TOP 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF KOMBUCHA
Kombucha, komboo, booch, boochy. However you say it, it's the drink we love! Not only is kombucha perfectly bubbly, fruitfully tasty, and (in the case of Cove) chuggable - kombucha is also great for health! In fact, most kombucha drinkers consume kombucha for the health benefits. Cove just happens to be irresistibly delicious as well. 🤷
So wondering why exactly kombucha is good for you, or even if it is? We're here to break down the top 5 health benefits of kombucha.
IT'S ALIVE! THE BENEFITS OF PROBIOTIC BEVERAGES
When you think probiotics, you think good for ya gut! But what do probiotics do? What are probiotics? And why do I want them in my booch?
To talk about probiotics, we need to first talk about your majestic MICROBIOME! From the Mayo Clinic, "You are what you eat. Or more accurately, you are what you feed the trillions of little critters that live in your gut. The lining of your gut, like every surface of your body, is covered in microscopic creatures, mostly bacteria. These organisms create a micro-ecosystem called the microbiome. And though we don't really notice it's there, it plays an oversized role in your health and can even affect your mood and behavior."
So how can we support a healthy microbiome? One way is with probiotics! Probiotics are made up of tons of tiny living organisms - usually strains of good bacteria that add to the healthy microbes in your digestive track. So mo' probiotics, mo' healthy gut!😉
JUST A LIIIIITLE BIT OF ALCOHOL
While drinking lots of alcohol can be harmful to your microbiome, studies suggest that "in small quantities, alcohol has been shown to increase your gut diversity".
During any fermentation process, alcohol will be an after-effect. Commercial kombucha brewing is strictly tested to ensure levels are less than 0.5% alcohol (that's less than non-alcoholic beer!)
And while there are very low levels of alcohol in kombucha, the little bit that there is helps ensure gut diversity, keeping your microbiome happy!
THE PLANT-BASED POWER OF POLYPHENOLS
What are polyphenols? Well, polyphenols are a type of micronutrients naturally found in plants. There are more than 500 types of them! And good news - they're found in your favourite fermented drink - kombucha.
So what are the benefits of polyphenols? According to Medical News Today, "many of the health benefits associated with polyphenols may be related to their role as antioxidants. Antioxidants are known for their ability to combat cell damage."
As well, studies show links from polyphenols to lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, inflammation, heart disease, and obesity.
EVERYBODY POOPS... THANKS FIBRE!
First question. Why does fibre make you poop? Well, in short, there are two different types of fibre, soluble, and insoluble. Soluble fibre retains water in your stool making it softer and, well... easier to pass. Insoluble fibre meanwhile allows more "bulk" to be added to your stool keeping ya regular.💩 This keeps you from feeling constipated.
That's great, but what benefit is that for me and my ol' microbiome? Studies show tons of amazing health benefits from fibre. Among them, regulating bowel movements and maintaining digestive health, lowering cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels, helping achieve a healthy weight, and even reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and all cancers! Thanks fibre!
FRUITS AND VEGGIES, OH MY!
Raspberry, strawberry, cherry, lemon, lime, blueberry, pomegranate, orange, and mango! Can you say yummmm?! Not only do you get the delicious taste of REAL fruit from Cove Kombucha, but you get the health benefits of it too!
Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals that keep you in tip top health and even help prevent some diseases. You'll find vitamins A, C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid just to name a few. These carry many health benefits including that they are low in fat, salt and sugar, a great source of dietary fibre, can help reduce obesity, lower your cholesterol, and lower your blood pressure.
Studies show getting you daily dose of fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and even cancer!
PASS ME THE BOOCH!
From probiotics to polyphenols, and back to fibre - kombucha is one heck of a drink! Not only is it good for your gut, and helps support a healthy lifestyle, but Cove Kombucha tastes dang good! So grab a booch, pop it open, and enjoy the deliciously refreshing taste... your body will thank you!😋