Water Kefir is Our Favorite Bubbly Beverage
I know! I know! As soon as you saw the title, you probably were wondering what alcoholic beverage I’m talking about. The truth is, our favorite bubbly beverage on the homestead is water kefir which is not an alcoholic beverage.
Water kefir is extremely good for your digestive system. It’s a great natural source of vitamin B, which can greatly help with ones energy level. I first started drinking it because I’m lactose intolerant, and have been diagnosed with Lymes disease and two other tick born diseases. It’s a lactose free probiotic that seems to help quite a bit with the digestion issues that those diseases have caused.
We always add a little tea or juice to our water kefir. Recently I’ve enjoyed adding mango juice after the water kefir is ready. This combination is to die for!
Water Kefir is Great for Gut Health
An interesting thing that we have recently learned about gut health, is that it can affect your memory. My family recently bought the book Memory Rescue by Daniel G. Amen, and water kefir is mentioned in several places in the book as being extremely important to not only gut health but in turn also memory. In this book we read, “probiotics may lower LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, blood sugar levels, and BMI…”
If you are interested in learning how to raise your own probiotics, (water kefir in my area sells for about $5 a bottle), we have a course for that on our website. Aside from learning how to make your own water kefir, we can teach you how to raise your own milk kefir, and make your own kombucha.
Homesteading Edu also has a course on making your own yogurt from scratch. Yogurt, especially, can be made at home for a fraction of the price of what it would cost to buy it at the store. Come check it out!
Until next time,
Homestead in health ya’ll!