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This Week's Hidden Healthy Hit: Kefir

Kefir can be very scary to those who've never had it. I've heard of it referred to as the beverage the "super healthy people" drink. Maybe we take a closer look.

Kefir contains probiotics, healthy bacteria, beneficial to our gut and immune system. Probiotics can also "pre-digest" some of the lactose making it easier for our bodies to digest.
Let's look at the nutrition facts for the plain Kefir.
Serving Size (240mL)
Calories 110
Total Fat 2.0g
Sat Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 125mg
Total Carb 12g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g

Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 30%, Iron 0%, Vitamin D 25%

With a NuVal score of 60 for the Low-Fat Blueberry and an 82 for the Low-Fat Plain, it's worth a try.
Ever tried Kefir? What do you think?

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