5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Kombucha
So if you have been reading my blog from the beginning you know this whole wellness journey started when I got sick. Sicker than a "normal" 25-year-old should be. Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my digestive system so I turned to more holistic approaches to healing myself. I switched to a vegan diet, began practicing yoga more regularly, meditating, watching my stress levels, and adding kombucha to my diet.
Kombucha is super trendy rn. It is yummy, it is a little fizzy (something I love in a liquid), and really packs a healthful punch! It is not for everyone but have a read and maybe consider giving it a go!
What kombucha is:
Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea with some vinegar, bacteria (the good kind), and yeast
Why you should drink it:
1. Kombucha has a lot of probiotics!
During the fermentation process tons of probiotics are created. Those probiotics can help with digestive issues and give your body the healthy bacteria that it needs which can help with digestions or even weight loss
2. Kombucha can give you a boost of energy!
When kombucha is fermented caffeine gets released along with the aforementioned probiotics. This caffeine can help produce some energy at a cellular level and give you a much-needed boost.
3. Kombucha can keep you healthy!
As a teacher, having a good immune system is kinda key. You can imagine how bummed I was when I had these health issues on top of all the normal teacher ailments (strep, pink eye, and the like). Kombucha has lots of anti-oxidants and vitamin C and supports your immune system!
4. Kombucha helps keep your joints feelin’ good!
Kombucha has glucosamines. Glucosamines can preserve or help preserve collagen and therefore help with some of those pesky joint pains.
5. It is dang delicious!
Not science-based, just a general opinion of mine. It's yummy, its carbonated enough that I don’t find myself reaching for a soda. It comes in a ton of different flavors.
Are you a bucha babe? If not, I recommend you at least try it! Let me know in the comments below if you love it or if you don’t, why not!
Sources: Journal of Food Microbiology//https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19476337.2017.1410499