Introduction Everday Life

Everyday Life

Everyday Life has many meanings. It can be anything from Fitness,Clean eating, Woman’s health. And so many more!

These will all be based on my opinions, experiences and beliefs!

I plan on sharing exercises that I enjoy doing.  Via pictures and videos that I follow on Youtube and Pinterest.  My families clean eating journey, cause after all we weren’t raised to NOT eat Doritos and wash it down with a Coke! We have come a long way in the last few years!  Woman’s health… Premenopause comes to my mind, I have reached that age and I have ALOT to say about it! And so much more!!

Water Kefir

Water Kefir Grains
Water Kefir Grains

Water Kefir grains are used to make a lacto-fermented  probiotic carbonated drink. This drink will provide you with a magnificent source of healthy bacteria and yeast.

Why is (water) kefir good for your health?

It is loaded with valuable enzymes, easily digestible sugars, beneficial acids, vitamins and minerals. Water kefir is also generally suitable for some diabetics (though personal discretion is advised). It also is a nice option if you are trying to avoid the caffeine present in kombucha, but still seeking a probiotic drink. Water kefir supplies your body with billions of healthy bacteria and yeast strains. Some store-bought probiotic foods or supplements can help, but they are not as potent, and do not contain the beneficial yeasts usually (just bacteria). Within your body there are already billions of bacteria and yeast. Your internal microflora support proper digestion, synthesis of vitamins and minerals. Your immune system by warding off foreign and harmful bacteria, yeast and viruses. It has thus long been known to promote and aid in digestion and overall health. Some studies show it may be anti-mutagenic and help manage free radicals in the body. Folic acid (and B vitamins) increases as the length of the ferment increases. Some people let the strained kefir sit on the counter or the fridge another day to increase the folic acid and B vitamin content before drinking (this will increase the acidity too). Kefir may also help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. As with most things we’ve personally found, food and health is too difficult to reduce to facts and statistics. While kefir is not a magic bullet for health (what is) we believe kefir has a myriad of possible health benefits, and those will be individual for everyone. Some feel it helps them digest better, others get colds and viruses less often, some get more energy, and some people feel nothing much in particular, but enjoy the taste and value of it over store-bought yogurt, kombucha or kefir.

You will be able to experiment with any flavor you desire. I will share more on how to flavor on upcoming posts!

Kombucha

KOMBUCHA

We discovered Kombucha at a Whole Foods while traveling several years ago. We weren’t crazy for it and stopped there without doing any research.  In January 2014 I was traveling and grabbed a bottle after security at a airport. It was Mango. I could smell the “fermented” scent. Brought memories of my dad making wine as a child with oranges! And so I decided to finally do some research and was amazed at the benefits. But at almost $4.00 + a bottle I needed a more budget friendly way.  I discovered you can make you own for a couple bucks a gallon compared to 4.00+ for 8oz.

So I hope you will follow along as I share some different recipes and health benefits!

Bottling home made Kombucha
Bottling home made Kombucha

 

 

 

Food. Fitness. Fun & (F) the Rest!