Kefir is the cousin of yogurt and its roots can trace back more than 2000 years. Originating in the Caucasus Mountains of Europe where people live well past 100 years, the word kefir is for good feeling, probably due to the sense of well-being experienced after drinking it.
Kefir contains 10 live and active kefir cultures. L. casei; L.lactis; L.acidophilus; L.plantarum; L.rhamnosus; S.diacetylactis; S.florentinus; B.bacterium longum; Leuconostoc cremoris; B.bacterium breve. Kefir is a great source of protein, calcium and fiber, and with ten live and active cultures, including L. acidophilus, there's nothing better for your health. With inulin to boost calcium absorption (studies have shown that 8 g of inulin (a natural dietary fiber) increases calcium absorption.
Published research has shown that healthy probiotic cultures found in Lifeway kefir may:
Enhance the immune system;
Help control high cholesterol levels;
Promote digestive health.