Kombucha: The Health Elixir
Trust your gut and drink Kombucha. The lightly sweetened, fizzy tea is pretty good for you. It’s been around for about 2,000 years and it benefits the heart, brain, and of course the gut. The Chinese call it the “Immortal Health Elixir.”
Still not convinced? Here are some important facts about Kombucha to help decide if this popular drink is right for you.
What is Kombucha?
It’s a beverage that is fermented and consists of black tea and sugar that is a probiotic food. The bacteria and yeast initiate the fermentation process when they combine with the sugar. It then becomes carbonated and has vinegar, vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and acid (acetic, gluconic, and lactic).
Kombucha is a drink that will support your immune system in your gut and digestion. The healthy bacteria that are produced in Kombucha, aka probiotics, line your digestive tract and help fight illness so your body can absorb nutrients.
It is important not to exceed 8 grams of sugar per serving to receive the healthy benefits. And, if you suffer from Candida or yeast overgrowth, Kombucha can be aggravating to the condition. No matter what, choosing the option with the least amount of sugar is to our best benefit.
- helps prevent many diseases because it helps to detoxify the body & prevent disease
- reduces inflammation – root cause of many diseases
- supports the gut and digestion
- contains B Vitamins which increase energy and aid mental wellbeing
- good for cardiovascular health because it lowers triglyceride levels and regulates cholesterol
Drinking kombucha will neutralize the free radicals and repair the body. The live bacteria work to help relieve the gut and make the digestive system more efficient. The antioxidants strengthen the immune system and give more energy to the body.
There are many claims about preventing some cancers, treating diabetes, relieving arthritis pain, and more. What we know to be true is that there are many people who feel better drinking it and see results in their own health.
Kombucha is potentially the health elixir your body is craving. We like GT’s Enlightened Synergy Organic & Raw Cosmic Cranberry version and suggest it below to try. There are different flavors to choose from depending on your personal preference. But, remember not to exceed 8 grams of sugar to maintain the awesome benefits.
Keep it refrigerated even if you have not opened it. And listen to your body as you would with anything new you introduce. Don’t overdo it in the beginning and take note of how you feel.