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Description: Kefir water is a digestive stimulate and the enzymes have the ability to heal the body by providing extra nourishment to the intestines. Instructions: 1. In a clean glass or ceramic container, add: *1-2L spring water (not tap water) *1/3c organic sugar (demera, cane, palm etc.) (the amount determines...
Kefir water is a digestive stimulate and the enzymes have the ability to heal the body by providing extra nourishment to the intestines.
1. In a clean glass or ceramic container, add:
*1-2L spring water (not tap water)
*1/3c organic sugar (demera, cane, palm etc.) (the amount determines the multiplication rate of the grains, and the amount of time it will take for the process to complete)
*touch of organic black molasses (for the mineral content to feed the grains, can be excluded but over time they may need it to replenish their minerals)
2. Stir until the sugars are dissolved. Add the kefir grains. Let sit in a room temperature or warmer place for 2-5 days. Gently shake the jars once per day to dislodge the CO2 bubbles to make room for the grains to continue growing easily.
3. Check the taste of the water (with a wooden or plastic or ceramic spoon, no metal) to see how sweet it is, if it is very sweet keep going and check each day until it tastes like most of the sweetness is gone and becomes more of an almost apple juice taste (taste depends also on what sugars are used). If the grains sit for more than a couple of weeks then sometimes its relevant to drain the water from the grains and dispose of it if it tastes off. Strain in a plastic strainer (not metal, the grains leech the metals) and rinse the grains using spring or at minimum filtered water.
4. Repeat the process, the process may quicken if the first round the kefir was being re-stimulated from being refrigerated.
Most importantly, play and experiment to learn!
*If the grains are left longer than 5 days the water will simply begin to become increasingly acidic like vinegar. The grains will continue to thrive when rejuvenated using the same method as above. This has been tested up to a 60 day sitting period.
It is best taken first thing in the morning, or 30 minutes before a meal or 1-2 hours after, and even before bed instead of tea.
Some heating/healing recipes involve blending kefir water with ginger and cayenne, in the summer try also adding lemon juice and ice to the mix.
Kefir water has also been reported to have beneficial effects when added to skin rashes/burns/cuts/bruises as the enzymes work with the body to deliver the flow of nutrients to the healing tissues.
Kefir water is not something that has to be taken forever, merely during intuitive phases of internal healing and extra intestinal nutrition.