NEW from the BEACH FARM COMMUNITY: VEGAN YOGURT – Being an animal lover, I totally support the VEGAN PURSUIT, and embrace the trend towards finding plant based alternatives to animal products. A very dear friend of mine, Jo Lomax, who broadcasts a show called RECLAIMING PERCEPTION on our humanitarian focused online live broadcast network, Conscious Consumer Network, and who is a fully committed Vegan for the last 10 years, introduced me to non Soya based Vegan Yogurt in the early part of 2017, being yogurt made with fermented coconut cream. It was this find that allowed me to fully eliminate dairy products from my diet. In fact, the alternative to dairy based yogurt was so satisfying, that I wondered why I had never come across it before, as it tasted better than dairy yogurt.
Upon moving to the Algarve in mid 2017, I was disappointed not to be able to find a reasonably priced Vegan Yogurt. After much searching, I finally found some at Apolonia, an over priced, upmarket supermarket, that stocks coconut based yogurt for 3 euros for a 125 ml serving. I personally found this far to much to pay for such a small amount of yogurt, and thus, I began the process of trying to develop my own plant based yogurt.
With the establishment of the BEACH FARM COMMUNITY, plans were put in place to develop a farm market, as well as selling BEACH FARM COMMUNITY produce at various markets around the Algarve. One of the products that we have been proudest to produce is BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT, made with organic coconut cream and fermented with kefir.
BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT is both lactose and gluten free, whilst supplying your gut with lots of beneficial bacteria that improves your immune system, digestive system and fights infection.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT
1. IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER
Coconut fermented with kefir, is one of the best probiotic foods around, and we know probiotics are the special forces of the microbial world. One in particular that is specific to kefir alone is called Lactobacillus kefiri, and it helps defend against harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli. This bacterial strain, along with the various other handfuls, help moderate the immune system and inhibit many predatory bacteria growth.
Kefir also contains another powerful compound found only in this probiotic drink, an insoluble polysaccharide called kefiran. A 2005 study published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents showed kefiran is antimicrobial, helps fight against candida symptoms and even speeds healing of external wounds.
2. DIGESTIVE AID
Your gut flora or gut micro-biome is made up of a complex community of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract, and it’s directly impacted by your diet. Consuming BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT on a regular basis is an excellent way to optimize the health of your personal gut microbiome, which means improved functioning and health of your digestive system.
The probiotics found in BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT are excellent for discouraging constipation and encouraging healthy elimination on a regular basis. The probiotics also help restore your good flora that fight against pathogens and aid against disruptive diarrhea and other gastrointestinal side effects caused by taking antibiotics. BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT is also especially great for digestion due to the lauric acid it naturally contains. Lauric acid converts to monolaurin in the body, which helps protect against gastrointestinal infections, worms, viruses and more.
3. ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA REMEDY
Coconut fermented with kefir is an excellent way to up your daily probiotic intake and get your allergies and asthma under control. Various forms of allergies and asthma are all linked to internal inflammation and suboptimal gut health. In animal studies conducted at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology’s Natural Medicine Research Center, kefir was shown to reduce inflammatory cells disrupting the lungs and air passages, as well as reduce mucus buildup.
The live microorganisms present in kefir help promote the immune system to naturally suppress allergic reactions and aid in changing the body’s response to the systemic outbreak points for allergies. Many scientists believe allergic reactions result from a lack of good bacteria in the gut. Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed 23 different studies with almost 2,000 people, and in 17 of those studies, test subjects taking probiotics showed improved allergic symptoms and quality of life.
4. CANCER FIGHTER
Cancer is a serious epidemic impacting our country and the world today. BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT can play a big role in helping your body fight this nasty disease. Kefir’s healthy bacteria play a large anti-carcinogenic role inside the body, making it a potential cancer-fighting food. Most cancer studies have involved dairy kefir, but positive outcomes are easily and likely transferable to coconut kefir since the fermentation and resulting good bacteria make kefir of all varieties so amazing. One study (with dairy-based kefir) showed that kefir can slow the growth of early tumors and their enzymatic conversions from non-carcinogenic to carcinogenic. In addition, one in-vitro test conducted at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University in Canada showed that kefir reduced breast cancer cells by 56 percent (as opposed to yogurt strains that reduced cells by 14 percent). BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT can also help fight cancer due to coconut’s antiviral properties. The hydration power and high electrolyte content of coconut can also help combat chemotherapy’s common side effects of diarrhea, dehydration and general nutrient depletion. Leading conventional cancer treatment centers even recommend coconut water as part of management of chemo symptoms.
5. SAFE TO CONSUME FOR THOSE WITH LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT contains no dairy or lactose, making it a safe option for those who suffer from the symptoms of Lactose intolerance. Coconut’s natural sugars and proteins are able to be broken down by the kefir grains and transformed into the delicious thick yogurt without the need for the lactose of dairy.
6. PROVIDES POTASSIUM
Coconuts are high in the crucial mineral known as potassium. In fact, a serving of BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT contains just as much potassium as four bananas. The powerful level of potassium in coconut is excellent for improving overall bone health, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing heart disease and stroke risk. The potassium in coconut can also help people with inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and of course, it’s great to consume in order to reverse or prevent low potassium.
BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT is slow fermented in small batches to ensure optimum quality. They are packed in sterilised, reusable 200 ml glass jars, and labelled by hand.
1 x 200 ml jar of BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT – 3 Euros
10 x 200 ml jars of BEACH FARM VEGAN YOGURT – 20 Euros (30% discount if you order in bulk)
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