Kombucha is all the rage right now, you have probably heard of it, but if you haven’t tried it, 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 depression, 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!