The Kefir Beneficial Micro organism and Bacteria

What kinds of good microorganism/bacteria  are in  kefir?


L. casei – Homo-fermentative [responsible for 90% of lactate synthesis]
L. paracasei – Homo-fermentative
L. acidophilis – Homo-fermentative
L. hilgardi -Hetero-fermentative [responsible for 50% of lactate synthesis]
L. delbruechkii subsp. bulgaricus – Homo-fermentative
L. kefiranofaciens – Produce Kefiran, internaly within the matrix
L. kefyri – Synthesizes kefiran superficially [possibly controlls microflora]
L. desidiosus – Heterofermentative [ferments L-arabinose and gluconate]
L. brevis [Synthesizes polysaccharide]                                                                             L. cellobiosus
L. casei subsp. rhamnosus
L. casei subsp. alactosus
L. helveticus subsp. lactis
L. delbruekii subsp. lactis
L. lactis
L. fructivorans
L. parakefir
L. paracasei subsp. paracasei
L. plantarum

Lc. lactis subsp. lactis [primarilly utilize lactose making kefir lactore-free]
Lc. lactis subsp. biacetylactis
Lc. lactis subsp. creomoris

Leuc. citrovorum
Leuc. cremoris
Leuc. mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides
Leuc. mesenteroides subsp. dextrancicum
Leuc. mesenteroides subsp cremoris
Leuc. lactis

Strep. salivarius subsp. thermophilus [primarilly utilize lactose]
Strep. lactis
Strep. lactis subsp. diacetylactis [Synthesizes diacetyl]

Acetobacter aceti [synthesize acetic acid from ethonol in the pressence of oxygen]
Acetobacter racens

Kluyv. lactis
Kluyv. marxianus subsp. marxianus
Kluyv. bulgaricus
Kluyv. fragilis

Candida kefir
Candida pseudotropicalis

Sach. kefir [controls exogenous yeasts]
Sach. unisporum
Sach. torulopsis subsp holmii

Torula kefir [controls exogenous yeasts]

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Kefir Probiotics

What are probiotics?

Probiotics, which literally mean “beneficial to life,” are live cultures that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Most probiotics include the live active cultures often added to foods like yogurt. Researchers have studied bacteria extensively and considerable evidence indicates that there are several strains of essential good-for-you bacteria that have an ability to promote healthy gastrointestinal functions, increase immunity and help prevent the development of cancer-causing toxins throughout the body. Lifeway Kefir contains seven to ten billion CFU’s of ten live and active cultures per cup to produce a wide array of health benefits.

Why probiotics are so important?

Probiotics are friendly bacteria similar to those found in people’s guts, especially in the guts of breastfed infants who have been provided this natural protection against many diseases by their mothers. Most friendly bacteria come from the Lactobacillus or Bididobacterium groups. There are several different species of bacteria in each group. Some probiotics are also friendly yeasts.

Taking probiotics is a way to keep your friendly bacteria population up to full strength so it is always at the ready to defend you. It is a way to replenish the bacteria that are killed off by the pesticides and chlorine. If you have taken antibiotics, taking probiotics is even more important because you probably have unfriendly microorganisms living in your gut that your reduced levels of friendly bacteria are having difficulty handling. Taking probiotics will increase and strengthen your friendly bacteria population to a level that will allow it to oust the intruders.

Kefir may be the best way to take probiotics

Kefir is a creamy, drinkable yogurt style fermented milk that tastes something like buttermilk. Before you say “yuck” please note that kefir is available at health food stores in natural fruit flavors and sweetened with evaporated cane juice, as well as in a plain, unsweetened variety. If you make it at home, it can be made to taste like whatever appeals to you and out of whatever type of milk you like, such as almond milk or coconut milk. It’s full of naturally occurring bacteria and yeast living in symbiosis as the result of the fermentation process. Kefir is loaded with vitamins, minerals and easily digested protein. It can even be consumed by the lactose intolerant because the yeast and bacteria provide the enzyme lactase, an enzyme which consumes most of the lactose left after the culturing process.

Kefir is fermented by kefir grains that contain the bacteria and yeast mixture clumped together with casein (milk protein) and complex sugars. The bacteria and yeast mixture can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match. Several of the strains of bacteria in the kefir culture are not found in yogurt. The yeast in kefir is able to deal effectively with pathogenic yeasts in the body. The bacteria/yeast team cleanses and fortifies the intestinal tract making it more efficient at resisting pathogens.

Because kefir is a balanced and nourishing food, it has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer. It has a tranquilizing effect on the nervous system and is beneficial for people with sleep disorders, depression and ADHD. Kefir promotes healthy bowel movements when used regularly, and helps reduce flatulence. It also helps reduce food cravings by allowing the body to feel more nourished and balanced.

