Do you know that everyone of us owns “pet” within our own body? Yes, your very own “pet”, that is, your gut bacteria. Did you feed them well with the right food like superfood kefir today? Here is why it is important to feed your “pet” the right food with video tutorial on how to made your very own superfood kefir at home…
If you ever experience constant bloating, gassy, brain fog, fatigue, get cold & flu easily, being emotional unstable, etc… these are the symptoms of yo not feeding your “pet” within your gut well.
5 Reasons Why You Need Good Gut Bacteria To Not Just Survive But Thrive In The Sky
- Humans evolved in a bacteria-rich environment. The food we ate, the ground upon which we slept, and even the water we drank sent a steady stream of microbial diversity into our bodies – and this went on for hundreds of thousands of years. It made for occasionally lethal infections, but it also made possible the digestion of a wide variety of foods, an ability that we continue to enjoy today. People have been eating bacteria ridden foods for hundreds of thousands of years.
- A substantial part of our immune system (over 70%) depends on healthy gut flora. How? Healthy gut flora populations helps protect against invading microbes by simply taking up space and generally being more proficient at obtaining nutrients than the intruders. They’re playing defense, and informed, experienced defenders who know their way around always have the advantage. Besides, intestinal flora communicates with the immune system to help them focus on invading microbes and pathogens and not on the good bacteria that has been taken in.
- Gut bacteria improve your bone mineral density by increasing the solubility and absorption of minerals from the gut from the food that you eat. How? Healthy gut bacteria have cellulase, which is an enzyme that we do not produce. They help breaking down the cellulose in vegetables and really unlocking the matrix of vitamins and nutrients that otherwise really wouldn’t be accessible to us since we have wimpy digestion when you look at all kinds of animals. In addition, certain gut flora can actually turn phytic acid into inositol, and preventing phytic acid from mineral binding that prevent absorption of various minerals from the food you eat and hence releasing nutrient involved in mood regulation, insulin sensitivity and bone mineral density. Meaning that they help you to digest the food you eat better and enhance nutrients absorption from the food you eat.
- Gut biome represent your “second brain”, since gut flora produce a ton of neurotransmitters, about 95% of our serotonin—known to have a beneficial influence on your mood—than your brain does and it also produces half of our dopamine. Besides, the enteric nervous system, found in the gut, has more neurons than the spinal column or central nervous system. Long thought to be only concerned with directing digestive contractions, the enteric nervous system has a direct conduit to the brain: the vagus nerve, 90% of those fibers are dedicated to communication from the gut to the brain.
- Gut microbiota has in fact can increasing your brain growth hormone called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) level, which is very important chemical, that actually allows the brain to grow new brain cells and protects your brain cells as well, less brain fog, better focus. The conclusion is that gut bacteria not only help determine the nutrient content of our meals, they mediate our subjective interpretation of everyday life and our interpersonal dealings with others. They’re constantly learning new things and defending us from interlopers and communicating with and perhaps even telling us what to think and how to act. It’s almost overwhelming to even imagine.
How To Make Superfood Kefir?
In this blog post, let’s dive into one of the top 10 fermented food for our gut “pet”- superfood milk kefir. Milk kefir is not only easy to make, it is a delicious, probiotic-rich, versatile beverage your whole family can enjoy. Whether you are just exploring how to make milk kefir at home or have cultured dairy before, this video and instructions are here to help make culturing milk kefir at home easy. (Courtesy Cultures For Health)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
- These instructions utilize the traditional starter culture known as milk kefir grains, rehydrated and ready to make milk kefir. To use a powdered Kefir Starter Culture, consult Cultures For Health article on How to Make Kefir with Direct-set Starter Culture.
- If you have purchasedCultures For Health dehydrated milk kefir grains, please follow the instructions included with your milk kefir grains or watchCultures For Health helpful how-to video on How to Activate Milk Kefir Grains to get started.
- If you wish to use raw milk to make milk kefir, be sure to activate your milk kefir grains using pasteurized milk first. You can then slowly transition them to raw milk.
Author: Cultures For Health
Equipment for Making Milk Kefir:
- Glass jar
- A non-metal stirring utensil
- A breathable cover for the jar such as a tight-weave towel, paper towel, or paper coffee filter
- A rubber band to secure the cover to the jar
- A fine mesh plastic strainer for removing the kefir grains from the finished kefir
Ingredients for Making Milk Kefir:
- 1-2 teaspoons active Milk Kefir Grains
- Cow or goat milk
- Transfer the kefir grains into up to 4 cups of fresh milk.
- Cover with a coffee filter or cloth secured by a rubber band.
- Place in a warm spot, 68°-85°F, to culture.
- Culture until milk is slightly thickened and aroma is pleasant, generally 24 hours.
- After culturing is complete, separate the kefir grains from the finished kefir.
- Place the kefir grains in a new batch of milk.
- Store the finished kefir in the refrigerator.
- Enjoy your very 1st superfood kefir drink! You may top with 1 serving of sweet fruit/ low GI fruit/ nuts & seeds and serve together with kefir too (in case you are not used to kefir’s taste!)
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About: Kay Chong is currently an energy-based food, constant jet-lag recovering & healing food researcher,blogger, healthy eating lifestyle strategist, and a community pharmacist. Kay shares healthy, healing & recovering food recipes, energy boosting food recipes for flight attendants who travel frequently across different time zones and combating with constant jet lag health issues every day. Every recipes that Kay choose, she will make sure that all the ingredients in each and every recipes that are being shared here is the best, healthiest, toxin-free and contain the most healing energy in it. Why? Because Kay believes that the REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS are the most powerful DRUG that can CURE and PREVENT ANY CHRONIC DISEASES on earth!
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