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Kefir and Probiotics

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Hi,

I have controlled acne thanks to a successful paleo diet. My acne worsens with sugar and diary so what probiotics can i make in small doses to me to more convenient for my self?

do you have feed water kefir organic cane sugar like suggested as i am worried the left over sugar from the sugar cane will cause my acne to flare up again?

any suggestions as i rather take food form probiotics and not supplements as i don't believe they are all that necessary.

thanks again.

Be8e882e66a1c0924b4b3f3e1ae1f851

on July 09, 2014
at 10:54 AM

coconut milk kefir is delicious!!! just make sure to rest your grains for at least 2 days in dairy inbetween coconut milk kefir batches or they will eventually lose steam and die.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on October 28, 2012
at 01:19 AM

Milk kefir will ferment coconut milk, and then you can return the grains to dairy milk. I've heard you only need to return the grains to dairy every few batches, but I always return them after only one batch. Coconut milk ferments much quicker than dairy milk, so beware. 8 hours is more than enough time, even in my cool kitchen.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on July 16, 2012
at 12:59 AM

yep, what teaelf said.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on July 15, 2012
at 12:21 AM

There are separate water kefir grains that eat regular table sugar, and dairy kefir grains that require lactose. You can use dairy grains in coconut milk or water, as long as you periodically refresh them in dairy milk. Water kefir grains do better in coconut, but both will work.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on July 14, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I thought that milk kefir grains needed certain nutrients (ie. lactose) which isn't present in coconut milk? I've been advised that it has to be a mammalian milk to ferment with milk kefir grains.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 14, 2012
at 05:00 PM

+1 for sauerkraut. Also fermented ginger carrots are tasty and awesome as a little side serving with larger meals.

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

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on July 14, 2012
at 02:41 PM

You can make it with water kefir grains. http://www.culturesforhealth.com/coconut-water-kefir-recipe I second the cultured veggies or raw sauerkraut. So easy to make.

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on July 14, 2012
at 02:40 PM

you can make your own. Just buy coconut water and Kefir starter. There are tons of videos on youtube that show you step by step.

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on July 14, 2012
at 02:16 PM

I am from UK so im not sure where i could find this, thanks for your help though!

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on July 14, 2012
at 02:27 PM

There shouldn't be much sugar left after fermentation, but you could do a short, controlled test to see how your body reacts. I'm a fan of fermented veggies like raw sauerkraut. Have you tried those for probiotics, instead?

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 14, 2012
at 05:00 PM

+1 for sauerkraut. Also fermented ginger carrots are tasty and awesome as a little side serving with larger meals.

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C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on July 14, 2012
at 06:08 PM

You can make kefir with coconut milk using dairy kefir grains. If you google around you will find more info. In my opinion kefir is the easiest ferment to make.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on July 14, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I thought that milk kefir grains needed certain nutrients (ie. lactose) which isn't present in coconut milk? I've been advised that it has to be a mammalian milk to ferment with milk kefir grains.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on July 15, 2012
at 12:21 AM

There are separate water kefir grains that eat regular table sugar, and dairy kefir grains that require lactose. You can use dairy grains in coconut milk or water, as long as you periodically refresh them in dairy milk. Water kefir grains do better in coconut, but both will work.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on July 16, 2012
at 12:59 AM

yep, what teaelf said.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on October 28, 2012
at 01:19 AM

Milk kefir will ferment coconut milk, and then you can return the grains to dairy milk. I've heard you only need to return the grains to dairy every few batches, but I always return them after only one batch. Coconut milk ferments much quicker than dairy milk, so beware. 8 hours is more than enough time, even in my cool kitchen.

Be8e882e66a1c0924b4b3f3e1ae1f851

on July 09, 2014
at 10:54 AM

coconut milk kefir is delicious!!! just make sure to rest your grains for at least 2 days in dairy inbetween coconut milk kefir batches or they will eventually lose steam and die.

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1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

on July 14, 2012
at 02:14 PM

What about coconut water kefir? http://www.inner-eco.com/products.html

Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

(1478)

on July 14, 2012
at 02:40 PM

you can make your own. Just buy coconut water and Kefir starter. There are tons of videos on youtube that show you step by step.

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

(614)

on July 14, 2012
at 02:41 PM

You can make it with water kefir grains. http://www.culturesforhealth.com/coconut-water-kefir-recipe I second the cultured veggies or raw sauerkraut. So easy to make.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(496)

on July 14, 2012
at 02:16 PM

I am from UK so im not sure where i could find this, thanks for your help though!

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on October 27, 2012
at 11:05 PM

Kefir grains of all kinds including water kefir feeds on sugar. So that's something you won't be able to get around. But, as the others said it will eat up almost all of that sugar.

kefirprobiotic.org

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49f6b00e142ad9f2c836691a643ca85c

on September 06, 2012
at 03:55 PM

try CocoKefir or CocoYo www.cocokefir.com

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