TIP OF THE DAY: Drink Kefir, Delicious & Very Healthy

Top: Kefir as a midday snack or even a better-for-you dessert. Photo © Viktorija | Fotolia. Middle: Green Valley Organics makes lactose-free dairy products, including kefir, yogurt, sour cream and cream cheese. They’re a godsend to dairy lovers with lactose intolerance. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE. If you’re sensitive to cow’s milk, or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Difference Between Kefir & Buttermilk

“Kefir tastes like buttermilk,” writes a reader. “What’s the difference? Both are cultured beverages—meaning that probiotic bacteria cultures are added to ferment fresh milk. But the “recipes” differ significantly. For starters, kefir may contain a dozen or more different bacterial strains and yeast cultures; buttermilk typically contains only one probiotic strain: lactic acid bacteria. Kefir…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Flavored Kefir Instead Of A Smoothie

You can blend your own smoothie or pour it ready-to-drink from a bottle of flavored kefir. Photo courtesy RevivalSoy.com.   Many people think that kefir is the same as drinkable yogurt. That’s close, but not exact. Kefir is even healthier than yogurt. In fact, kefir is often called a “super yogurt,” since it is up…
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PRODUCT: Lactose-Free Yogurt, Kefir & Sour Cream

There’s a plethora of lactose-free milk options in supermarkets, since more and more Americans are being diagnosed with lactose intolerance. (If you have digestive upsets after consuming milk products, take this quiz, then see your healthcare provider.) But what about yogurt, kefir and sour cream? Conventional supermarkets don’t carry lactose-free versions. Fortunately, natural food stores…
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PRODUCT: Evolve Probiotic Kefir

Some kefir drinks taste like drinkable yogurt. Others taste like delectable smoothies. Evolve kefir drinks are the latter—which makes it very easy to consume vast quantities of beneficial probiotic bacteria. Probiotics help to promote digestive health and enhance the immune system; while smoothies help to soothe the soul. Learn all about kefir in our review…
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