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whats the difference btwn yogurt & kefir?

post #1 of 7
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Sorry, trying to figure this all out!
post #2 of 7
yogurt is
kefir is




:LOL wish i could like kefir! but oh...the smell! ACK!
post #3 of 7
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your smiley usage made me laugh out loud! Now Im scared to try kefir
post #4 of 7
don't be scared....just sip slowly...and don't smell it first! :LOL i might have been able to drink it, if i hadn't first stuck my nose in the glass and taken a big whiff.

if you can eat plain yogurt, you may like it. plain yogurt is too sour for me. i can only eat flavored/sweetened yogurt. i tried both raspberry, and vanilla kefir, and i added stevia to it. no go.

i find kefir to be more sour than yogurt.

but it also has this weird rancid, cheesy type smell that makes me go ack. and it has these little grainy specks in it.

it is soooooo good for you. give it a whirl!
post #5 of 7
Kefir is definitely more sour. We make ours into a smoothie with fruit and stevia.

What I found was that yogurt helped my digestion a bit, but my yeast problems really improved with the addition of kefir. Kefir has different bacteria strains than yogurt, I think the combination of the two is ideal.
post #6 of 7
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hmmmm, I guess since its so good for you its worth a try.....but I have a tendency to gag if something tastes bad (cough syrup will send me heaving into the bathroom...blech)
wish me luck lol
post #7 of 7
The store bought stuff I've had is very mild so you probably won't have a problem with it. I'm not sure how they do it -- maybe they don't culture it as long? It often has a sweetener in it too.

But the homemade stuff -- that's sour.
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