Uh oh... Water kefir...is it okay? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-24-2012, 06:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
Caidyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am 24 weeks pregnant and I was given some water kefir grains about 3 weeks ago and after looking up the benefits of it, I started to make it and have been consuming a large glass each day for about 2 weeks.  I always have it in the morning and thought that I felt a tiny buzz from it but chalked it up to being tired in the morning.  Today I had some after lunch and felt the same thing so I looked it up and am now terrified as it sounds like it does contain some alcohol.  I kept reseaching and am so confused as one site will say that it is okay and healthy while pregnant and the next site says to stay away from it while pregnant.  Does anyone have any insight into this?

 

Thanks so much!

Caidyn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-01-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Lirazel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I say it's fine!  It does have a *small* amount of alcohol, but I have no problem drinking it myself when pregnant.  If you feel your kefir has more alcohol than you're comfortable with just ferment it for a little less time.


DS1 born 12-31-09, DS2 born 2-18-12

Lirazel is offline  
Old 05-02-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Thandiwe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the wild things are...
Posts: 2,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Yep, I read a study one blogging kefir maker conducted which pegged it at 0.64% alcohol, which is far below beer.  Most beers are 5-6% alcohol by volume.  I personally consume a couple glasses a day, and I'm 24 weeks along as well.

 

Here's the link! 
 


 

joy.gif Wife to  geek.gif,  mama to  reading.gif,   guitar.gif, fly-by-nursing1.gif, and thumbsuck.gif - bonus mommy to  loveeyes.gif!  homebirth.jpghomeschool.gifnovaxnocirc.gif

Thandiwe is offline  
 

Tags
Traditional Foods
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off