Kvass - one of the most nutritious and healthy drinks. In ancient Egypt, even in the VI century BC, we prepared a drink, similar in composition to our modern brew. Kvass benefit people already knew because I felt it on my health. But the birthplace of the home kvass, rightly considered Russia. Old Russian chronicles indicate that the brew back in the Kievan Rus consumed everywhere. In Rus kvass was an everyday drink, but its presence in any house was a symbol of prosperity. Use kvass home has long been known to people, because this drink is actively used for the prevention and treatment of many ailments.

Varieties of home kvass, composition, useful properties and caloric

This drink has long attached great importance, even then there was a special respected profession called "Kvasnikov." Such experts prepared a traditional Russian drink different kinds:

  • Sweet;
  • Sour;
  • Mint;
  • Apple;
  • Beet;
  • Raisin;
  • White;
  • Red;
  • Okroshechny;
  • Sweet;
  • Daily;
  • Thick;
  • Kvas-soup.

Traditional Slavic kvass contains ethyl alcohol volume fraction of not more than 1, 2%, made it, by incomplete alcoholic fermentation of milk and mash. According to the modern classification, kvass is classified as "Beer historical, traditional, local." And in Russia, home brew is an independent national drink and has the following varieties:

  • Kvass;
  • Fruit kvass;
  • Berry brew;
  • Milk brew;
  • Okroshechny brew.

The composition of this kvass contains the following nutrients:

  • Water;
  • Carbohydrates;
  • Mono- and disaccharides;
  • Alcohol;
  • Organic acids;
  • Starch;
  • Ash;
  • Proteins;
  • alimentary fiber.

Use kvass becomes obvious if to find out what valuable vitamins it contains:

  • Vitamin PP;
  • Vitamin E;
  • Vitamin B1;
  • Vitamin B2.

Best known and disseminated kvass made from rye flour and malt. But do not confuse it with synthetic substitutes kvass leaven drinks, which include the solution of carbon dioxide, sweeteners and flavorings.

This kvass has a pleasant refreshing taste. It has a high energy value, quenches thirst due to the content of acids (lactic and acetic). The information contained in kvass carbon dioxide helps digestion, absorption, and it raises appetite.

Home brew is to use only natural products:

  • Malt;
  • Bread rye or barley;
  • Raisins, dried apricots, etc. (As a supplement).

Calorie kvass 100 g of the product is 27 kcal. Thus, the damage from the kvass will never happen, and kvass benefit to humans is difficult to overestimate.

Use of kvass

 Home brew
 This kvass - an excellent tool artificial vitamins and nutritional supplements. Kvass, made exclusively from natural products can have such effects:

  • It strengthens the body with vitamins;
  • Removes pustular skin diseases due to yeast;
  • It improves functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • It brings relief in the case of atherosclerosis of the arteries of legs;
  • It strengthens the tooth enamel;
  • It increases potency.

Kvass has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, and therefore recommended that patients with such disabilities. Use kvass is property of stabilizing the body's metabolism, and therefore it is very useful to use for obesity, include in the diet. Moreover, this applies not only diets that aim to weight loss, but also therapeutic diets. Furthermore, a significant benefit kvass, consisting in the regulation of metabolic processes in the body is to debug a of the gastrointestinal tract. The substances, which is part of kvass (in the process of fermentation) prevents the development of pathogens.

In action on the body similar to the natural kvass dairy products, and it can be used as a staple food. Kvass since ancient times is considered a good folk remedy to combat scurvy and beriberi, because of its content of important vitamins and minerals.

Thus, the use of kvass is its numerous properties:

1. Kvass quenches thirst and fills in the hot season, it stimulates vitality and helps digestion of fat and meat, leads to normal balance of fluid and salt in the body;

2. Kvass has a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals. The formation of organic acids during fermentation kvass stimulates gastric acidity. Therefore, the use of kvass is its effective application in the atrophic gastritis;

3. kvass contains enough vitamin C and is used as a cure for scurvy and exhaustion;

4. During fermentation lactic acid is formed and some other acids, so brew, like curdled milk or yogurt, harmful flora in the intestines kills and helpful support. Use of kvass is an excellent prevention of any intestinal disorders;

5. Kvas heals ulcers, strengthens tooth enamel. It is a preventive and diet drinks, so promotes weight loss, reduces fatigue and stimulates performance.

Contraindications and harm kvass

This home and fresh kvass no harmful substances. Harm from kvass produced using the right technology, will not. But since the brew is a product of fermentation, then after a while he tends to turn sour.

In the industrial production of pasteurized or kvass canned, and as a result, the beverage loses its beneficial properties. When pasteurization kvass half loses its beneficial qualities, while still preserving and acquiring harmful properties. It is in this case, the harm of the body is possible for kvass.

The contents of a small proportion of alcohol in bread kvass requires careful use. After drinking kvass is not recommended immediately get behind the wheel, it is better to wait an hour. It is not recommended to use home-brew to pregnant women and young children. Harm kvass in this case is also related to the presence of wandering elements that can cause mild intoxication.

Kvass has the potential harm when consuming this drink people with certain diseases:

  • cirrhosis of the liver;
  • Gastritis;
  • Hypertension.

The conclusion from all the above is as follows: fresh home brew can be a pleasure to drink. In addition, it is delicious, the body will receive significant benefits from the kvass, but no harm. Excessive use of any product is, as we all know, not profit. Because, with unlimited use, the harm of kvass obvious.