We find that the thought of drinking some yeast can be a little deterrent, but hear us out. Kombucha has a lot of health benefits. The old Chinese fermented tea is swept off because it is probiotic, antioxidant and melt-emitting benefits. It is the hottest new wellness and has taken the gym world by storm; not only because it's so refreshing but because it's good for you.
Kombucha is made with a SCOBY (a symbiotic bacterium of bacteria) used as "mom" where tea can be made – sounds sweet, but looks quite strange above it! SCOBY is then added to a mixture of water, sugar and tea leaves. It fermentes and creates a sweet and sour tasting tea or quite a lot of probiotics and antioxidants with free radical control.
How to put Kombucha in your diet can make your body wonder:
1. It's good for your stomach
Kombucha contains acetic acid that kills harmful bacteria. Acetic acid is also found in vinegar (we love Apple cider vinegar for its antibacterial properties) and what makes it as effective as a detergent throughout your home – it will be all the nasties. The small amount found in Kombucha tea works to fight infections, diseases and relieve any digestive problems, such as bloating. Due to its stomach-loving properties, it can also help with any problems with the intestine by acting as a very mild laxative which enhances its "cleaning properties".
2. Detoxifies your body
According to a study, A review of Kombucha tea microbiology, composition, fermentation, beneficial effects, toxicity and teaspoons, Kombucha-te also contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are found naturally in your body and free your body of toxins and aging free radicals. Free radicals work against the body's cells and can cause damage to your cells, proteins, and even your DNA. Free radicals are also natural in your body and are present in foods we eat, so increasing your antioxidant intake helps your body fight free radicals.
3. It makes you happier
Kombucha can even make you feel good. Because Kombucha also contains probiotics, it can also help your mood. A study, The effects of probiotics on depressive symptoms in humans: a systematic review, Notes that there is a strong link between the improvement of mental health conditions, such as depression and the use of probiotics.
4. Better gut health = better skin
Probiotics, a kind of good bacteria, are essential for maintaining a healthy intestine and are not only great for your digestive and immune systems, but they also help to grow nutrients as well. The better your body can absorb nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, the healthier your hair, nails and skin will be like your vital bodies get the first choice of good things. Kombucha is filled with probiotics that also help improve inflammation in the body and can even help with weight loss because they help the body break down indestructible fibers and make them fatty acids that are good for the body.
5. It loves your heart
Cholesterol in some forms can be harmful to your heart. Kombucha work to fight bad cholesterol, prevent heart disease. During clinical trials with Kombucha tea, results showed that over 50 patients suffering from atherosclerosis, a disease that causes plaque to build up in the arteries, had reduced cholesterol levels from dangerously high levels to normal levels. Pretty incredible!
Drink Kombucha Tea
You can actually brew Kombucha at home – provided you have a SCOBY. There are lots of online tips that guide you through the process. It is best to find someone near you who already has a SCOBY because it is a "living" organism and can die and lose its effectiveness if it has to travel far. There are many home breeders who hold several SCOBYs, also known as SCOBY hotels. Because Kombucha tea is known to keep you, * Ahem * "Regular", you do not want to exaggerate it at once. It is recommended that you, after making tea, start drinking a glass a week, followed by a second day and when your body (and taste buds) will be used once a day. You can also buy Kombucha tea from lots of local health food stores and cafes.
Note that it may have a small amount of alcohol in it due to the fermentation process (less than 1%), be sure to check the labels if you do not drink alcohol. Have you tried this? Let us know what you think in the comments below.