Thursday, January 11, 2018

Why I Drink Kombucha?

I have a few friends asking questions about Kombucha, so I thought I would write a post about all the good things about it!  :-)

Why I Drink Kombucha

Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food.  Kombucha is a healthy version of pop (without high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring and aluminum).  It is loaded with probiotics, aids in digestion, helps detoxify bad stuff out of your body, is a dramatic immune system booster, can help prevent cancer, can help the body eliminate the chemotherapy from the bodies of chemotherapy patients.  You can make it yourself (very easy and inexpensive) and it tastes great!

Kombucha has been consumed for over 2000 years the world over. It has been extensively studied and applied for several medical uses in Russia, Germany, China and many other places.  It is naturally carbonated and is purported to have a host of healing properties that may include:

*Probiotics – healthy bacteria
*Alkalize the body – balances internal pH
*Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
*Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
*Improve digestion – keep your system moving
*Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
*Cancer prevention
*Alleviate constipation
*Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
*Reduce blood pressure
*Relieve headaches & migraines
*Reduce kidney stones
*High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
*High in polyphenols
*Improve eyesight
*Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften the skin
*Prevent artheriosclerosis
*Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact
*Help clear up candida & yeast infections
*Aid healthy cell regeneration
*Reduce gray hair
*Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating

Simply put, Kombucha is an all natural health beverage chockfull of probiotics and other healthy amino acids. Probiotic literally means “for life”. Unlike antibiotics, which kill ALL of the bacteria in your body, even the good stuff, probiotics re-establish the natural ecology of the intestinal flora. Probiotics are said to boost immunity, enhance mood, fight allergies, detoxify the body and rid the body of disease. The Kombucha benefits you experience may vary.

However, Kombucha is NOT a panacea – it doesn’t cure ANYTHING! It brings the body back into balance so that it may heal itself naturally. That is how it is able to do so much – because it works with your body’s natural immune system.

From the label of a Ginger flavored GT’s Kombucha Bottle 16 fl oz. They recommend 2 servings per bottle.
Calories 30                                                                                       
Sodium 10mg                   
Total Carbs 7g
Sugars 2g
Additional Nutrients per bottle:                                                       
Folic Acid 25%                                                                                
Vitamin B2 20%
Vitamin B6 20%                                                                                  
Vitamin B1 20%
Vitamin B12 20%
Probiotic Organism Content"
Bacillus coagulan CGi-30 6086:  1 billion
S. Boulardil: 1 billion
Antioxidants and Organic Acids:
EGCG 100mg
Glucuronic Acid 10mg
L(+)Lactic Acid 25  mg
Acetic Acid 30mg

*****I have free s.c.o.b.y.s.  To learn how to make K’cha go to the home page of this blog and click on the green rectangle button labeled “Kombucha.”

Stay GREEN and healthy!!!