Exactly How Much Kefir Should You Drink?

Kefir is a fermented drink that is full of healthy bacteria. This can improve overall gut health in otherwise healthy individuals. However, for individuals that aren’t healthy and who already have a compromised immune system, this can pose a risk. Even for those who are healthy should start out drinking kefir gradually. That way, they can build up the levels of healthy bacteria in their gut without upsetting the balance.

The amount you should be drinking will vary from person to person. You want to try to take in a small amount to see how it impacts you and your digestive system. From there, you can figure out whether or not your body is capable of handling more quantities. If you start to experience any of the side effects like stomach cramping, abdominal pain or bloating, you will want to slow down.

Typically, you can begin to drink around 1 cup of kefir on a daily basis once your body has become accustomed to it. Once you have shown the ability to be able to digest kefir properly, you can introduce it into your diet daily. If you are sensitive or allergic to dairy products, you might want to get kefir in non-dairy beverages. Either make kefir on your own or buy pre-made kefir juices. This can give you some of the benefits of kefir beverages without having to ingest any dairy despite a lot of the kefir beverages made with dairy having little to no lactose due to the process of fermentation.

You can end up drinking too much kefir. Therefore, you shouldn’t go too overboard with your intake. Instead, stick to around a cup or less per day. Drinking too much can end up causing potential side effects to ramp up. Therefore, it is best to avoid drinking too much in order to only experience the benefits it has to offer.

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  • Dorothy Marlow
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    Can you have Kefir on your cereal

    • Imogen Dransfield
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      Hello, You can however it does taste better on its own, it is not the same consistency as milk so can put some people off.

  • Rolanda Jones
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    Can you mix kefir milk with water when first starting to consume as to avoid any bloating issues.

    • Imogen Dransfield
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      Hello, We wouldn’t reccomend this, if you are having issues with bloating lower your dosage to 50-100 ml per day. Kefir does work like a detox where symptoms can get worse before they get better.

  • Rolanda Jones
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    Is it better to drink before or after a meal?

  • Charles Higgins
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    Hi, I have just begun to drink unpasteurised kefir and have started by drinking a half pint glass a day. It is delicious but I have noticed no changes in my gut. No bloating, no cramps, none of the quoted side effects. Does this mean that it isn’t working?

    • Imogen Dransfield
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      Hello,

      Kefir works to reduce the symptoms you are referring to so that is a good sign if you haven’t had any bloating or cramps.

  • Adam
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    Is your coconut kefir safe for babies to have?

    • Imogen Dransfield
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      Hello, All of our Kefir milk products are safe to drink from 12 months old.

  • Wendy McGregor
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    I make my own yummy thick Kefir by using extra grains. I have about a cup and a half on my rolled oats every day.

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