Spring cleaning for your house and your body

Although a little late, spring is finally coming after a long, exceptionally cold and white winter. Nature is awakening, and so are people. Spring cleaning and decluttering everything that has accumulated over the winter has a practical as well as a symbolic role. Let’s prepare for the warmer part of the year when we are more active and spend more time outside. Longer days, sunshine and pleasant temperatures all have a proven effect on human well-being. To make you feel even better, we will let you into a little secret of the Caucasian people.

More than 1,500 years ago, the people there were familiar with kefir grains, which they used to make kefir. Traditional kefir is made from real kefir grains and it is not yet fully known where they come from, which only adds to the mystique of this beverage, which boasts almost miraculous properties. These properties include cleansing and detoxifying the body, although not the incredible claims that some ads make.

Kefir is a foodstuff that helps the gut to eliminate toxins from the body. It also helps to prevent digestive problems such as constipation, flatulence and diarrhoea. As important parts of our immune system are also present in the gut, we enhance them by consuming kefir. The result is increased resilience to ailments (colds, virus diseases) that are a regular companion to changing seasons and more energy.


The truth about body detoxification

Kefir of the Krepko Dairy, Krepki suhec kefir and all other kefirs from the Krepko Dairy are made from traditional kefir grains from the Caucasus Mountains and Slovenian, pasteurized and non-homogenized milk.

It is important to understand that our body cleanses and detoxifies itself, so we do not need any preparations to “cleanse” and “detoxify” the liver. Furthermore, some such nutritional supplements can even be harmful to health.

The only problem is that the poisons that are excreted by the body itself end up in the gut, from where they should be eliminated. This, however, due to our modern lifestyle and consumption of processed foods, unfortunately sometimes does not work as it should, which is where traditional kefir comes in.

Traditional kefir, in addition to the very useful probiotic bacteria for the gut, also contains yeast. Both of them have a very beneficial effect on the regulation of the natural intestinal flora, which determines how well the gut will eliminate toxins from the body.

Recent research further emphasizes the importance of the intestinal flora for health and well-being. Among other things, the bacteria and other substances present are also said to affect the human psychological well-being. Although is too early to draw conclusions, some experts believe that developments in the gut play a much more important role than has been previously known.


I drink it every day before going to bed because it detoxifies my body overnight, eliminates digestive tract defects and the first effect is visible in the morning when I wake up feeling lighter.
A wealth of ingredients that help me to maintain my vitality and health are found in a single glass of kefir.”
Sandra Turnšek, Director of Krepko Dairy

Do not just spring clean your house

Kefir grains – Dairy Krepko is the only dairy producer in Europe specialised in the traditional production of kefir from kefir grains.

Spring is, therefore, not just the time to spring clean your house. Make sure that you also spring clean your body to eliminate the toxins that have accumulated in the gut over the winter, the time of the year when we usually eat less healthy food and are less physically active.

Traditional kefir is perfect for this and boasts of quite a number of other functions:

• has a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol level;
• contains B-complex vitamins, calcium and certain amino acids;
• can help with insomnia and mental health problems;
• has a beneficial effect on the production of sex hormones and thus contributes to
a satisfying sex life.

Krepki suhec of the Krepko Dairy

Krepki suhec, Krepko Dairy’s kefir, is made from Slovenian, pasteurized and non-homogenized milk. Kefir production in the Krepko Dairy is carried out in the traditional way, using kefir grains, and this is one of the few dairies producing kefir in this way.

Thus, during the fermentation process, natural CO2, lactic acid, ethanol and other substances are produced that affect the taste of the kefir produced in the traditional way, which is why Krepko kefir has a pleasant aromatic odour and a slightly pungent and refreshing taste.



Caucasus Mountains
Image source: Wikipedia/Тимур Агиров

The legend of kefir

The legend of kefir is shrouded in mystery, as the origin of kefir grains have not been thoroughly investigated. The efforts of many scientists to artificially produce kefir grains with the same healing properties as natural kefir grains have been unsuccessful to this day.

A popular story on the origin of kefir grains is that the Prophet Mohammed gave the people of the Caucasian Mountain the very first grains and taught them how to make kefir or “the drink of the Prophet Mohammed” from it.

Caucasus – home to kefir grains

For more than 1,400 years, the Caucasian peoples hid the prophet’s grains from others, until it became known throughout the world that some people under the Caucasus Mountains reached the age of 150 years old due to this wondrous beverage. The famous explorer and merchant Marco Polo mentioned kefir in the chronicles of his travels in the East. The first kefir grains were not brought to Moscow until 1908, after which time they slowly spread to western countries.

The kefir grains of the Krepko Dairy also originate from the Caucasus Mountains.