Certain milk products are easier for some lactose-intolerant people to digest, including cultured foods like buttermilk, yogurt and kefir .
The smaller of them contained a hot, spiced drink similar to kefir or lassi, thick and slightly alcoholic.
Fermented milk products like yogurt and kefir have a long and exotic history.
Other low-fat dairy foods to make room for are low-fat cheese, skim milk, kefir and low-fat cottage cheese.
It is also pretty similar in taste to the Middle-Eastern kefir (also drunk in Russia and Eastern Europe) or the Central Asian koumys.
A nursing mother should eat several servings daily of yogurt, kefir , and buttermilk as well.
Popular nonalcoholic beverages other than fruit juices include Turkish-style coffee, a thin yogurt drink called kefir , and a tea known as salep.
At least once a day, eat a small serving of tempeh, unpasteurized sauerkraut, whole-grain rye bread, or unsweetened kefir .
If the name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because most of us know this microscopic life form as acidophilus, an ingredient commonly found in yogurt, kefir and a few fermented foods.
Harsh products, chlorinated water, certain drugs and refined sugar and flour throw our internal ecology off balance, while yogurt, kefir , quality probiotics and other measures can heal it.