Shared by Joyce Ng (Facebook) from Singapore
Just for sharring!Benefits of drinking water kefir and using it on your skin
Drinking Water Kefir can help you achieve your optimal health, strengthen your immune system, and help to prevent diseases of all kinds. Most importantly, it restores good digestion - the key to health and longevity. When your body is out of balance, unfriendly opportunistic bacteria and yeasts can take over - producing irritable and bad digestion, food allergies, headaches, flu, skin rashes, and other more serious disorders.
Water kefir is something you and your family can drink and use on your skin every day.
Inhibits the growth of unfriendly bacteria and yeasts, and helps beneficial probiotic microorganisms to colonise and thrive in your digestive tract, and throughout the test of the body (skin, eyes, bladder, vagina, nose, throat, etc).Contributes to a healthy immune system.Reduces inflammation.Helps with the digestion of food and micronutrients.
The KEY for health and longevity is good digestion, and a balance of good bacteria are the essential starting point.Heals, or reduces the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome IBS)including bloating, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea/constipation, nausea, low energy, muscle aches and pains.Heals intestinal dysbiosis and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).Increased energy and overall feeling of good health.Can stop unhealthy food cravings, especially for sugars and sweet foods.
Skin complexion and overall condition improves. Brown liver spots / age spots can fade, as can skin tags, moles, warts etc. It can ease or cure many skin conditions, such as psoriasis,eczema and acne.Hair and nails look healthier, and are strengthened and improved.
Liver cleansing, as in traditional Chinese medicine, thus easing aches and joint pains, and benefiting the eyes.Glandular ( endocrine) system (adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, ovaries) benefits. Women have healthier periods, some women have periods start again after early menopause.
A tranquillising effect on the nervous system has helped many who suffer from sleep disorders and insomnia, depression, ADHD and autism
(1) How To Culture?
First of all, we need to know that Kefir grains love mineral
and do not like chlorine
As such, you will need to get :
a) raw sugar (which is rich in mineral)
b) bottled mineral water (no chlorine)
No specific brand
This is 1F
First Fermentation, sugar water & grains
Second Fermentation with added fruits
1) 2F can be done in fridge, but need longer hours
2) If you want fizzi drink. do 2F in long neck bottle & leave at room temperature
Be careful though, the gas may burst the bottle if you do not open the cover
to let out the gas at least once a day!
3) Short term storage:
Water Kefir Grains wii hibernate in 1F in the fridge, so the grains will stay at the bottom.
Do not throw away your grains. It is not dead!
4) long term storage 2-4 weeks in fridge, 2F with more sugar