Why You Should Drink Kefir


Hattie Colegrove, Reporter

So, Kefir, what is Kefir? You’ve probably never heard the word before, because I hadn’t either before I tried it. Kefir is cultured lowfat milk, with the consistency of diluted yogurt almost. Often drank by Persians, it is a natural probiotic mostly made either from cow’s or goat’s milk.

Probiotics are very healthy for one’s stomach. Probiotics balance the healthy bacteria in your stomach, it can reduce the severity of conditions such as eczema and reduce allergies, they can boost your immune system, and on and on. There are so many benefits of Probiotics out there I could never name them all.

Some, and very few grocery shops around our area carry Kefir. Luckily, Kroger in Ashland, Kentucky, right across the bridge has all kinds. Kefir can come in different flavours, which will for sure help you enjoy it more. Kefir has a natural sour taste, because it is partly fermented hence the “cultured” part of the description. Ranging from flavours like strawberry, to pomegranate, I encourage you to try something new such as Kefir.

You may only want to eat something light with it such as a bowl of dry cereal, strawberries, any fruit, but never a large meal for your first time trying Kefir. You may be grossed out by the description, but it truly isn’t that bad. It’s like drinking flavoured yogurt, it is labeled as milk but is a bit thicker so don’t let that freak you out. It’s very good for you, and if you try it, it will open your mind to trying other foods and beverages.