Nutrition and Diet Specialist Renan Güneş stated that kefir, a fermented milk product, has numerous benefits and strengthens the immune system. She listed ten reasons to drink kefir and said, “You can drink kefir to solve many problems from infection to depression. At the same time, it is an indispensable part of weight loss because it contains healthy nutrients and reduces body weight.”
It has been proven that various bacteria and yeasts isolated from kefir are resistant to low pH and bile acids, can reach the gut, have strong antagonistic effects against pathogens and have positive impacts on health.
It is known to have an antimicrobial effect. The antimicrobial effect of kefir is associated with the pH level of kefir, bioactive peptides formed due to fermentation, organic acids and hydrogen peroxide.
It has been observed that kefir, which causes suppression of Ige and IgG1 responses, has a positive effect on food allergies and allergic diseases such as asthma and atopic dermatitis.
It is reported that kefir has anticarcinogenic effects on breast cancer, gastric cancer, colon cancer and leukaemia. Studies have shown that kefir inhibits the growth of tumor cells and reduces tumor diameter.
5-Reduces body weight
Kefir has been shown to reduce excess fat accumulation and weight gain caused by a high-fat diet.
6-Protects from heart and vascular diseases
It helps to prevent arteriosclerosis in regular use. It has protective properties against heart diseases.
7- Lowers blood sugar
It has been observed that fasting blood glucose decreases significantly in individuals who consume kefir regularly.
8-Perfect against constipation
It has been reported that it improves stool frequency and consistency and accelerates colonic transit in individuals who consume kefir regularly.
9-Indispensable for diet
Kefir, very popular among fermented dairy products, should be a part of a healthy diet as a functional food with both its nutritional composition and probiotic properties.
10-Prevents muscle spasms
With its magnesium content, it helps prevent muscle spasms.