Kombucha tea is another one of those highly popularized drinks that are widely hyped for all their supposed health benefits.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made by adding bacteria and yeast to either black or green tea with some sugar. If you’re familiar with it, you may have heard about its wondrous ability to provide high energy and address certain aches and pains, among many other alleged benefits.
Some of the trends that become widely popular can be overhyped. However, if you’re looking for a probiotic and promote good gut health, Kombucha maybe your star drink. Here are some of the benefits of drinking kombucha.”
Source of Probiotics
Probiotics are a source of healthy bacteria that have the ability to improve gut health. This may include digestion, inflammation weight loss, according to “Healthline.”
It may also help boost your metabolism, particularly if you’re drinking a green tea kombucha. Along with improved gut health, kombucha may be able to ease constipation as well.
Decreasing Sugar Intake
One may not always realize just how much sugar their taking in through their beverages. Kombucha can be an ideal alternative to some of those go-to sugary drinks.
“Since it’s lower in sugar compared to other options, it’s often a better choice and a step to cutting back on sugar from drinks overall”Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., author of “Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked)” told “Good Housekeeping.”
Potentially Strengthen the Immune System
An article from “Everyday Health” highlights the close connection between the digestive system and the immune system.
The article cited a study that showed that at least seventy percent of the immune system was found in the digestive system. Thus, kombucha’s benefits for the gut are also connected to its benefits to the immune system, strengthening it.
Helping Prevent Cancer
Though the research is still lacking, there is growing evidence in the labs that kombucha may help prevent specific types of cancer.
While the results are mostly positive, “Healthline” reports that it is still unknown whether drinking kombucha affects cancer risk in the body.
Potentially Aid Depression Treatment
Depression can look different in different people, but it may sometimes present through symptoms, including a low mood and insomnia.