5 Benefits of Kombucha
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Need to add some inner health to your outer self?
Kombucha is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become a nutrient-rich beverage.
It has a slightly sweet and slightly tangy flavour, however, finished kombucha tea like Remedy Kombucha, have been flavoured in a process called secondary fermentation by adding juices, fruit or herbs.
Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating over 2,000 years ago, kombucha is a (delicious!) beverage with tremendous health benefits that are not only good for your gut and overall wellbeing, but also contains energising and healing properties. Sounds pretty amazing huh?
Containing a variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, kombucha has been prized by traditional cultures for its health-promoting properties. So how can the active ingredients have a positive impact on your day? Read on to discover our top Five Incredible Health Benefits Of Drinking Kombucha!
1. Increase Your Energy
Kombucha is the original, all-natural energy drink and works as a quick pick me up when you need it. This is because of the high amounts of B vitamins, which can leave you feeling invigorated, as well as small amounts of caffeine. Kombucha also removes iron from the black tea it is made with. This helps to increase the level of blood haemoglobin, which in turn improves oxygen flow to tissues within the body and leaves you feeling more energised and refreshed.
2. Detox Naturally (And Support Liver Health!)
Kombucha is a detoxifying powerhouse! By drinking it you are adding more good bacteria to your gut, which has the important job of helping your body detox. This is because of its content of beneficial probiotics and enzymes as well as glucaric acid, which are all used or produced by your body to detox the liver and reduce pancreatic and liver burden. Kombucha may also help prevent tissues from absorbing toxins found in the environment.
3. Reduce Joint Pain
Kombucha contains compounds such as glucosamines that are vital for the maintenance of healthy joints. The body uses these compounds to build cartilage and maintain the fluid that surrounds joints. This supports the storage of collagen and relieves arthritic pain. Along with that, kombucha reduces the formation of wrinkles. Get us some of that!
4. Improve Your Digestion And Immunity!
Kombucha boosts the immune system and improves digestion. The primary reason is because of its high content of probiotics, the good bacteria your body needs for healthy digestion. Kombucha is also packed with polyphenols and acetic acids, which work as antibacterial agents and rid your body of harmful toxins. The addition of the probiotics in kombucha to your diet is a great way to strengthen your immune system and help it fight off common illnesses.
5. Lose Weight
As kombucha is high in acetic acid, probiotics, and polyphenols, it can help with weight loss through various mechanisms, including through improved digestion and nutrient absorption. The acetic acid can also help with weight loss by lowering blood sugar, decreasing insulin levels, which favours fat burning instead of fat storing, and helps to suppress appetite.
Remedy Kombucha is 100%:
- Raw and unpasteurised
- Certified organic
- Paleo friendly
Information sources: Sumo Salad and Remedy Kombucha