Coconut water kefir is fermented coconut water – rich with electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, and beta-carotene.
Kefir has no problem-causing dairy substances like lactose and casein and its probiotic effect on the digestive tract is more powerful compared to other dairy products such as yogurt.
Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir Recipe
- 7 cups of fresh coconut water
- 5 tablespoons of water kefir grains
- 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick
How to make it:
-take a ½ gallon jar, pour the coconut water , add the kefir grains and the cinnamon stick;
-cover the jar loosely and leave it for 48 hours.
-DON’T keep it for more than two days, the over-fermentation can cause an explosion.
After 48 yours, the color becomes lighter and the kefir grains lift up to the top of the jar.
This is the time for you to remove the grains so that you can immediately re-use them or store them in water in the fridge.
Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir Health Benefits
Coconut water is packed with minerals like sodium, magnesium, calcium, chlorides, and potassium. Because of the process of fermentation, the beneficial bacteria and yeast transform the sugar from coconut water and release metabolites beneficial for health .
1. Improve the Immune System
Lactobacillus kefiri, is a type of probiotic bacteria and it fights against harmful bacteria,even salmonella and Escherichia coli.
Kefiran is another compound of kefir which is an antimicrobial that acts against Candida symptoms and speeds up the healing process of external wounds.
Cinnamon is rich with antioxidant: polyphenols and proanthocyanidins, manganese, calcium, fiber, and iron,all great for the immune system.
2. Improves Digestion
The gut flora, consists of a variety of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract.The food you consume directly affects the gut flora so regular consumption of coconut water kefir,improves the function and health of the digestive tract. The probiotics found in this drink are very beneficial for relieving constipation, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues.
3. Prevent Cancer
The healthy bacteria found in kefir are great anti-carcinogenic agents and can impede the growth of early tumors and their enzymatic transformations from non-carcinogenic to carcinogenic.
Coconut water has antiviral properties which fight against viruses and cancer cells and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, (like diarrhea, dehydration, and lack of nutrients).
Cinnamon abounds in antioxidant properties which protect the DNA from damage, cell mutation, and cancer cell growth. Its ingredient, called cinnamaldehyde is mainly responsible for this ability. Cinnamon is especially useful for preventing colon cancer.
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