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Eating Kefir Grains could flatten your tummy

November 03, 2017 Kriben Govender

 

There was exciting new research published. And it suggests that there may be good reason to eat your extra kefir grains along with kefir to flatten your tummy this summer.

We know kefir promotes weight loss as suggested by Kim et (2017)  and now a study  Anti-obesity Effect of Exopolysaccharides Isolated from Kefir Grains by Lim et al (2017), stated that Exopolysaccharides or EPS (which are the material that makes up both water and milk kefir grains), shows significant anti-obesity effects possibly via changing your gut bugs.  The study also highlighted that EPS supplementation significantly enhanced the abundance of Akkermansia spp. in feces.  This is fascinating because Akkermansia, a type of bacteria found in the gut is causally and inversely associated with obesity, diabetes, cardiometabolic diseases and low-grade inflammation (Cani et al, 2017). Akkermansia is a species we are closely looking at in our Gut Microbiome research via faecal matter testing at our sister company Allele Micromiome.

So rather than throwing out your extra kefir grains why not put a tablespoon in a smoothie for some gut loving goodness which may take some inches of the waistline.


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4 comments

  • Kriben Govender

    Dec 08, 2017

    Hi Rachel yes wonderful for pets

    Hi Manuel glad you are enjoying our content

    Hi Ina, grains will start to replicate with consistent fermenting and time. We recommend our premix if you are looking for rapid growth

  • Rachel Alexander

    Nov 06, 2017

    I also feed them to my chickens and dog :)

  • Manuela

    Nov 04, 2017

    Hi, I love that I receive great information from nourishmeorganics.
    I know that you could eat the Kefir grain, but had no idea that it can be of great benefit. Thank you.
    Last week I threw out 2 cups full of grains as no one wanted them. ??

  • Ina

    Nov 03, 2017

    Don’t have left over grains, look healthy but not increasing!


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