in praise of KEFIR

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    Mar 17, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    in my stinky fart thread kefir was finally mentioned toward the end:

    if you have not tried it, you really must. my mother introduced me to it about 10 years ago. it has more protein and nutrition than other dairy products, often less fat, and far more probiotics.

    the consistency is between milk and room temperature yogurt. it is, for all intents and purposes, pourable yogurt. try it in berry flavors!!!

    YUMMMMMM!
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    Mar 17, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    I was thinking of trying kefir soy milk since I don't do dairy... but it must not be helping your stinky fart problem, huh?
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    Mar 17, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidin my stinky fart thread kefir was finally mentioned toward the end:

    if you have not tried it, you really must. my mother introduced me to it about 10 years ago. it has more protein and nutrition than other dairy products, often less fat, and far more probiotics.

    the consistency is between milk and room temperature yogurt. it is, for all intents and purposes, pourable yogurt. try it in berry flavors!!!

    YUMMMMMM!


    i love kefir, but i think it's far less loaded (nutritionally speaking) than cottage cheese is, unless you're looking for more calories
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    Mar 17, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    Satyricon331 saidI was thinking of trying kefir soy milk since I don't do dairy... but it must not be helping your stinky fart problem, huh?



    actually, i just needed to mix my whey powder with water, rather than milk. back to froo froo poots that do no damage icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 17, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    Kefir is DELICIOUS! Do you buy it or make it? Unfortunately it's a lot more expensive here than yoghurt.
  • metta

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    Mar 17, 2010 8:26 AM GMT
    I'm actually drinking some right now. icon_smile.gif


    cottage cheese....yuk!!!! just have never been able to eat that.

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    Mar 19, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    dancerjack said
    Satyricon331 saidI was thinking of trying kefir soy milk since I don't do dairy... but it must not be helping your stinky fart problem, huh?



    actually, i just needed to mix my whey powder with water, rather than milk. back to froo froo poots that do no damage icon_smile.gif


    ahh, ok.

    I still haven't been able to find non-dairy kefir products, although I've heard they exist. In the meantime, tempeh is another good probiotics source.
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    Mar 19, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    I haven't seen soy kefir but I have seen it made with coconut milk. Of course, that means it has a kagillion calories per serving, all of them delicious.
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    Mar 29, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
    Satyricon331 said
    dancerjack said
    Satyricon331 saidI was thinking of trying kefir soy milk since I don't do dairy... but it must not be helping your stinky fart problem, huh?



    actually, i just needed to mix my whey powder with water, rather than milk. back to froo froo poots that do no damage icon_smile.gif


    ahh, ok.

    I still haven't been able to find non-dairy kefir products, although I've heard they exist. In the meantime, tempeh is another good probiotics source.


    I have been drinking this...delicious!
    http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/coconut_milk_kefir.html
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    Mar 29, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    Kefir is great and really regulates your digestive tract. The coconut milk one has a bit of a strange aftertaste imo. Lately, I've been trying to stay off dairy, but if you're not, normal Kefir is amazing
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    Mar 29, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    i think greek yogurt contains more protein than kefir.

    http://www.liberte.qc.ca/en/home.ch2
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Mar 29, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    xassantex said i think greek yogurt contains more protein than kefir.

    http://www.liberte.qc.ca/en/home.ch2

    Yeah, but who can afford it? I bought some of it at Wegman's, and it's delicious. But it was $1.79 per cup of yogurt. While they are a smidgen bigger than a generic cup of yogurt, you can't justify that price. They only had one brand, Oikos, maybe it's just that one type that breaks the bank.