I love kombucha. If you’re not familiar, it’s a fermented drink of black, green, white or oolong tea that’s used as a functional food.
Kombucha is a mixture of vinegar, B vitamins, and a whole slew of chemical compounds. The tea is fermented with a symbiotic colony of yeast and bacteria and has several amazing health benefits.
Kombucha comes in a bunch of different flavors and definitely has an “acquired taste” for some in it’s natural form. I enjoy adding fresh berries and/or ginger to my home brews. Personally I prefer a tall glass of Kombucha to orange juice in the morning.
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5 Unknown Reasons Superhumans Drink Kombucha
Great Nutrient Profile
There are a number of beneficial probiotics and active enzymes, amino acids, organic acids, and powerful polyphenol antioxidants.
Kombucha is often produced in a sweetened black, white, or green tea. The ideal fermentation process uses cane juice or honey, but too much honey can ruin the stability of the culture. Most of the sugar will be turned into organic acids that’ll diminish the blood sugar response so it’s non-inflammatory and very low on the glycemic index.
Enhances Joint Function
Kombucha is chock full of glucosamines, and they help to prevent joint degeneration and preserve cartilage structure. Glucosamines improve hyaluronic acid production inside the joint which binds moisture inside the joint activity.
This offers the joint flexibility, lubrication, moisture, and structure while safeguarding against damage from free radicals. Kombucha provides lots of substances for treating and preventing all kinds of arthritis. It has substances in it that help with the preservation of cartilage and help to alleviate arthritic pain.
Improves Immunity and Digestion
Kombucha is chock full of probiotic yeast and bacteria that get into the gut and ward off pathogens and parasites. It’s especially good at cutting down on Candida yeast and enhances nutrient assimilation and digestion.
Kombucha improves immunity by protecting the gut with healthy microbes and offering enzymes and antioxidants. Kombucha is considered a probiotic beverage and is known to fight yeast overgrowth, mental fogginess, and mood instability.
Kombucha is also credited with helping to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, etc.
Helps Cleanse out the Body
This drink is loaded up with organic acids and enzymes that help the body to detoxify. This cuts down on the load that the pancreas, kidneys and liver takes on. It helps the body to eliminate cancerous cells and unwanted wastes. Kombucha has a lot of glucuronic acid, which is potentially anti-cancerous.
A Nobel Prize winning author said that kombucha helped him through the day, day in and day out, to beat stomach cancer. This was when he was in the Soviet labor camps. Ronald Reagan was so moved by his story that he himself used kombucha to stop his cancer from spreading.
In the beginning half of the 20th century, there was a ton of scientific research on the health benefits of kombucha in Germany and Russia, mostly because of a big push to find a cure for cancer.
Russian scientists found that whole regions of their huge country were almost immune to cancer and theorized that kombucha, referred to as âtea kvassâ there, was the reason. It was just in the 1990s that kombucha came to the U.S., but there arenât many major medical studies being done it because certain industries cannot really profit on it.
Health Benefits of Kombucha Are Real
A lot of people are very skeptical about the benefits of kombucha. How could one beverage be responsible for so many health benefits?
Itâs more like a beverage that promotes health overall.
It helps your body heal itself, aids your liver in getting rid of harmful substances, promotes balanced digestion, and is rich in health-promoting acids, enzymes, and vitamins.
The general view is that enjoying daily, regular consumption of kombucha will benefit your immune system and energy levels within a few days of taking it every day.
Proponents say it can help your body to heal quickly heal minor ailments in days to weeks and that it can promote the healing of many more serious illnesses with several months to about a year or so of consistent use..
It’s a shame that there hasn’t been more research done on the health benefits of kombucha in the United States. It clearly has a lot of promise towards great health as reported all around the world. It’s ability to stimulate or generate a powerful immune system response has been globally recognized and should be studied in more detail.
There are many health benefits attributed to kombucha like stimulating the immune system, preventing cancer cell growth, and improving liver and digestive function. Poor yourself some “tea of immortality” today and enjoy.
Health by choice, not by chance.