- June 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm #105858
hey i was thinking of selling my milk kefir and switching to water kefir ,filtered water is much cheaper than organic milk which is like 7$ a gallon where i am ,i dont even give organic milk to my daughter just the one without hormones ,anyway also it would take sum calories away since i been drinking like 4 cups whole kefir milk a day adds up .
so is water kefir just as high in probiotics as milk ?and whats the best water to use ?June 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm #105859
i read to add sugar to it damn i dont like that idea !June 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm #105860
Water kefir is high bacteria and yeasts. However, it does not simply replace milk kefir. Water kefir, in fact, is not kefir at all. It’s real name is Tipicos and contains a different set of probiotics from milk kefir. Why don’t you keep your milk kefir but reduce your dosage and supplement it with water kefir? That way your still getting about the same amount of bacteria but increasing your strains.
I have to admit, I share your hesitancy about the sugar. I haven’t tried it yet because of it. But the longer you ferment, the more sugar is consumed by the bacteria. You can always let it go an extra day to be sure.June 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm #105913
thanks but i kinda dont wish to buy more kefir unless i sell my milk kefir ,plus caring for both grains and making both and buying filtered water may not really be a cheaper option if im still buying organic whole milk .
i guess i could just drink less kefir to avoid the high calories but i really wanted to know is if its equivalent in probiotcs and if its not like u say then its not worth it for me to switch thanks again .
im taking out all cheese from my diet now to .June 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm #105915
Well, either will give you heaps of benefit. Both will give you more. I hear you on the cost though. I buy organic milk at $9 per gallon, which is as cheap as I’ve seen it here. It’s not cheap. But if you look at it in comparison to commercial probiotics, for instance, you’re getting a crazy deal. There are far more CFU in fermented foods than commercial probiotics and they are more likely to colonize the gut. Honestly, probiotics are the last place I’d try to cut back.June 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm #105917
yea damn 9$ thats 3$ more ! crazy yea i dont want to cut back on my probiotics but i am wanting to et ;less calories and a whopping 800 calories comes from just kefir and coconut oil !i would like to lose the rest of my baby wt 25 pounds .June 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm #105918
Coconut oil! That’s my most expensive supplement I think. 18 bucks a tub for Nutiva. Sick.June 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm #105920
yea thats alot to ! im still not sure what to do here though lolJune 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm #105922
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
Water kefir, if you make it right (with organic molasses and organic dark brown sugar) is actually more expensive to upkeep than milk kefir, at least for me. It’s more difficult to care for because it multiplies REALLY quickly, unless you are drinking gallons of it a day. I started selling my excess grains of both kinds on Craig’s List to offset some of my costs. I just sell it for $5, not much money but it adds up.June 8, 2013 at 12:23 am #105928
Good point.June 8, 2013 at 12:47 am #105931
Thanks alex i did read u should use organic sugar so it may not be less in that case .but it is less caleries if the sugar is all ate up .
Do u feel water kefir dosent have the same probiotic amount as milk kefir ?June 8, 2013 at 4:13 am #105941
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
They’re different. I think milk kefir offers more than water though, personally. I wouldn’t stop drinking it. You really shouldn’t be worrying about weight and calories…just worry about getting healthy first, you know?June 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm #105947
How long do you let your water kefir ferment Alex? And how much sugar do you use? I made my first batch yesterday. I used less sugar than most recipes called for because it makes me nervous. At the same time, I don’t want less than the full microbial benefit.June 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm #105948
thank Alex ur right ,im gonna keep drinking my 4 cups milk kefir
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