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Paleo Diet and kefir

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

For someone who is following a paleo diet free of sugars is taking water kefir acceptable since it's made from sugar? What about if you're also following a non dairy restriction in your diet is taking milk kefir ok? Thank you to anyone who answers

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on July 26, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Spot on! Most of the sugar is consumed by the cultures, and the remaining isn't worth counting unless you are consuming gallons of the stuff daily.

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on July 26, 2012
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Funily enough I just procured some water kefir and the first batch shoold be ready in 24 hours or so! From what I understand, the fructose leftover (ie the sugar that is not really consumed by the cultures) is very negligible. I'm not really concerned with any effect of this, especially when I'm cogniscant of the potential benefits to digestion from drinking the kefir...

Many may say that kefir 'is not paleo', and yes, it probably wasn't consumed by people in 'paleolithic' times. We are not in those times now though and given the potential benefits stemming from kefir consumption I doubt you would have much of a problem, even if avoiding sucrose.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 26, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Spot on! Most of the sugar is consumed by the cultures, and the remaining isn't worth counting unless you are consuming gallons of the stuff daily.

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