Monday, October 17, 2011
I started drinking Body Ecology's cultured coconut water drinks and eating other probiotic foods with every meal and my indigestion has totally cleared up, plus I feel lighter and "cleaner" inside and I've lost weight without changing anything else in my diet. I think, personally, it's because my body is now using all the nutrients in my food.
As we get older, or if we suffer from health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease, autoimmune disorders, and more our body's aren't using the nutrients in the food we eat and we could literally be starving to death, even though we eat a healthy diet. Turning to vitamin supplements isn't enough as commercial vitamins are mostly synthetic and can't compare to the whole natural nutrients found in food, especially probiotic foods.
One easy way to make coconut water kefir is to use bottled coconut water and Body Ecology Kefir Starter. One box of Kefir Starter contains 6 packets, or enough starter to make up to 42 gallons of kefir from either milk, coconut or almond milk or coconut water kefir. When you compare the cost of using bottled coconut water and kefir starter to purchasing the finished product of coconut water kefir, you're doing your budget a huge favor.
When I make coconut water kefir, all I do is heat five 14oz bottles of coconut water (I use Zico which is pictured) to body temperature. Add one packet of kefir starter and stir.
Put this mixture into a class jar or bowl with a tight fitting lid. Be sure there is extra room at the top as this mixture gets fizzy and may overflow.
Let your coconut water kefir sit undisturbed for 24-48 hours, depending on how "sour" you want your drink. When my coconut water kefir is finished, I blend up some blueberries or other berry and add to the water, plus a few drops of stevia.
Refrigerate your cultured coconut water and drink 2-4 oz after meals.
It's that easy!
If you would like to buy coconut water kefir instead of making your own try Cocobiotic - Young Coconut Kefir (42oz) by Body Ecology. For a little more than $30, you can get a 22 day supply of Cultured Coconut Water Kefir.
Read about the Best Probiotics and where to find them.