Water kefir?


(Thomi M) #1

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this.

Just wondering how/if water kefir fits into keto?


(Larry Lustig) #2

Does it contain carbohydrates or whey protein?


(jketoscribe) #3

It’s hard to know what the carbs are because they are measured in commercial water kefir before fermenting. Microbes will consume some of the carbs, but not all. You should watch your blood glucose levels and ketones to see if they cause you to spike or fall out of ketosis, if you’re trying to stay in ketosis.


(Ruth Beardsley) #4

I make and drink water kefir. When I was fasting last month I had a 450 ml bottle and my BG went from 3.3 to 5.9 in an hour. I tested every 10 min then every half hour.
My Ketones went from 3.8 to 1.1 in two hours.

It took 4.5 hours to get back to 3.4 BG and longer to 12+ hours to get ketones back up to 2.8. Not even to 3.8.

I was not tossed out of ketosis.

This fast I had to drink a bottle of WK to get a spare bottle for bottling the current batch

My starting BG = 5.1 and K 0.5 (DAY 1)
An hour later BG = 5.6 and K 0.3

I felt bloated after consuming this kefir.

So my homemade kefir appears to raise my blood glucose and lower my blood ketones.

For what it is worth.