Super Foods – Kefir and Yoghurt

Super Foods – Kefir and Yoghurt

Summer is here! A season where we wish all we can do is just hop on to or switch to a light, cool and refreshing diet rather than keeping on the same heavy diet all over. So, here’s a relief for you! Now, you can have something that’s refreshing and also is cool! Yes, you guessed it right! It’s Kefir and Yoghurt!

The question now arises is how to consume, how to use it, what does it mean, how did it come into existence, and so on. Don’t worry! We’ve got your back. We are here to answer all your questions!

Let’s read further and find something new about kefir and yoghurt!

So, the term kefir is derived from a Turkish term “keyif” which means “good feelings.” The term kefir now refers to the good feeling that every person gets after drinking it. The feeling of refreshment, the feeling of awesomeness in a glass of kefir. It comprises live bacteria, yeast, milk and kefir grains.

Kefir is a type of dairy product. It is made by adding active bacteria and yeast cultures to milk. They also add sugar to make the drink taste natural. This also allows the bacteria to multiply that creates the fermented drink. Talking about the taste, kefir can be considered as drinkable yoghurt. Kefir helps modulate blood pressure and diabetes, lower bad cholesterol, kills pathogens and regulates the digestion process.

On the other hand, when we talk about yoghurt, it’s something cool that your tummy would absolutely love to have!  The term yoghurt is derived from the Turkish term “yog” which refers to something that’s “condense” or something that “intensifies” when it’s added to something. It is prepared by bacterial fermentation of milk.

Yoghurt shouldn’t be confused with curd. Yoghurt is an industrial product and is made by fermenting milk whereas curd is made by curdling milk with edible acidic substances such as lemon juice, vinegar or sometimes curd itself. It takes about 6 to 8 hours for the milk to turn into curd. To make yoghurt, the yoghurt culture consisting of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus commonly known as probiotic microorganisms.

So, whenever it’s time for you to have something that soothes your stomach and eases the digestion process, don’t forget the two major companions and Probiotic rich foods: Kefir and Yoghurt. Stay tuned with us to know more.

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