Kombucha is a fermented beverage consisting of black tea and sugar (from various sources, including cane sugar, fruit or honey) that’s used as a functional, probiotic food.
This amazing drink came to my life when I started NYU. Going to college in a whole different environment shapes you, and by this post, I want to show just one small part of it. I am being exposed to new ideas, challenges, and it does change you!
Well, none of this seems to have anything to do with Kombucha, of course, well, maybe it does. Changing what you eat and drink, and what you do differently every day will change you in a whole.
I started eating salad as a real meal for lunch -almost every day! And I try to go to the gym at least 3-4 days a week. Well, let’s talk about how this Kombucha is important enough that I’m writing about it.
It has tremendous health benefits extending to your heart, your brain and (especially) your gut. Due to the fermentation process involved in creating kombucha, it contains a large number of healthy bacteria known as probiotics. These bacteria line your digestive tract and support your immune system, as they absorb nutrients and fight infection and illness. It will make you feel good, and it has so many vitamins in it!
For example, in the Pineapple Peach, we have Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12.
It is, gluten-free, non-diary and vegan!
It helps prevent a wide variety of diseases.
It supports a healthy gut. It prevents and heals stomach ulcers.
Kombucha is extraordinarily anti-oxidant rich, and you all know the benefits of anti-oxidants for boosting your immune system and energy levels.
It also helps improve mental state. One way it can accomplish this is by the B vitamins it contains. B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, are known to increase energy levels and contribute to overall mental well-being. I, personally, lack enough B12 vitamin, so it’s nice that at least one thing I drink helps me fix that!
One of Kombucha’s greatest health benefits is its ability to detox the body. It is rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and/or uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver.
Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. This is because green tea contains many bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, which function as powerful antioxidants in the body. Kombucha made from green tea has many of the same chemical properties and therefore many of the same benefits. Studies show that drinking green tea regularly can increase the number of calories you burn, reduce belly fat, improve cholesterol levels, help with blood sugar control and more!
How can it do so much?
It gives your body what it needs to heal itself by 1)aiding your liver in removing harmful substances, 2)promoting balance in your digestive system, and 3)being rich in health-promoting vitamins, enzymes, and acids.
Drinking kombucha every day can help you to maintain peak immune health, which trickles down into an impressive number of benefits for your overall health.
You can find it in various brands. I tried Kevita and Synergy, and I prefer Kevita. It has so many flavors! and every one of them has a different taste. So, if you try one and don’t like it, just try another one. It takes time to get used to it, but I am certain that you can find one that you adore. My personal favorites are Pink Lady Apple and Pineapple Peach. (They kinda taste like beer btw.)