Who should not drink kefir and why: the answer will surprise you

Maria Tsikhotska

Who should not drink kefir and why: the answer will surprise you
Kefir has contraindications

Kefir is a fermented milk product that has been used by people for centuries to improve health. It is rich in nutrients that make it a valuable addition to any diet. However, it is important to understand that kefir is not a panacea and its use may have certain contraindications. TSN writes about this.

Benefits of kefir:

Kefir contains protein, beta-carotene, amino acids, vitamins A, C, group B, as well as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus.

Thanks to this, it can:

  • Strengthen immunity
  • Improve skin and hair elasticity
  • Increase efficiency
  • Improve the work of the digestive system
  • Strengthen bones and joints (due to high calcium content)
  • Reduce irritability, relieve stress and tension
  • Improve sleep

Who should not drink kefir:

  • Those who have dysbacteriosis, liver diseases, diabetes, autoimmune and allergic diseases, constipation.
  • Those with increased stomach acidity, gastritis, pancreatitis.
  • Small children up to 6 years old (can irritate the mucous membrane).
  • Those allergic to milk.

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How much kefir can you drink per day:

  • Doctors recommend no more than 2 glasses a day.
  • People with diabetes should drink no more than 80 grams per day.
  • Exceeding the dose can lead to gaining excess weight.

Why kefir does not help lose weight:

  • Kefir diets are an unbalanced diet that can have negative consequences.
  • Kefir does not satisfy hunger. On the contrary, it stimulates appetite.
  • Drinking kefir in large quantities can lead to weight gain.
  • Kefir is not a low-calorie product.

Kefir is a useful product, but it should be used wisely. It should not be used as a mono-diet for weight loss. Before changing your diet, consult your doctor.

We will remind you that we have already written about the benefits of bananas.

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