The health benefits of Kefir

Kefir is a type of fermented dairy product. People make it by adding bacteria and yeast cultures to milk.The cultures feed on natural sugars in the milk. This allows them to multiply, creating a fermented drink.

Some studies suggest these microbes are potentially beneficial to health. They may help control blood sugar, aid digestive health, and lower cholesterol.

Nutritional value of kefir:
90% water
6% natural sugars
3.5% fat
3% protein
B vitamins
vitamin C
vitamin A
vitamin K


People can use kefir in the same way as milk and pouring yogurt. Try:

  • drinking chilled in a glass
  • pouring on cereal, oats, or muesli
  • adding to smoothies
  • eating with fruit