In a perfect state of being, our gut flora happily flourish and we never have to think about it at all. But sometimes stress, diet, medications, illness and/or toxins throw things out of whack. Which is why probiotic products are proliferating faster than bacteria.
KeVita® Sparkling Probiotic Drink is one such product. I don’t ordinarily spend much time thinking about my gut flora, but KeVita’s PR person sent me five coupons right when a travel-related GI problem was forcing my mind gutward. In fact, I was on antibiotics, which is the exact time a person might want to replenish her gut flora. The Kaiser Permanente advice nurse agreed that it was the perfect time for some probiotic drinks.
And so I made KeVita a part of my recovery plan. I drank one per day for five days, and was cured. Of course, the antibiotics probably had a lot to do with my recovery as well.
I tried the lemon ginger, mango coconut, pomegranate coconut, pomegranate and mojita lime mint coconut. All of them tasted good, with just a hint of something unfamiliar, which might have been the four strains of probiotic cultures. The mango coconut tasted best. The drinks are lightly carbonated and made with organic ingredients. Some are stevia-sweetened, others contain sugar. They range in calories from 10 to 90 per 16-ounce bottle. All are vegan, unless you count the 4 billion live cultures. The drinks are bottled in Ventura, California.
If you like a sweet organic drink that’s not bad for you, KeVita is a good choice. If you just want to load up on probiotics, buying them in capsules is a lot cheaper than spending nearly $3 per drink.
In Portland, New Seasons and Whole Foods stock a wide range of KeVita flavors.