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kefir

[kef′ər]
Etymology: Russ, fermented milk
a slightly effervescent, acidulous beverage prepared from the milk of cows, sheep, or goats through fermentation by kefir grains, which contain yeasts and lactobacilli. It is an important source of the bacteria necessary in the GI tract to synthesize vitamin K. Also spelled kephir.

ke·fir

(ke-fēr')
An enzyme-rich drink made from fermented milk that helps maintain the workings of the gastrointestinal tract.

kefir

, kefyr (ke′fir, kē′fĕr) [Russian kefir]
A preparation of curdled milk made originally in the Caucasus by adding grains of kefir (a probiotic combination of bacteria, yeasts, proteins, lipids, and sugars) to milk.
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The main objective of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of the fermented kefir in vitro against different pathogens and to evaluate its hepatoprotective effect in mice.
El kefir ha sido consider if ado tradicionalmente como una bebida lactea fermentada, refrescante y promotora de buena salud (Garcia Fontan et al.
Innovative startup Rhythm Health spent nearly a decade developing a probiotic formula that would thrive in a coconut-milk based kefir drink.
Just like with yogurt, avoid fruit-flavored kefir, which can be loaded with added sugar.
Whisk the chocolate into the kefir mixture and slowly stir in the sieved flour, cacao and salt.
I give my flock water kefir grains or a cultured dairy probiotic, usually mixed with some leftovers in a pan, as well as adding a tablespoon or so of kombucha to their water every time I fill the fount.
El kefir es excelente para tratar problemas digestivos, mejorar la salud de los huesos y combatir infecciones.
The present study was conducted to investigate the influence of different levels of Kefir as probiotic origin on performance values and serum enzymes of male Japanese Quails.
Every ultra-creamy, probiotic-rich drop of Maple Hill Creamery 100% Grass-Fed Whole Milk Kefir is made exclusively with organic milk from certified 100 percent grass-fed cows.
Keen to see if good bacteria could help with her medical problems, she started introducing the "healing powerhouse" of kefir (a fermented milk product resembling thin yogurt), kombucha (bubbly tea), and cultured vegetables into her diet, and soon reaped the rewards.
The ancient Greeks, Armenians, and others fought disease and infection with fermented milk kefir (probiotics) and moldy bread (antibiotics).