Kefir Is A Natural Weight Loss Detoxifier, Speeds Up Your Metabolism Which Helps You Lose Weight!

• April 18, 2011 • Comments (0)

weight loss power foodKefir is a milk beverage made with kefir grains, which creates a drink that strongly resembles liquid yogurt. This delicious food has a light tangy flavor with a rich and creamy consistancy. Some kefir has pureed fruits added to enhance the flavor. Kefir contains many nutritional benefits, is very easily digested and can help boost your energy.

This beverage is very high in phosphorous, an essential mineral for cell maintenance, energy and growth. Kefir is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium and the essential amino acid, tryptophan, which is known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Kefir also aids digestion of other foods when taken at the same time encouaring efficient metabolism.

Kefir is a natural and powerful probiotic which helps boost your immune system, helps regulate bowel function and helps to eliminate bad bacteria in your intestines. The bacteria and yeasts in kefir help restore the natural flora of the gastro intestinal tract by providing good bacteria that adheres to the intestinal wall.

There are many varieties and flavors of kefir available either in your grocery store or health food store. Kefir made with cow’s milk has a milder flavor than the kefir made with sheep or goat milk.

A few differences between kefir and yogurt are…kefir is fermented with both yeast and good bacteria and yogurt is fermented with just good bacteria, kefir contains more friendly bacteria than yogurt, the curd size of kefir is smaller than yogurt, therefore easier to digest. Also, kefir normally does not have sugar added as you normally may find in certain yogurts which makes kefir a better choice for your weight loss program.

You can enjoy kefir many ways, either by itself or mixed in with various other foods. Eating kefir as a snack is a refreshing treat and is easy to carry along with you while “on the go”.

Try making a dip for your raw vegetable platter using kefir and a few of your favorite spices. Adding kefir to your blender with fresh fruit will add wonderful flavor and texture, along with many nutritional benefits.

You can use kefir as a substitute for buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt in recipes and also as a salad dressing drizzled over your garden or fruit salad. Try a low calorie taco using lean ground turkey, tomato, onion, a very small amount of low fat shredded cheese and a low calorie tortilla shell. Add a small amount of kefir in place of sour cream for a much more nutritional choice.

Lastly, it’s fun to enjoy kefir right out of the bottle because it is available in many different fruit flavors.

Have fun and enjoy kefir as one of your new exciting power foods.

The Power Blast!

Calories: one cup low fat plain, 120 calories
Protein: 14 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 8 g
Vitamin C: 2.4 mg
Calcium: 300 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Potassium: ~
Sodium: 125 mg
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Carbohydrates: 12 g

Have fun losing weight while you are eating your new power food!

Nikki Canyon is a staff writer for Weightloss.CX – Weightloss Calorie Express ™

Category: Original Power Food Reports, Power Food - Dairy, Weight Loss Front Page

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