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Sunday, 8 December 2019

Kombucha. The healthy drink that has been around for 2000 years. And here is why.

Yesterday I was told about Kombucha. Kombucha is a sugary sweet tea and yeast that is fermented. A specific type of yeast! And is said to be good for a variety of illnesses. And ailments. You can make your own or you can buy it. The choice is yours. 

Some of the people that use it claim that it helps to boost your immune system, helps your body to get rid of toxins, also others say it can prevent cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure. It is also ideal to use if you want to lose weight. It can even increase your energy levels. But we will continue this part later on in this article.

Scientific viewpoint
From a scientific point of view. There is no proof that it actually does any of the healthy things mentioned earlier. However no one can deny it is ideal for gut health. So if you do have any of the conditions I named earlier. You will still have to consider a healthy lifestyle change. And not just rely on Kombucha to fix any situation. 
Health benefits that is real
As as it is filled with probiotics, has loads of vitamin b contains caffeine and limited amount of sugar. It can be accepted that it does have wonderful benefits to consider. 

If you want to make Kombucha at home. Take note

But if you consider making your own Kombucha you must know hygiene is extremely important. Your bottle or bottles must be clean. Your hands should be clean. The advice from the FDA is. Make sure everything is sanitary. That means any equipment used to make Kombucha and your hands too. Also mentioned by the FDA. Only then will it be safe to make your own Kombucha. Use glass, stainless steel or plastic containers for your home made Kombucha. Personally I think glass would be best. But that is my personal opinion. 

The important part you also have to know. 
There was at least one fatality from the use of Kombucha. Misusing it can cause liver issues, nausea, lactic acidosis (caused by too much lactic acid) and even allergic reactions. So if you consider making this. Then keeping everything sanitary clean is extremely important as you can see. Drinking this mixture 3 times a day is considered a safe amount. That means no more than 240 ml 3 times a day. No more!! 

So lets sum up some of the benefits of Kombucha

  • Great source of (good bacteria) Probiotics. 
  • Great for gut health

  • May even be considered as healthy as green tea. 
  • And we all know how good green tea is for health.

  • Filled with anti oxidants.
  • We all know the importance of antioxidants for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Kombucha can kill bad bacteria
  • Because Kombucha contains acetic acid it has the ability to kill bad bacteria and micro organisms

  • As mentioned in the beginning it has the potential to decrease the risk of heart disease
  • It can make a significant healthy change with the (bad) LDL and (good) HDL cholesterol levels in as little as a month 

  • It can help you manage diabetes
  • Kombucha helps to slow down digestion of carbohydrates you consume. That by itself help to lower your blood sugar levels. Kombucha can also help improve the functions of your kidneys and liver.

  • It can help prevent cancer.
  • Because it has anti cancer properties. Because it contains high amounts of ani-oxidants and tea polyphenols.

So to sum it up. Kombucha if made correctly is highly beneficial for your health. Because it is filled with probiotics among other things. This sweet and sugary tea has been around this long for a great reason. That is very clear.

Next article we will discuss how to make Kombucha at home.

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