One of the many questions I get asked (aside from “so when are you and Kevin getting married?) *eye roll* is what are the benefits of drinking kombucha? Why do I drink it? What flavor is my favorite? What brand? What IS it? So, I’m here to address all these things today.
If you remember, I actually have done a post on what kombucha is and how it improves gut health. So, in partnership with Health-Ade Kombucha, I’ll dive a little deeper and emphasize the benefits it can provide you. If we can improve our gut health, we can improve our overall health. We have an insane gut-mind connection that a lot of people don’t realize. It has a lot to do with mental health as well. Have you ever been nervous about something at work or a presentation and suddenly you’re nauseous? It’s all connected! Your body reacts to your brain and vice versa. Think about that for a second. Sounds like a simple, duh, concept but so many don’t think of it at all.
Benefits of Kombucha
We’ve all been surprised with the rise of kombucha and its popularity has continued to grow – for good reasons. As we learn more about gut health, we learn that fermented foods are REALLY good for our gut microbiome. Once a food is fermented, it grows probiotic bacteria that our gut loves. Eating more of these foods can improve digestion and boost immunity, which leads me to kombucha.
Kombucha is a fermented tea chalk full of probiotics. If you’re not into taking supplements (ahem, Kevin) then kombucha is a great way to get a dose of probiotics. Plus, you’ll do something really great for your body.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, just letting you know my experience.
Having good bacteria in the gut can also make it easier to digest food a whole lot better. Personally, eating corn, gluten and even broccoli make me bloated - like pregnant bloated, you guys! It’s because I don’t have the right amount of good bacteria in my gut needed to digest these foods.
Having the good bacteria in our tummy also helps us absorb the maximum amount of nutrients into our body because it’s able to breakdown properly. Our gut microbiome affects literally the entire body - its inflammation, mental state, immunity, and just EVERYTHING. Some research I’ve done even called the gut microbiome our second brain. Eating more probiotic-rich foods (fermented foods like kombucha) can even improve your mood.
Why Drink Kombucha
First, sometimes water gets a little boring and I need something to spice it up minus a lot of sugar. Take note, there is sugar in kombucha but it’s a small amount and it’s mostly for the kombucha – not you. It’s a little fizzy and super refreshing. So, being someone who suffers from headaches on the daily-ish, I really try to consume foods and drinks that are packed with health benefits. Hopefully, these can lead to less headaches too. Gut health is one of the major things on my list. If I can help the good bacteria thrive and do their job in my body by sipping something delicious, I’m doing it.
Health-Ade has tons of amazing flavors, but the Bubbly Rose is so unexpectedly good! It’s floral scent definitely makes me feel super fancy drinking it. It would also make a pretty great cocktail mixer. It is summer after all, right?
Give Kombucha a Try
I hope my story inspires you to dig a little deeper and be a little more curious about the things you put in your body. Most of all, to always #FollowYourGut and try something healthy like your daily dose of kombucha. Besides, taking good care of our health is the best gift we can give ourselves considering our daily hard work.VISIT SHOP