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Kefir Health Benefits

The benefits of consuming kefir regularly in the diet

  1. Kefir boosts the immune system by keeping a healthy population of good bacteria and yeast in the colon and flushing the harmful bacteria out.
  2. Helps improve digestions
  3. Good source of protein
  4. Abundant source of amino acid called triptophan which is known to help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, depression and even ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) because of its calming effects on the nervous system
  5. Kefir provides superb nourishment for pregnant and lactating women, children, adults, and elderly
  6. Kefir is also great for athletes and body builders because it offer exceptional nutrition for the body to build not only muscle but also stamina
  7. Normalizes metabolism thereby can be used as for weight loss
  8. Cures acne
  9. Has anti-oxidants and anti aging properties
  10. Nourishes hair
  11. Treats the gum disease paradontosis
  12. Lessen effects of medicines
  13. Replenishes body of good bacteria after antibiotic
  14. Balances the microflora of the body’s digestive system
  15. Regulates blood pressure
  16. Lower blood sugar
  17. Lower blood lipid levels or cholesterol and fatty acids
  18. Treats diarrhea
  19. Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced.Kefir is rich in Vitamin B12, B1, and Vitamin K. It is an excellent source of biotin, a B Vitamin which aids the body’s assimilation of other B Vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, and B12. The numerous benefits of maintaining adequate B vitamin intake range from regulation of the kidneys, liver and nervous system to helping relieve skin disorders, boost energy and promote longevity.

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Kefir vs Yogurt


Both kefir and yogurt are cultured milk products

…but they contain different types of beneficial bacteria. Yogurt contains transient beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria that reside there.  But kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match.

Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt, Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, and Streptococcus species.

It also contains beneficial yeasts, such as Saccharomyces kefir and Torula kefir, which dominate, control and eliminate destructive pathogenic yeasts in the body. They do so by penetrating the mucosal lining where unhealthy yeast and bacteria reside, forming a virtual SWAT team that housecleans and strengthens the intestines. Hence, the body becomes more efficient in resisting such pathogens as E. coli and intestinal parasites.

Kefir’s active yeast and bacteria provide more nutritive value than yogurt by helping digest the foods that you eat and by keeping the colon environment clean and healthy.

Because the curd size of kefir is smaller than yogurt, it is also easier to digest, which makes it a particularly excellent, nutritious food for babies, the elderly and people experiencing chronic fatigue and digestive disorders.




Traditionally home cultured: Pure and Natural Machine-processed in factories: Artificially flavored
Strengthens and colonizes the intestinal walls Transient: Gone in 24 hrs
Normalizes the overall functions of the vital organs Only helps the digestive tract
30-43 major kinds of beneficial bacteria Few beneficial bacteria ( 2-5 kinds)
Natural energy booster Does not boost energy
Easier to digest ( curd size is smaller ) Harder to digest ( bigger curd size )
Eliminates destructive E.coli and parasites Just a mild drink with no anti-bacterial properties
Superior curative and nutritional benefits Inferior healing and no curative benefits













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What is Kefir?

Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem.” More nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins. Kefir is better than yogurt

The Difference of Goody Kefir

What make’s Goody Kefir Unique than other kefir? GOODY Kefir ONLY uses raw milk that is rBGH free (Bovine Growth Hormones). The milk also comes from farms that take great care for the cows, treating them in a humane way. Research showed that consumption of raw milk resulted to better health, clearer skin, better digestion, increased respiratory function, boosted immunity and fewer allergies. In addition, raw milk turns pleasantly sour over time and does not putrefy like pasteurize. GOODY Kefir is processed by a Food Technologist to ensure that the fermentation process is at high and premium quality

Why “Raw Milk” is the best for Kefir?

“Raw Milk”

Pasteurized Milk

Enzymes are 100% available for maximum absorption of nutrients Only less than 10% of enzymes are still remaining
100% of protein are available, all 22 amino acids with 8 that are essential. The whole protein is still available for tissue repair and rebuilding Protein-lysine and tyrosine are altered by heat with serious loss.the whole protein complex is less available
Fats that are necessary to metabolize protein and calcium and metabolically available Fats are altered by heat, especially the 110 essential unsaturated fats
All vitamins are 100% available. these are vitamins A, Carotene, B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, C,D and E. Heating causes losses in vitamins: Vit.A, D, E losses up to 66%, Vit.C losses is more than 50%,water soluble vitamins losses up to 80%
Carbohydrates are easily utilized in metabolism.Still associated naturally with elements Heat has made saome changes on carbohydrates, elements less available
All minerals are100% metabolically available. Major minerals are calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, and sulfur Minerals are altered. Calcium is altered by heat and loss may run 50% or more ,there are losses in other essential minerals
Raw milk contains enzyes and antibodies that make milk less susceptible to bacterial contamination like salmonella Pasteurizing ( heating to 145 F for atleast 15 sec.) destroys on neutralizes the milks natural antibacterial properties

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