Kombucha has taken the health industry by storm, quickly becoming the preferred drink of yoga enthusiasts and businessmen alike. The lightly fizzy drink is now the perfect substitute for sugary beverages. While Kombucha has become more popular, there are still a few surprising facts lurking behind those colourful labels.
1. Kombucha can help you lose weight
Although it won’t magically make the weight disappear from your body, Kombucha only contains around 30 calories per cup. Indeed, once you have acquired a taste for it, you can drink it instead of high-calorie fruit juices or carbonated beverages. Tests have shown that drinking Kombucha regularly may also encourage you to follow a low-calorie diet.
2. Kombucha contains B vitamins
Kombucha is jam-packed with B vitamins, including B6, B12, riboflavin, thiamine and niacin. According to healthline.com, B12 is a key component in the fight against anaemia and it supports the bones to help prevent osteoporosis. In addition, niacin, also known as vitamin B3, helps the body fight deadly diseases.
3. Kombucha is good for digestion
A 2014 study referenced by medicalnewstoday.com confirms that the fermentation process involved in making Kombucha tea means that it is rich in probiotics, which can improve the overall health of your gut.
4. Kombucha can help boost your immune system
As Kombucha is full of gut-friendly probiotics, it is literally feeding the source that strengthens your immune system. The vitamins that get absorbed in your digestive tract are then spread throughout your body to help prevent you becoming ill.
5. Kombucha can help manage your cholesterol
According to genomind.com, “Kombucha has been shown in some scientific models to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while increasing good cholesterol (HDL)”. If you need to alter your eating habits in order to lower your bad cholesterol, sipping some Kombucha tea every day can probably support you in this process.
6. Kombucha can be good for your liver
As already mentioned, Kombucha is packed with all sorts of healthy ingredients, including an abundance of antioxidants that can help boost your health by reducing the amount of toxins in the liver.
7. Kombucha can lower the risk of infection
Remember how we said earlier that Kombucha can boost your gut health? Well, as well as helping you overcome sickness, it can also fight against infections. Kombucha’s fermentation process produces acetic acid, which is also found in vinegar, and this can kill bacteria before it spreads.
8. Get the benefits of Kombucha by drinking it twice a day
The CDC tells us that drinking 200ml of Kombucha tea once or twice a day (but not exceeding this amount) is all you need to feel the benefit.
On top of the benefits already mentioned, we can proudly say that, to make our Kombucha tea, we use tried and tested methods with locally sourced fermented fireweed tea to offer you an artisanal Kombucha of unmatched quality. All our Kombucha is brewed in small batches and is completely raw, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and 100% natural.
In fact, after tasting our fizzy Kombucha for the first time, you will say goodbye to sugary drinks and artificial sweeteners in favour of this much healthier beverage. And, once you discover the ongoing benefits of Kombucha tea, you may even decide to adopt a Kombucha lifestyle.
After a session in the hot steam room, there is still nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of Kombucha.