If You’re Not Drinking Kefir, Here’s Why You Should

It looks like supermodel Miranda Kerr’s mother| Therese| shares her penchant for clean and healthy living! In a recent edition of Sunday Life| Therese’s diet was featured in the mag’s My Day on a Plate feature| and her healthy choices have been raising certain eyebrows on Twitter ever since.

While many people have criticized her diet| we commend it! In fact| Miranda’s mama has one daily habit that more people should know about: sipping on kefir. If you’ve never tried it before| kefir is a thick and creamy yogurt-like beverage with a tart| slightly sour taste. Beyond the flavor| it contains a mixture of yeasts and bacteria that can seriously benefit your body. Here’s why we support Ms. Kerr’s habit:

It supports healthy digestion: Containing 10 types of active microorganisms| kefir is richer than yogurt in probiotics| the good-for-you bacteria that live in your gut. Sipping on kefir may keep you regular and prevent bloating or more serious IBS-related symptoms.

It’s rich in protein: If you want to cut back on fat or calories but amp up your protein intake| add a glass of plain kefir to your daily diet. Just one low-calorie serving of nonfat kefir offers over eight grams of protein| and studies have shown eating more protein can help you lose weight.

It supports a healthy nervous system: For strict vegetarians| getting essential B vitamins can be a struggle without a supplement. Luckily| kefir is a great natural source of B vitamins ¡ª especially vitamin B12| one of the most difficult to come by if you don’t eat meat| fish| eggs| or poultry. Vitamin B12 is essential for maintaining a healthy nervous system as well as healthy blood cells.

You can easily find kefir in your supermarket alongside other milk products| or you can DIY kefir in your own kitchen. All you need are the kefir grains and milk.

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