How healthy is Kefir and does it go with Matcha? - Teaologists

How healthy is Kefir and does it go with Matcha?

by Suranjana Banerjee October 18, 2016

How healthy is Kefir and does it go with Matcha?

Kefir is becoming more and more popular every day. It’s a very powerful probiotic beverage. Team Teaologists wanted to know more about it so that we can give you some up to date information about its health benefits. 

Kefir Matcha

What Is Kefir?

Kefir is a fermented milk beverage made with kefir "grains" which are basically a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter. It is traditionally made from dairy milk but can also be made from different nut milks and coconut milk.

Texture: Similar to yoghurt

Taste: Sour

It is very easy to make. Anyone can make it at home.

Health Benefits of Kefir

Kefir contains very useful bacteria and yeast which break down the lactose in milk into lactic acid and propionic acid. During fermentation, about 30 different microorganisms develop in Kefir which are highly beneficial for the colon and gastrointestinal tract. Kefir also helps to boost immunity.

  • If you drink it regularly, it will give you the benefit of powerful natural probiotics
  • If you have a past history of antibiotic use, drinking it every morning in an empty stomach can regenerate the friendly microflora in your body
  • Kefir has a laxative effect which helps keep the colon clean and healthy
  • It’s very beneficial for your digestion
  • 175 ml of Kefir contains:
    • 6 grams of Protein
    • Calcium: 20% of the RDA
    • Phosphorus: 20% of the RDA
    • Vitamin B12: 14% of the RDA
    • Riboflavin (B2): 19% of the RDA
    • Magnesium: 5% of the RDA
    • Quite a decent amount of vitamin D
  • Kefir helps heal inflammatory bowel disease
  • It fights allergies
  • Builds bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • Improves detoxification
  • Improves your body’s ability to digest lactose better
  • The microorganisms in Kefir also help keep your weight in check and improve mental health
  • If it’s made from full-fat dairy, it becomes a potent source of Vitamin K2 which helps prevent heart diseases, improves dental health, boosts bone health, and can also help keep cancer at bay
  • Kefir is great for those who are lactose intolerant
  • It may improve symptoms of asthma

What Is Coconut Kefir?

Kefir Coconut Matcha

Coconut kefir is a beverage which is quickly becoming mainstream due to some amazing health benefits. It is basically fermented coconut water. The biggest benefit of coconut kefir is that it eliminates the often-problematic dairy and certain teas from the digestive system while still allowing people to enjoy the incredible health benefits.

On its own, coconut is a whole food with many health benefits. It has antiviral properties, improves immunity, and also improves liver functions. It takes the same amount of time to make coconut kefir as it takes to make milk kefir.

Benefits of Coconut Kefir

When kefir is made from coconut milk or water, its benefits multiply. Coconut kefir is more beneficial and less fattening than dairy kefir or any kind of yoghurt. It also tastes way better than dairy kefir.

  • Helps detoxify
  • Improves digestion of all foods
  • Balances hormones
  • Prevent cancer cells from growing in your stomach
  • Eliminates sugar cravings
  • Eradicates Candida (a harmful yeast) from your body
  • Gives you more energy
  • Improves your mood

Does It Go With Matcha?

When you combine Kefir and Matcha, directly or as part of a healthy smoothie, you get a very powerful weight-loss drink. Matcha green tea helps to speed up up your metabolism, encouraging the body to burn more calories. Crucially Matcha helps to prevent your body from storing calories as fat, and can help to suppress cravings for food.  

You can use coconut water kefir in Matcha smoothies. Add a dash of lemon and stevia to it for a flavour boost. And remember to add lots of ice cubes to that smoothie.

Check out the Coconut Kefir Matcha Glace below: 

Coconut Kefir Matcha Glace

Suranjana Banerjee
Suranjana Banerjee


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