Is Kefir Healthier For Your Gut Than Yoghurt

The old argument of “Is Kefir Healthier For Your Gut Than Yoghurt” is an easy one to answer and it is supported by medical science. Dr Berg explains the reasons for this in the video at the end of the article.

The simple answer to the question of which is healthier, Kefir or Yoghurt, is straightforward, Kefir, specifically Milk Kefir is far healthier for you than yoghurt.

Why is Kefir Healthier than Yoghurt

It is quite straightforward. Yoghurt

Is Kefir Healthier
  • cleans your colon, and
  • feeds the bacteria in your stomach. It feeds any bacteria in your stomach, good or bad.

Where Kefir outshines yoghurt is that Kefir

  • infuses the good bacteria into your gut, many different strains
  • gets rid of the bad bacteria
  • introduces heathy yeasts
  • gets rid of bad yeasts
  • adds more nutriens like
    • Tryptophan
    • Calcium
    • potasium
    • B12
    • B1
  • is easier to digest and
  • is the best remedy for candida.

Types Of Kefir

There are two main types of Kefir that are available around the world and they are:

  • Milk Kefir
  • Water Kefir

There are also many different strains of Kefir with different strains of bacteria and yeast but they all have the same or similar benefits. A serving (250ml) of whole milk kefir contains approximately:

full cream milk
  • 145 kcal
  • 8.3g protein
  • 7.5g fat
  • 11g carbs
  • 333mg calcium
  • 28mg magnesium
  • 383mg potassium
  • 0.7mcg B12

Vitamins And Minerals

Small doses of Kefir 175ml(6ounces) has a tremendous amount of goodness in them, e.g. (2Trusted Source):

  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Calcium: 10% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 15% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B12: 12% of the RDI
  • Riboflavin (B2): 10% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
  • A decent amount of vitamin D

Sourcing Kefir Grains

Most people are totally unaware of Kefir’s existence or benefits to our health so its availability in stores and Chemists has been very limited and relatively expensive. This being said, with a little effort and research, you can find Kefir grains available in most areas. The problem is that many people who now sell the grains do not provide great support later on. This, however, can also be said of the supermarkets and chemists.

When looking for kefir grains, try and find a supplier that actively produces and markets Kefir products. I am not a great fan of the dried commercial grains as some of my customers come to me after having spent a fair sum of money on commercially dried grains that just did not produce as expected and there is no one to go to for help.

Kefir Is Less Work To Make Than Yoghurt

Unlike Yoghurt, which requires heating and a sustained temperature for extended periods, Kefir is a mix and forget, room temperature operation. It is simple to make and does not cost you an arm and a leg for cultures every time you want to make a fresh batch.

For more info on how to make kefir go here. If you need help or advice regarding your kefir, please drop me a line here and I will try to help. If you need Kefir grains, please visit our shop.