Standard yoghurt contains 2-7 beneficial strains of beneficial bacteria (the probiotics) whereas kefir has over 20. It also adds to this arsenal beneficial yeasts which combat candida. The yoghurt bacteria whiz through the digestive tract cleaning away the nasties - which is great - but from what I've read, some of the kefir strains are more aggressive and effective in attacking and destroying pathogens.
Once I read this I was on the hunt for kefir grains. Because why not?
Not only is kefir way, way more beneficial to the gut but it's also the simplest thing to make. In fact, Joe makes ours. It's also free!!
So how does it taste? It's a little more sour than regular yoghurt but as with most things it's something you get used to. We started with a little in the breakfast mixed with our regular raw milk and then gradually built up until it's all kefir. There are also water grains for those who don't do dairy.
Have you tried kefir?