Health Benefits of Kombucha

Kombucha is a health drink that originated in the Far East roughly 2,000 years ago. It is essentially a fermented drink comprised of black tea and sugar.


kombucha fermented drink in a glass with a straw and bowl of raspberries

The Chinese refer to it as the immortal health elixir, due to its many benefits. The fermentation process is initiated by bacteria and yeast contained in the beverage once the sugar has been added. After the fermentation process, the beverage becomes carbonated. It contains probiotics, B-vitamins, vinegar, as well as acetic, lactic and gluconic acid. It is these ingredients that are associated with the amazing benefits of kombucha. Below are some of the benefits of drinking kombucha.

Detoxification

One of the main reasons why people take this beverage is for its immense detoxifying capacity. For instance, it is known to counteract liver cell toxicity. What that means is that because of antioxidants contained in the beverage, it is beneficial against liver ailments. So, if you are big on detoxification, kombucha might be just what you need.

Digestion

Another health benefit of this beverage is that it aids digestion. There are many people who suffer from digestive problems such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. The antioxidant properties contained in this drink help to counteract free radicals which cause problems in the digestive system. The main reason why this drink is effective when it comes to digestion is that it contains highly beneficial probiotics, enzymes, and acids. The beverage is also known to prevent or help heal stomach ulcers.

Because the beverage also assists in restoring balance to your digestive system, it can also prevent candida yeast from thriving in the gut. Kombucha has live probiotic cultures which essentially fight candida. It is important to note that this drink does contain bacteria. However, these are good bacteria known as pathogens.

Energy

Instead of opting for an energy drink that contains many unhealthy ingredients, you can go for kombucha instead. The reason why this drink is able to invigorate you is because of the iron which is released as the fermentation process takes place. The drink also has small amounts of caffeine, as well as B-vitamins which help to energize the body.


The energy comes about as a result of a process referred to as ‘chelation’. When the iron is released, this helps to increase blood hemoglobin, enhancing the supply of oxygen to tissues, as well as encouraging the production of energy at the cellular level.

Joint care

Kombucha is also known to prevent, heal and repair joint damage. The beverage contains glucosamines, which is responsible for increasing the production of synovial hyaluronic acid. This helps to preserve collagen and to get rid of arthritic pain. The drink also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With so many anti-ageing creams available on the market, one can easily get confused by it all. The beverage supports collagen in your entire body, including the skin.

The above mentioned benefits of kombucha are just some of the many amazing benefits of drinking this beverage. This is one of those drinks which you just need to try out for yourself to experience its effects.

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