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Originally Posted by Laurel723
So let me preface this by saying that I normally have no dairy issues, at all. none. I could live on the stuff-happily. Even the nasty homo- & past- stuff.
But-I found some Lifeways brand Kefir at the store-and had it for breakfast/lunch thur and Friday, and again today. None over the weekend.
Halfway through my bottle (32 oz) I'm wondering-What happens if you drink too much? I'm just wondering if its going to have some unpleasant effects that I could avoid by not having it for a while-or if chowing down on it while I can find it is an ok thing to do? Its the unflavored, unsweetened kind, but it tastes so much better than yogurt (I'd never in a million years consider eating that much yogurt-hence my question...)
Originally Posted by kdmama33
Homemade kefir is more sour than storebought, in my experience. (I've only had one brand of storebought, and that's what I'm using as a basis for that judgement, so take that with a grain of salt.) It is better for you, as there are many more of the beneficial bacteria in homemade than in storebought. Having said that, I don't think the storebought is a complete waste.
As for the OP, I'd have to say that bowel changes were the only differences we saw when we first added kefir to our diets. We had to take it slowly, working up from 1/4 cup per day to 2 cups or more every day, or we were dealing with multiple emergency restroom trips (for me and the kids). But now, I could probably down a quart or more per day and feel great!
Originally Posted by kdmama33
Just adding more lacto fermented foods to my diet in general has helped seriously curb my sugar cravings. I can cut back on kefir as long as I'm eating a lot of sauerkraut or kimchee or the like.
And yes, I did mean diarrhea, not trips to the ER.
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