A Favorite Bubbly Beverage
I know! I know! As soon as you saw the title, you probably were wondering what alcoholic beverage I was referring to. Actually, our favorite bubbly beverage on the homestead is water kefir. It’s not considered an alcoholic beverage.
It’s extremely healthy for your digestive system, and has a lot of vitamin b naturally present in it which is great for helping with energy. I started drinking it initially because I’m lactose intolerant, and have been diagnosed with Lymes disease in the past along with two other tick born diseases. It’s a lactose free probiotice that seems to help quite a bit with the digestion issues that those diseases have caused.
We always make ours with a little tea or juice added to it. A recent favorite of mine is adding mango juice after the water kefir is ready. That is to die for!
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. According to that book, “probiotics may lower LDL colesteral, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, blood sugar levels, and BMI, according to researchers who have found accumulating evidence of probiotics’ benefits.”
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.
We also have a course on making your own yogurt from scratch on our website. Especially yogurt can be made at a fraction of the price of what it would cost you to buy it. Come check it out!
Until next time,
Homestead in health ya’ll!