6 Reasons to Consume Kombucha Regularly

There are so many great reasons to consume Kombucha regularly! Did you know kombucha has been around sine 212BC? This delicious drink isn’t just a new fad, it’s been around for a while!

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that contains beneficial nutrients, enzymes and acids that improve digestion, increase energy and boost immunity.

Why is Kombucha important for your health?

We are more bacteria than we are human! What! Our bodies contain more bacteria cells than human cells (approximately 10-1) making bacteria essential to our survival. Kombucha is jammed with “good” bacteria. When you drink Kombucha, it fills your body with that “good” bacteria which in turn crowds out the bad bacteria.

What can reduce healthy gut bacteria?

  • toxic cleaners
  • stress
  • poor diet
  • pesticides and herbicides in our water and food supply
  • pollution
  • chlorine or fluoride and other contaminates in our water
  • antibiotics
  • antibacterial soaps

All of these things break down our microbiome and gut health leaving our bodies out of whack and space for bad bacteria to enter. Kombucha and fermented foods can repopulate your body with healthy bacteria.

Top 10 reasons to consume Kombucha:

1. Kombucha supports a healthy immune system:

Approximately 70% of our immune system is stored in our guts! At any given time we have 3-4lbs of bacteria in our digestive tract

2. Kombucha can improve your mood:

I’m not talking about the delicious taste of kombucha brightening your a day. Consuming fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut or kombucha can actually improve our mood. 50-60% of serotonin is produced in your digestive system, and when your gut is happy, you are happy.

Another mood-boosting benefit of Kombucha is it’s vitamin B content. B vitamins, especially vitamin B12 are known for their energy and mood boosting properties. Kombucha is high in B vitamins making it the perfect addition to any diet.

3. Decreased bloating and gas.

Kombucha is full of healthy probiotics ( bacteria), enzymes, acids and amino acids that are all beneficial for optimal digestion. Some people swear by sipping a little kombucha after eating a big meal to aide in digestion.

5. Strengthen gut lining.

There have been studies outlining the benefits of kombucha on ulcers in some animals.

We know that an unhealthy gut can lead to many inflammatory diseases and many think this may be due to intestinal bacteria imbalance. Consuming fermented foods such as kombucha may work to restore the balance and allow your digestive system to heal.

6. Improve condition of skin and hair.

Did you know that what you see on the outside of your body is usually a reflection of what is going on on the inside? Imbalances can lead to eczema, psoriasis, blemishes, acne and rosacea.

Consuming Kombucha can return your internal health back to normal therefore improving the condition of your skin and hair.

Where do I get kombucha?

Today there are so many great kombucha options, you can ever order it at some restaurants!

The most important thing to look for when purchasing kombucha is that you are buying RAW and there are no added sugars. The easiest way to know if a bottle is raw comes down to where it is stored. Always purchase refrigerated kombucha instead of the ones on the shelves.

The most economical way to consume kombucha is by producing your own! Ask a friend for a SCOBY or attend one of our kombucha classes to begin your own brew!

Author: Amanda

Amanda Parish is a holistic nutritionist, certified personal trainer, pre + postnatal design specialist, "maker" culture enthusiast and writer/blogger based out of Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

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