10 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Kombucha Today

10 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Kombucha Today

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Kombucha has become a bit of the super-food nerds beverage of choice and is slowly being adopted by many others as an additional healthy addition to the diet.

Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Although it’s sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a mushroom — it’s a colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea is made by adding the colony to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment.

The drink itself is really easy to make and is a cost-effective way of introducing healing bacteria into the body.

Here’s 10 reasons you should be drinking kombucha today: 

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1. Digestive support

When Kombucha first enters the digestive system it coats the stomach with digestive enzymes and live probiotic organisms. These healing elements of the live Kombucha culture immediately begin breaking down undigested foods, toxicity, and wastes produced by pathogenic bacteria that often interferes with our normal digestive processes.

Kombucha breaks down these harmful substances before they are able to enter the blood stream, and converts them into a form which can easily be disposed of by the body. The live, active cultures present in Kombucha remain dormant until they come into contact with the sugars in the digestive system.

Kombucha thrives on these excess sugars and binds to toxins commonly found in the diet, clearing the way for the body to absorb the full nutrient content of the foods we eat.

2. Vitamin B Powerhouse!

While the probiotics in Kombucha are detoxifying the digestive system, they are also producing organic acids and B Vitamins which speed the cleansing process, creating a wealth of rejuvenating effects throughout the body.

B Vitamins found in Kombucha: B1 – Thiamine B2 – Riboflavin B3 – Niacin B6 – Pyridoxine B9 – Folic Acid B12 – Cobalmin

3. Probiotic Benefits

The boost of probiotic strains provided by Kombucha helps to flush out harmful bacteria and pathogens by regulating the level of acidity in the digestive tract. By regularly consuming Kombucha, we can attain all our longevity goals, transform our health and beauty from the inside out, and have the best day ever

4. Detoxification acids

Kombucha has a list of extraordinary detoxification acids and enzymes which your body produces and/or uses to detox your system, reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver.

Enzymes contained in Kombucha: Bromelain Papain Organic

Acids contained in Kombucha: Glucuronic Acid Hyaluronic Acid Lactic Acid Malic Acid Chondroitin sulfate Tannic Acid Usnic Acid

5. Joint support

Kombucha contains glucosamines, which are vital for the treatment and prevention of arthritis.

6. Energy

Kombucha’s ability to invigorate people is credited to the formation of iron that is released from the black tea during the fermentation process. It also contains some caffeine (although in very small amounts) and b-vitamins, which can energise the body.

7. Cancer Prevention

Kombucha is also beneficial for cancer prevention and recovery. A study published in Cancer Letters found that consuming glucaric acid found in kombucha reduced the risk of cancer in humans.

President Reagan even reportedly drank kombucha daily as part of his regimen to battle stomach cancer.

8. Supports the healing of leaky gut and kills off candida (yeast infection)

The antioxidants and enzymes in kombucha help to keep the bacteria in the digestive system balanced and assist in the healing of leaky gut syndrome and yeast overgrowth in the gut.

Purchase your organic SCOBY and starter culture from The Whole Daily

Organic Kombucha

9. It tastes delicious

While a plain black or green tea base leaves kombucha tasting delicious already, there are so many other options you can flavour your kombucha tea with, which can add extra vitamins and nutrients, including any of the following:

Blueberries and raspberries • Blueberries and cinnamon • Blueberries and fresh or candied ginger • Strawberries and fresh or candied ginger • Strawberries and basil • Cherries and almond extract • Fresh peaches or pears, puréed • Fresh mango • Pears and almond extract • Goji berries • Pineapple • Cranberry juice • Pear juice • Pomegranate-blueberry juice • Apple juice and cinnamon • Grape juice

10. It’s really cheap to make

Once you buy your SCOBY and starter culture, you can make over two litres of kombucha for und $1. Considering that most of the 300ml bottles are over $4 each to purchase in a health food store. This is a pretty price conscious way of adding an amazing probiotic functional medicine to your diet and your lifestyle.

Purchase your organic SCOBY and starter culture from The Whole Daily

Organic Kombucha

NOTE:

Start slow

When adopting kombucha into part of your healing regime, it’s important to rememeber that as with any supplemental or functional medicine, it’s good to start slowly.

As kombucha is filled with bacteria, if you do drink too much to begin with, you can experience ‘die off’ a term used to reference the death of a bulk of bacteria in the gut at the same time. This can leave you feeling sick or lethargic. I recommend drinking 100ml per day.

10 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Kombucha Today was last modified: September 15th, 2016 by Alice Nicholls
  • Kate Ranfurly

    I’ve recently started taking probiotics and noticed a massive difference with my IBS. Do you think I could drink Kombucha AND have my probiotic supplements or is better to do one or the other? I just don’t want to over do it! x

 
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