You may be thinking – what on Earth is Kombucha? As your Wellness Specialists, we’re here for you! Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy fermented tea that many people use as a health drink. It contains good bacteria that are known to boost your health.Here are the Possible Health Benefits of consuming Kombucha:
- May Promote Gut Health. Probiotic bacteria found in Kombucha are similar to the bacteria that are present in the gut. A diet that contains probiotics may help improve a person’s overall gut health. These probiotic bacteria may work by helping the body maintain a healthy community of microorganisms.
- May Kill Infections. When Kombucha ferments, the process produces a type of acid that kills microbes and help fight a range of bacteria. This suggests that it helps prevent infections by killing the bacteria that cause them before the body absorbs them.
- May Improve Mental Health. Drinking probiotic-rich Kombucha helps promote positive mental health. There are strong links between depression and inflammation, so the anti-inflammatory effect of kombucha may help alleviate some symptoms of depression.
- May Improve Cardiovascular Health. As we know, healthy lifestyle changes can improve our cardiovascular health. This includes following a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. We should also incorporate exercise, medication, and yes, even kombucha. Kombucha has the ability to positively influence cholesterol levels, which reduces the factors contributing to heart disease.
- Helps Maintain Healthy Weight. Kombucha can be an alternative drink if you enjoy soda or juices yet are looking for a beverage with fewer calories and less sugar and to lose or maintain your weight. There are a variety of flavors and they taste amazing!
- May Help Prevent Cancer. There’s growing evidence that Kombucha may assist with the prevention of certain types of cancer. This claim is based on Kombucha having antioxidant properties, which help rid the body of free radicals and other harmful substances that promote the growth of cancerous cells.
There’s limited research confirming the health benefits of kombucha but the drink has increased in popularity, with many people using it to improve their gut health and relieve other conditions, like depression, constipation, and inflammation.
Although it is popular, kombucha isn’t for everyone. If you’re pregnant, take medication, or have an existing medical condition, talk to your doctor to make sure kombucha is safe for you.