Kefir which is similar to yogourt originated in Russia and Europe and specifically Turkey. Keif means “good feeling” in Turkish.
It’s making itself more prominent now in our super markets and may be more beneficial to your health than yogurt. Kefir and yogourt are both rich in protein, calcium, B vitamins and potassium with a slightly tangy flavor. They both are similar in calories and fat but Kefir is thinner and more often used as a drink and to replace sour cream, yogourt and cream.
A big difference is that Kefir contains more friendly bacteria known as probiotics which can improve our immune system, lower our blood pressure, protect us from infectious disease and treat constipation, diarrhea and allergies. Kefir is also lower in lactose than milk making it a healthy beverage for those lactose intolerant.