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Kefir Grains Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Kefir Grains.

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9 Foods that are Good for Your Gut

Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme...  Read more

8 Foods That Strengthen Your Immune System

Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."  While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,...  Read more

Probiotics: A Billion Good Bugs

Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a...  Read more

How to Make the Perfect Green Smoothie

Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h...  Read more

Common Foods that Can Trigger Migraines

Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf...  Read more

Request: fruit/veggie counter + whole grain counte
Updated 10/28/2014 3:34:42 PM

Hi. Just offering a suggestion for food tracker page: Same way I see the easy little click to count water intake, I would *LOVE* an easy way track my fruit/veggie and whole-grain intakes the same way. I have them as "other goals" but it would be ni...  Read more

Homemade Oat Milk, Oat Pulp, and Milk Kefir
Updated 10/26/2014 12:19:58 PM

Good morning, everyone. On a planned trip soon, I will be making a lot of my own dairy-free milks and alternatively-made milk kefir. A friend of mind (thank you, Kawmra!) recently turned me on to oat milk and milk kefir made with powdered whole...  Read more

grain free apple crisp?
Updated 10/17/2014 7:54:54 PM

Does anyone know where to find a good grain free apple crisp recipe? I am thinking maybe of one using nuts for the topping instead of oats? I would really like to have some apple crisp or something like that, but not supposed to have any grain....  Read more

Working out recipes with no grain
Updated 10/20/2014 10:03:18 AM

I have been looking at an apple crisp recipe that is fairly simple, but it has oats in it and I am not supposed to have any grains. I was wondering if it was possible to make an apple crisp using ground nuts in place of the oats. I also need to cha...  Read more

Do you include at least 6 grain servings per day?
Updated 10/2/2014 7:54:52 AM

Do you include at least 6 grain servings per day in your diet?...  Read more

Have you tried Kefir?

Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro...  Read more

WHAT IS KEFIR? Eliminate unhealthy food cravings

Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera...  Read more

Macrobiotics, eating whole foods for health

Macrobiotics: diet that focuses on whole grains, beans and vegetables to helps balance the acidic levels in the body. Which makes us stronger and healthier to prevent or fight health issues....  Read more

Have You Tried: Kefir?

A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of  yogurt, only wit...  Read more

The 11 Healthiest Food Trends of the 21st Century

By SparkPeople Head Dietitian Becky Hand, RD, LD Despite all the bad news out there about our collective health declining, it's easier than ever to eat right and improve your health. As 2010 draws to a close and we prepare for a healthy and happy 2...  Read more

Kefir grains

It appears that all the antibiotics I was on have created quite a few problems for me. The medical solution is to go on more antibiotics (though my infectious disease doc says I can't go on anymore). So I started researching, and after my new ENT b...  Read more

Canadians...with excess milk kefir grains???

I'm exploring all avenues in an attempt to find some milk kefir grains. Purchasing them from the states is not the quickest way to get my grains due to customs, but it's not a closed option. If there is anyone in Canada that has grains they are willi...  Read more