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Kefir for Diabetics

Posted on February 15, 2015 | No Comments on Kefir for Diabetics

Also known as bulgaros, kefir is a cultured milk product like yogurt with a tart and even sour taste. Milk from inoculating cow, goat, or sheep is fermented using kefir “grains”, which is a fermentation starter. Unlike yogurt, Kefir is nutritious and therapeutic providing protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins, which help the inner eco-system.

Some people believe of the potential of Kefir grains for helping diabetics control their blood sugar. Kefir grains produce carbon dioxide, alcohol and lactic acid when mixed with sugar. The acidity of Lactic acid is beneficial to diabetic patients because it helps reducing blood sugar levels. Thus, Kefir can potentially be a substitute lemon, vinegar or extra virgin oil for diabetics to improve acidity.

Another help of Kefir for diabetics is its digestible protein content. This type of protein are not meat-based hence, it will provide diabetics with protein without the risk of raising cholesterol or heart disease one gets in beef and pork.
Finally, Kefir can be used as substitute for sodas or soft drinks. When Kefir grains are mixed with sugar-water solution, it produces a bubbly, carbonated water kefir drink, which is way healthier than regular sodas. In this way, diabetics can enjoy soda like drink without fear of spiking their sugar levels.

Apart from the above, Kefir is also great for diabetic children because they can be made into a delicious smoothie that kids love. It is also provides excellent nourishment for pregnant and breast feeding women, the elderly, as well as people with immunity problems.

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