Kerry Kefir vs Actimel
Coming in to the winter months, it’s so important to look for ways to support our gut health and therefore our immune systems. Brands like Actimel are very well known in particular for their marketing of the bacteria strain “L. casei immunitas”.
Homemade kefir (such as Kerry Kefir) also contains strains from this family of bacteria- Lactobacillus casei- which will support our immune systems. Homemade kefir also has many many more strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast for support of our overall health.
Another thing to watch out for with commercial brands is the levels of sugar present in each serving. Actimel has 3 times as much sugar per serving as homemade kefir. In my opinion, this counteracts any benefit of the good bacteria in the product in the first place!