Top Reasons You Should Be Drinking More Kombucha

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Kombucha is all the rage right now. You have probably heard of it, but if you haven’t tried it yet, you don’t know what you are missing! Kombucha is said to have originated in China more than 2,000 ago. It’s a fermented, sugary tea, slightly sour, fizzy, and super tasty! When the fermentation process is done there is very little actual sugar left in the drink. It has a touch of alcohol (about 1 percent) due to the fermentation, and some people call it mushroom tea, but it actually has no mushroom in it. It’s a fermented white, black, and green tea mix.

Kombucha is loaded with health benefits. Read on to find out more about what kombucha can do for you!

 

1. Lowers Cholesterol Levels

If you have been plagued with high cholesterol, but you don’t want to take medication to lower it, kombucha might be the answer for you. Kombucha has been proven to lower cholesterol levels in studies done with animals, sometimes as much as 50 percent. It’s also shown that drinking kombucha can raise your levels of good cholesterol.

 

2. Reduces Depression, Nervousness, and Headaches

The numerous amounts of amino acids in kombucha can help your nervous system perform better. This means that those suffering from anxiety, epilepsy, and depression can benefit from drinking kombucha daily.

 

3. Heals Stomach Ulcers

If you have been buying those over-the-counter remedies to stop indigestion or the pain from ulcers, then this will be welcome news. Drinking a cup of kombucha every day will bring you the same relief that you can get from those antacids. Research also shows the drinking kombucha regularly can actually heal ulcers.

 

4.  Detoxifies the Body

Kombucha contains a powerful detox agent called glucuronic acid. This compound converts toxins the body into different types of compounds that your body can get rid of. In fact, drinking kombucha has been proven to help stop your tissues from absorbing toxins in the first place, especially those in the environment. Read more how to detox the body naturally.

 

5. Energy Booster

Looking for a little extra boost in the afternoons? Don’t reach for an energy drink, try some kombucha instead! It’s loaded with iron that improves the blood flow and oxygen levels to your organs and your brain. This will give you that afternoon boost of energy to see you through until dinner!

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6. Antioxidants

Kombucha is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins such as E and C, beta carotene and carotenoids! It’s said that drinking kombucha daily will cure chronic illnesses that are caused by stress. Kombucha is really high in vitamin C, which supports your immune system and can keep you from catching every little virus that comes your way, stops inflammatory diseases, cell damage, and tumors.

 

7. Stops Iron Deficiency

If you have problems with anemia, you will want to add kombucha to your diet right away. Kombucha is made from plant sources that make the iron it contains more available to the body. The vitamin C in kombucha also helps your body absorb iron better; this combination can help put a stop to your anemia problems.

 

8. Balances Your Metabolism

Drinking kombucha regularly will help balance out your metabolism, which can actually help you lose weight.

 

9. Lowers Blood Pressure

Kombucha is a recommended treatment for hypertension and it can stop the headaches and dizziness that often come with it. If you are taking medication, talk to your doctor about trying a cup of kombucha daily instead. Never stop taking your medication without your doctor’s approval.

 

10. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Besides balancing your metabolism, kombucha can lower blood sugar levels in the body. This means it can help you lose weight, control your appetite, and prevent diabetes.

You can buy kombucha in almost all health food stores or make it yourself at home. Instructions for this process can be found online. Kombucha is an acquired taste. Be sure you try it a few times and try a few different flavors. You may even need to try different brands to find the one you like best.

Sources:

Mayoclinic.org/

Motherearthnews.com/

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3 Comments

  1. Joe M

    Dec 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I buy kombucha tea that the health food store. I like the natural flavor or the one with ginger in it. The best I have found was made by Reed’s. It does get quite expensive if you drink it every day. Is there an easy way that this can be made at home?

  2. brook

    Dec 3, 2014 at 2:03 am

    This is a horrible advertisement for a substance that has little to no good research, as evidenced by the lack of in the references of the article. This is potentially lethal if not properly prepared. I have always read your newsletter “with a grain of salt”. I will continue with receiving your newsletter until I see this comment posted.

  3. Torx

    May 1, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I started Kombucha 8 months ago in that time I’ve started breathing better which enables me to walk farther and longer more energy all day. I went to doctor cholesterol is lower, blood pressure lower. I’d been fighting these problems for 3 year with diet and not enough exercise I will continue my 16 oz every day. Jim