Kombucha has been becoming more popular and well known in the health food industry lately. I’ve seen people give us soda, or other sugary drinks and replaced it with this bubbly refreshing beverage that’s known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and having a huge number of health benefits you don’t want to miss on.
Kombuchas is a drink that can be easily made on your own or bought for a reasonable price at a health food store. It’s a fermented beverage that is usually made from matcha/black/green tea, raw sugar, and a scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Once combined and fermented properly it contains live probiotics, B vitamins, vinegar, enzymes, vitamins and cellulose producing bacteria, which can act as a shields to our cells.
How does Kombucha Benefit Your Health?
Here are just a few of the many health benefits this beverage contains.
“Research from the University of Latvia in 2014 claims that drinking kombucha tea can be beneficial for many infections and diseases “due to four main properties: detoxification, anti-oxidation, energizing potencies and promotion of depressed immunity.”
Kombucha contains a very high number of antioxidants which means it can help reduce inflammation in the body and detox you as well.
Kombuchas contains good bacteria that can help your digestive tract and support a healthy gut because of the enzymes, and probiotics they contain Kombucha has been known to get rid of stomach ulcers and candida.
Kombucha can help you physically, but also some studies have shown that it helps you mentally as well. Kombuchas contains B12 vitamins which help to give you more energy and feel alert, and overall help your mental state to be better.
The live cultures and good bacteria that are contained in Kombucha help to prevent and fight off infections in the body thus preventing disease.
“In lab studies, kombucha has been found to have antibacterial effects against staph, E. coli, Sh. sonnei, two strains of salmonella and Campylobacter jejuni.”
You can make this drink in large batches at home with only a few simple ingredients and drink it everyday to reap these amazing benefits and more! Try replacing Kombucha instead of those sugary juices or sodas and you’ll feel a difference in your physical and mental well being. Cheers!