Kombucha seems to be the hottest drink on the market lately, and for good reason! Most of us have heard that it’s “good for us,” but what does that actually mean?
If you’re asking the question, “Why is Kombucha good for you?” like I was when I first learned about kombucha, I’m here to give you an answer!
Why Kombucha is Good for You:
Kombucha is great for our gut health. And gut health is so important because 70-80% of the immune system is located in the gut. In addition, many health experts (including Hippocrates, who is considered one of the most important figures in the history of medicine) believe that ALL disease begins in the gut.
So you see that it’s important to keep your gut clean and healthy, but where do you begin? That’s the exact question I was asking when I first heard about gut health, and a very budget-friendly and time-saving strategy is to begin brewing your own Kombucha at home! You see, Kombucha replenishes the “good bacteria” in your gut, and in order to keep your gut healthy, it is critical to maintain a healthy balance between beneficial or “good” and harmful bacteria in the gut.
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Kombucha is a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea. The sweet tea is fermented using a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria & Yeast). During the fermentation process, the sugar in the sweet tea feeds the colony of bacteria and yeast, and in turn, the SCOBY provides us with beneficial probiotics, enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients. Consuming a fermented beverage such as Kombucha is one way we can replenish beneficial bacteria in the gut and improve overall health!
Kombucha provides us with many nutrients and health benefits, some of which are listed below:
- Contains 20% of daily recommended B Vitamins
- Aids in liver detoxification
- Improves pancreas function
- Increases energy levels
- Rich in natural probiotics; aids in digestion
- Reduces candida (yeast)
- Helps with nutrient assimilation
- Rich in enzymes and beneficial acids
Now that you have a better understanding of some of the health benefits of Kombucha, check out this Step-by-Step of how to make it so you can brew it at home for fun and for health!
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