consume more water
kefir than they would milk kefir.
water kefir you can add lemon and different kinds of fruit or
vegetables to the mixture. It makes a nutritious fizzy drink
alternative to soda. Because the bacteria cultures in water kefir break
down sugar to produce the fizziness of the drink, it has a relatively
low GI, meaning that it probably won’t raise your blood sugar levels
suddenly. However, sugar levels can vary, so use caution if you are
diabetic or insulin resistant. Water kefir also contains B vitamins and
can aid in digestion.
people are concerned about the proteins and lactose in milk. Both
of these are broken down and predigsted by the friendly bacteria making
it very easy to digest, even for those with lactose intolerance.
different types of kefir have different benefits. Milk kefir is an
excellent source for protein and calcium. Water
kefir may have a higher sugar content, but basically the same vitamins.
Each type may have their own atvantage for each individual and they are
easy to make at home, so if you can, you might like to try both to
find which one goes best with you.