THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT KEFIR
With a storyline in The Archers, it’s fair to say that kefir has gone mainstream. So what’s all the fuss about?
1 Kefir is a traditional milk drink that originated in the Caucasus Mountains. Like other fermented foods, it’s made with a starter, the ‘grains’. 2 Kefir has long been considered a health promoter. ‘The live cultures encourage the right balance of bacteria and yeast for a healthy gut and help support your immune system,’ says Tenna Anette, who founded drinks company Purearth. Other benefits? Better digestion and reduced sugar cravings. Plus, a new study says drinking kefir may help lower blood pressure. 3 There are now sparkling water-based kefir drinks for non-milk drinkers. Try Purearth Kefir Waters, from £3.50, purearth.co.uk.