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Have you tried/made WATER KEFIR?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Hi again,

I cannot have fermented foods yet (due to addiction to them) and I cannot have probiotics because they are dead (I have six more hours to pronounce them clinically dead).

I have decided to try water kefir.

I would like to hear ANY FEEDBACK if you ever made/tried water kefir.

Did it help your gut? Do you feel any different when you drink it? Is it hard to make? Do you think it is worth it? ANY ADVICE is welcome.

Thank you very much.

Love,

VB

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on September 03, 2012
at 02:48 PM

I used the same grains. How can I tell if the grains are contaminated? (besides getting sick from the water kefir).

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on September 03, 2012
at 06:44 AM

Water kefir is a fermented DRINK. :)

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:54 PM

water kefir is a fermented food.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Thank you very much for your honest answer. Something to watch out for.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:08 PM

I used to have kombucha... and it was slimy and stinky so... I got rid of it. I will try water kefir. Thanks!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Thank you for your answer. It is encouraging to know it tastes good.

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:03 PM

I didn't notice anything when I drank it either, for a few months while I was healing from celiac disease.

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Are you sure your grains were not contaminated? When you restarted, did you buy new grains, or you just reused your old ones, or from the same source? In that case, they could have been contaminated, that's why they made you sick.

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on September 02, 2012
at 03:32 PM

Its not hard to maintain and can taste quite good (I add some lemon juice to it).

However, I've been drinking WK for a few months and I haven't noticed anything.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 02, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Thank you for your answer. It is encouraging to know it tastes good.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on September 02, 2012
at 06:03 PM

I didn't notice anything when I drank it either, for a few months while I was healing from celiac disease.

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29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on September 02, 2012
at 05:54 PM

I made and drank water kefir for a while. I have now stopped because it was obviously stronger than my body could handle. I got reaction similar too when you have eaten bad food.I got really sick and loose stomach. Tried to stop and start several times, But always got the same reaction when I started again. MAybe I introduced too much too fast. MAybe I`ll try it again an other time. But for now pro biotica is good enough for meg.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Are you sure your grains were not contaminated? When you restarted, did you buy new grains, or you just reused your old ones, or from the same source? In that case, they could have been contaminated, that's why they made you sick.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 02, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Thank you very much for your honest answer. Something to watch out for.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on September 03, 2012
at 02:48 PM

I used the same grains. How can I tell if the grains are contaminated? (besides getting sick from the water kefir).

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on September 02, 2012
at 03:22 PM

I love water kefir. It's much easier to make than kombucha but you have to "harvest" the brew every couple of days, or refrigerate it to slow it down.

I can't speak for whether it's healing my gut or not but it's quite tasty. And, like kombucha, you can make it more or less sweet depending on how long you brew it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 02, 2012
at 06:08 PM

I used to have kombucha... and it was slimy and stinky so... I got rid of it. I will try water kefir. Thanks!

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