The Many Health Benefits of Drinking Kombucha
Your outward appearance is a great indicator of how your daily fitness routine (or lack thereof) and diet are impacting your whole-body health. But what about your internal systems–the ones that you can’t easily see on a daily basis? We’re talking about digestion. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and can even help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases. So what can you do to improve gut health? One word: kombucha.
Kombucha is a fermented green tea, rich in powerful probiotics (which is excellent for digestion!) and antioxidants that can kill harmful bacteria. Just a little backstory on green tea: green tea is one of the healthiest drinks on the planet! Regularly drinking green tea can increase the number of calories you burn, reduce belly fat, improve cholesterol levels, and help control blood sugar levels. It can also help reduce risk of prostate, breast and colon cancers.
If you’ve ever tried kombucha, you’ve definitely noticed the vinegar-like aftertaste, no matter what flavor of kombucha you opt for. This is due to the acetic acid produced during fermentation, which is also found in vinegar. It may be an acquired taste, but that acetic acid is also responsible for killing harmful microorganisms.
Ready to give it a try? If you’re in the Wilmington area, we suggest checking out Panacea Brewing Company, a local brewery specializing in this super healthy drink. Most grocery stores in our area also carry bottled kombucha in the refrigerated section close to produce. Check it out!