In the#gutmakeover recipe book my friend and colleague @JeanetteHyde has developed many delicious recipes that incorporate kefir, which is a fermented milk drink packed with beneficial gut bacteria.

Unfortunately there is not a huge amount of scientific research to show just how good this kefir is for the gut (although studies some years ago showed that it may reduce food allergies), however many people report that they have reduced symptoms of diarrhoea and bloating when incorporating kefir into the diet, either on it’s own or as an ingredient in smoothies or one of Jeanette’s delicious recipes.

Kefir can be made with cow, goat or coconut milk using starter cultures that can be bought online. #riverford also sell a smooth organic kefir.

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Reference: Society of Chemical Industry. “Friendly Bacteria In Alcoholic Milkshake Could Fight Food Allergies.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 October 2006. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061015213714.htm>.