Where to get it: your local supermarket or Trader Joe's
|This is the Lifeway brand, which has a nice zing to it!|
What is it? a yogurt-type drink, result of natural fermentation
Why we approve: Kefir is an ancient fermented drink that provides protein, fats, carbohydrate and a modest amount of calories. One cup has 10-14 grams of protein depending on the brand and the thickness. Another really really cool thing is that due to the activity of the bacteria that turn milk into kefir, most lactose is almost entirely eliminated and it can be consumed even if you don't tolerate dairy very well.
TIP: always buy full fat or reduced fat versions, stay away from non fat / zero fat.
|make your own flavors with real ingredients at home, do not fall for the gazillion flavors at the store. get plain and upgrade it yourself.|
|Trader Joes Kefir is very smooth and good for beginners. It's not too sour|
Cons: can be a bit expensive, and some varieties may be way too sour; for some people just Kefir may not be enough of a meal, unless they combine it with other foods
Enjoy and be healthy!