Can I cook dishes while heating up my kefir? It’s generally believed that heating foods kills the healthy bacteria after a certain temperature. Our research found that cooking will kill some of probiotic benefits of kefir. We have to think about kefir grains like it is living microorganism e.g. mix of healthy kind of fungi and bacteria. Like most of living organisms, kefir have its top heat exposure point when they will simply stop being active.
BUT! The good news is that there are other helpful nutrients in kefir that you will benefit from, even after cooking. Do not forget that kefir grains are rich in sugars, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. The important nutrients in kefir that will not go away due to heating are: calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, tryptophan (an amino acid), folic acids, biotin, and Vitamins A, B2, B12, D, and K. Your entire body as well as nervous system benefits a lot from these, since the tryptophan calms your nerves while calcium and magnesium stabilises your entire system.
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