Kombucha is a tart, effervescent beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria. Kombucha has been revered as a healing tonic for at least 2,000 years. Read on to learn more about this amazing food!
Probiotics & Enzymes That Promote Digestion
Kombucha is believed to provide healthful micronutrients and bacteria beneficial to digestion, detoxification and immunity. The acids present may improve digestion or alleviate constipation. Antioxidants & polyphenols from the tea are partially fermented and so more bioavailable and easier to absorb by the body. *Tip: I love having Kombucha as an aperitif. This is a pre-meal drink that is observed by most European cultures. The intention is to stimulate the appetite and prepare the body for digestion. Add champagne for a Kombucha mimosa, my fave!
Boost Overall Body Function With Increased Energy & Immunity
When the body is able to absorb and detox waste as needed, it can perform better. Just like any other system, the body needs good inputs to give you the best performance. Kombucha also contains Glucaric acid, which has been shown to kill cancer cells on contact.
Kombucha contains glucosamines, which increase synovial hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid helps to preserve cartilage and collagen and prevents arthritic pain. In the same way it supports joint collagen, it also maintains tissue structure, moisture and lubrication of the entire body, even reducing wrinkles!
A Fun Way to Add Raw Food to Your Diet
Food is medicine and medicine is food. Most of us just do not get enough raw food in our diet. Balance is a scale that changes every second and raw food is important because when we cook our foods, we lose a lot of the nutrients and enzymes in the cooking process. Kombucha can supplement any diet or lifestyle!
Make the Switch with Coffee
Due to the diuretic effects of coffee, for every cup of coffee you drink, you must re-hydrate with 3 cups of water. That’s a lot of water! Because Kombucha is made with a blend of black and green teas, there can be a good amount of caffeine. *Tip: Similar to an espresso shot, start your day with a Kombucha shot, no crash guaranteed!
Until next time! ‘Booch on!
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