Water kefir also known as fruit kefir or tibicos is a fermented, fizzy drink that has been consumed for thousands of years for its great taste and health benefits.
Why water kefir?
Because it is an all natural beverage, full of probiotics and health promoting ingredients. Best of all, its thirst-quenching, delicious, healthy, dairy free and vegan friendly.
Kefir contains a host of beneficial probiotics! Although strains vary from culture to culture, nearly 70 varieties of microorganisms can be found in water kefir grains. A 250ml glass of water kefir can contain up to 2.5billion good microorganisms.
The microorganisms in kefir transform sugar and minerals into all kinds of nutrients and components during the fermentation process:
• Organic acids
• Beneficial enzymes
• Organic components
• Various flavours
During fermentation, water kefir produces many antioxidants, which could have beneficial impacts on health.
Drinking kefir doesn’t just taste good: it’s also good for our microbiota! The gut microbiota is the collection of microorganisms that live in our gut, where they help us in digestion, weight management, blood regulation, and the immune system.