Coconut kefir is coconut water that has been fermented with kefir grains. Like dairy kefir, it provides fuel for the beneficial bacteria in your gut. These good bacteria fight unhealthy bacteria as well as infection. They also help stimulate digestion and boost your immune system.
Coconut water is the translucent liquid found within the center of a coconut fruit. It contains potassium, carbs, protein, minerals, and vitamins. It’s low in cholesterol and fat. Unlike water, coconut water contains electrolytes, minerals that are crucial to the function of your body’s cells. It’s important to replace electrolytes when you lose them through sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea.
It is found that kefir can trigger cancer cells in the stomach to self-destruct. Coconut water kefir is considered to be more efficient because of its cancer fighting properties. Study shown good bacteria in kefir have the ability to detoxify poisons that are known to cause cancer.
Kefir is also rich in beneficial yeasts that search out and attack pathogenic yeasts such as candida. These yeasts help to strengthen the walls of the intestines and build up resistance to other dangerous pathogens such as E. coli, intestinal parasites and salmonella.
How To Make Coconut Water Kefir
-1/4 cup kefir grains or water kefir starter
-6 cups young coconut water, fresh is best but store-bought coconut water like this works too
-1/2 to 1 cup of juice (like lemon, lime, cherry and tangerine)
-Pour the water kefir grains and the coconut water in a jar.
-Cover jar with cheesecloth and a rubber band.
-Let the mixture stand for up to 48 hours at room temperature. If your fermenting the kefir in a warm room the process may be quicker than 48 hours.
-Strain the coconut water kefir and reserve the grains for another batch of kefir.