Kombucha. You’ve heard of it, it sounds super-cool. But really, what is all the fizz about?
This fermented tea drink has been brewing its way to the top of the trend chain over recent years, and with good reason. Low in sugar, chock-full of health benefits and pretty darn tasty, kombucha is top of our shopping list right now. And here’s why…
1. Detoxifies the body
Packed with antioxidants and rich in the many enzymes that your body uses to detoxify your system, kombucha can reduce the load on your pancreas, aid detoxification of your liver and neutralise free radicals in your body. All in one drink.
2. Boosts your immune system
Because of the process of fermentation, kombucha is a natural antibiotic. Also, one of its by-products is acetic acid, which inhibits the growth of unhealthy bacteria. In essence – kombucha brings the good bacteria and kills the bad ones, meaning one happy immune system!
3. Aids digestion
Naturally fermented, kombucha is a probiotic and is full of healthy bacteria which promote the growth of health gut flora and help with the breaking down of food. It is also claimed that kombucha can help with leaky gut and stomach ulcers, and has been known to ease help those suffering with IBS, Celiac Disease and Crohn’s Disease.
4. Is loaded with B and C vitamins
Vitamin B is known to help with stress levels, aid with memory and lower your risk of heart disease. Vitamin C is great for boosting immunity and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Yep, this elixir packs a vitamin punch.
5. Increases energy
Though it does contain a small amount of caffeine, kombucha gets its energising properties from the formation of iron that is released from the black tea during fermentation.
6. Cares for joints
Loaded with glucosamines, kombucha can support the preservation of collagen and prevent arthritic pain. For an added bonus, the collagen support happens across the entire body, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Winning!
7. Helps weight loss
Studies have shown that kombucha improves metabolism and limits fat accumulation.
8. It makes great cocktails!
Yep, as a mixer, its sweet tangy flavour makes kombucha the perfect complement to your favourite spirit! Even better, being crammed full of antioxidants and detoxifying properties, kombucha can even help ease that dreaded hangover!