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Help! My Water Kefir is DOA!

You buy some live water kefir grains, from Poseymom (Thank you very much!), and you're excited to start down your probiotic journey. In fact, you already have a list of your favorite kefir recipes for the second fermentation. You get the package in the mail, carefully follow our detailed instructions, barely able to contain your excitement. Finally, two days later, you taste your first batch, expecting a tangy, tart, fermented flavor. But your kefir doesn't taste anything like it should! It's so sweet and bland that you wonder if it fermented at all. "Is my water kefir dead on arrival?" you may ask yourself. In this article, we'll talk about what to do if your brand-new water kefir grains don't seem to...

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What is Water Kefir?

When you first heard the term water kefir, you were probably like, "Water what?" Kefir is not something most people know about these days. So what exactly is it? And why is it good for you? Read on to find out. Simply put, water kefir is a culture, a living growth of beneficial bacteria and yeast. I like to think of the culture as a civilization of tiny creatures, looking to make a new home in your gut. That may sound strange, but remember that there are already millions of microscopic creatures living inside us, called our microbiome. So water kefir is just strengthening something that is already inside all of us all the time! In fact, you could think...

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