If you haven’t discovered the benefits of probiotics yet, there’s no time like the present! Kefir is most commonly made out of dairy products, which doesn’t suit my idea of optimum health. However, more alternatives keep appearing on the market, like this one by inner-eco. Young coconut water alone is an amazing superfood that is already packed with enzymes, electrolytes, potassium, magnesium, amino acids… not to mention having a similar pH as our blood! When coconut water is then fermented, using beneficial probiotics that digest the natural sugars, the resulting liquid becomes a powerhouse of live, life-enhancing cultures that aid in digestion and in supporting our inner ecosystems. I love it! Drinking at least 1/4-1/2 cup daily. The inner-eco wild berry flavor has won my taste buds over, although all three are equally refreshing.

Considering the fact that I like to make things from scratch, and that I fly through bottles of this glorious stuff, I am now committed to make my own coconut kefir. I’ve found an easy and wonderfully described and displayed recipe here at YumUniverse, along with great informations about the benefits of nondairy coconut kefir such as:

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It stops your cravings for sugar.
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It aids digestion of all foods
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It has a tonifying affect on the intestines and flattens the abdomen
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It appears to cleanse the liver. In Chinese medicine, the liver rules the skin, eyes, and joints. Coconut water kefir eases aches and joint pains. Many people report having a prettier complexion. They experience the brown liver spots on the skin fading away and skin tags, moles, or warts drying up and disappearing. Vision also improves.
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It contains high levels of valuable minerals, including potassium, natural sodium, and chloride, which explains why the hair, skin and nails become stronger and have a prettier shine.
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It appears to have a beneficial, cleansing effect on the endocrine system (adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, ovaries). Women find that their periods are cleaner and healthier; some who had experienced early menopause have found this important monthly cleansing returning again.
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It increases energy and gives you an overall feeling of good health.
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