9 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Kefir

Lifeway kefir is a tart and tangy milk smoothie that contains live and active probiotic cultures – beneficial bacteria and enzymes that provide a myriad of health benefits. It’s perfect with breakfast, as a light snack, and is an excellent recovery drink after athletic activity. In short, it has a place in your day, every day!

If you read our blog on a regular basis, you know we could go on for days discussing why kefir is our favorite food, so we’ll keep today’s post short. Below are our nine of our top reasons to include kefir in your daily routine.

 9 Reasons to Drink Kefir

9 Reasons to Drink Kefir


Probiotics are live microorganisms that may provide health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. The benefits of these good bacteria may include supporting immunity and a healthy digestive system.


The probiotics in kefir may help support a healthy gut, where 70-80% of the cells that make up the immune system are located.

Healthy Weight

Kefir is high in protein, which increases satiety and reduces hunger cravings throughout the day.


Kefir contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), a popular ingredient in skin care products.


The live and active probiotic cultures found in kefir may help support digestion.


An 8 oz serving of Lifeway lowfat kefir contains 11 grams of natural protein.

Lactose Digestion

Our unique fermentation process and specific kefir cultures ensure Lifeway Kefir is up to 99% lactose-free and suitable for most people who are lactose intolerant.


Kefir contains tryptophan, the amino acid that helps raise the levels of serotonin in your brain.

Bone Density

A serving of Lifeway kefir provides 30% of your daily calcium needs.

If you would like to more know about Lifeway kefir, its health benefits or how it’s made, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
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