Most Paleohackers are familiar with the drawbacks of the store-bought cow milk. But if one were to culture it with kefir or good bacterias, what are then the final outcome for your health?
Please give a balanced opinion with both positives and negatives.
asked byJohan_Lindn (115)
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on April 07, 2013
at 06:03 AM
My own feeling is the probiotic cultures make up for less than ideal milk, as long as you tolerate pasteurized milk in the first place. Raw cultured milk would be better, but too pricey.
Personally I prefer kefir because you don't have to further denature the proteins as you do in typical yogurt (you can buy cultures that don't require that).
Dairy isn't strictly paleo to begin with, so it's an individual choice.
on April 21, 2013
at 09:35 PM
I regularly make goat milk kefir with great success. (I use regular store bought pasteurized goat milk as I can't afford raw milk as I am only a student with limited money!!) :)
I drink it every day whilst my next batch is busy fermenting. And the results of drink a large cup every day?...
I have clearer skin as I have acne prone issues, my digestion is better and since I am try to gain muscle and eat a lot of calories >3500kcal, it has helped digest my food as I don't feel weighed down if you know what I mean.
Other than that I feel it has benefited in other ways that I hadn't expected like more energy,better bowels and being able to tolerate dairy!!!
Yes dairy is not paleo but tbh it doesn't really matter as long as you thrive on it and it helps then go for it!
on April 21, 2013
at 01:05 PM
As far as impact on blood sugar levels, if someone is sensitive to lactose, kefir can make all the difference. I can drink as much kefir as I desire without a significant blood sugar spike, but 8-12 oz. of milk and I get a considerable bump.