Are you wanting to learn more about kombucha benefits? Are you wondering how kombucha can benefit you and if it’s worth drinking? Let’s look at some of the top kombucha benefits and how kombucha can help you!
Have you tried kombucha yet? Do you like the taste of kombucha? If you haven’t tried it yet be sure to read my post What Does Kombucha Taste Like. Also if you aren’t sure exactly what kombucha is then be sure to read my post What is Kombucha.
When I first tried kombucha, I didn’t like or dislike the flavor. It was ok. But you know what? After drinking it a few times, I started to LOVE it! I started to crave it!
I really don’t think that I craved it because of the flavor alone though. I think that my body craved it because of the awesome benefits that my body received. My body knew that it needed this fermented beverage.
So what are the amazing benefits that kombucha contains?
Before we get started, let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement. And be sure to consult your health care provider before consuming kombucha to be sure that it is safe for you.
Health Benefits of Kombucha
Kombucha Contains Vitamins
You can find Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 in kombucha!
B vitamins help to convert our food into fuel, which helps us to stay energized during the day. In our busy lives we need all the energy we can get! Am I right?!
B vitamins are also important for many other things. And not having enough vitamin B can lead to deficiency. Symptoms of vitamin B deficiency can be: Anemia, Depression, Fatigue, Poor Memory, and a weakened immune system!
Kombucha Contains Probiotics
What are probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria that are actually crucial to a healthy life. These bacteria naturally populate our gut. They help us to digest our food and populate our digestive system to help prevent illnesses such as leaky gut.
The immune system also begins in the gut, so by making our digestive system healthy we are actually helping to strengthen the immune system!
There are many many different probiotic supplements on the market today. However, our bodies do not absorb supplements and pills as well as we absorbs nutrients from actual foods. By getting our cultures live from fermented foods, such as kombucha, we are helping our bodies to absorb these wonderful probiotics more effectively.
Because these probiotics help to also break down food and assist in digestion, kombucha also is said to help prevent bloat and gas as well. When your body contains a healthy amount of good bacteria then the digestive system can function at its best!
Kombucha Alkalizes the Body
In addition to it’s nutritional content and it’s probiotic power, kombucha is also said to be very effective at alkalizing the body.
Our body’s pH determines if the body is alkaline or acidic. pH stands for “potential hydrogen”. An acidic range goes from 0-7 and an alkaline range goes from 7-14.
The pH of kombucha ranges from 2.5 to 3.5. Now, you might be saying, “Wait! That’s not in alkaline range!”
And you would be right. However, kombucha works a lot like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in that even though it is acidic, it becomes alkaline when it gets to the digestive system. Thus kombucha helps to create an alkaline environment within the body.
Studies have shown that an alkaline body will help to prevent lots of different illnesses, as most illness thrives in an acidic environment.
These are just a few of the amazing benefits of kombucha! And while these three reasons alone are enough for me to determine that I need to include kombucha in my diet, there are more! That’s right, regular drinkers of kombucha have reported experiencing many benefits.
Many have reported a decrease in joint pain and arthritis, making it a favorite beverage among those who suffer from these things.
Also, kombucha is used by many to aid in liver detoxification. Kombucha is said to have a cleansing effect on the body.
I, along with my family, have personally experienced great benefit from drinking kombucha regularly. Everything from increased energy to a decrease in candida in the body.
We are definitely true believers in kombucha and it’s amazing qualities! And we make homemade kombucha for ourselves.
If you would like to learn more about making kombucha then be sure to read my posts:
Also, while kombucha tastes amazing on it’s own, it can taste even better by adding flavors! Flavors are added during the second ferment. This might sound like a complicated thing, but it’s really not!
If you would like to learn how to make super delicious kombucha using different fruits, herbs, and spices then be sure to read my post 10 of the Best Kombucha Flavors!
I hope you enjoy drinking and making your own kombucha as much as I do! Trust me, once you start drinking it, you won’t know how you ever survived without it:) It is delicious!
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