Kombucha is a type of tea that has been consumed for ages by traditional communities. Not only does it provide the health benefits of regular tea, but it also delivers powerful probiotics and antioxidants responsible for fighting many diseases in the body and killing bacteria. Kombucha, also known as mushroom tea, is fermented, resulting in an effervescent quality and a tart smell. Below are the benefits of consuming kombucha based on recent scientific research.
Kombucha has enzymes and bacteria that aid in detoxification. It also has gluconic acid that binds to toxins and helps to expel then out of your body. Kombucha fermentation also results in the formation of glucaric acid that boosts the functioning of the liver detoxification tracts.
We have a lot of evidence that the combination of polyphenols, organic acids, probiotics, and enzymes in kombucha promotes good digestion. Probiotics are good gut bacteria that prevent and mitigate problems of constipation, diarrhea, and IBS. Drinking kombucha replenishes gut bacteria that you may have lost and rebalances the digestive biome.
Improvement of the immune system
Kombucha contriubes to a healthy gut which also stimulates the immune systems. The mechanism for this benefit is associated with the living organisms found in the digestive tract. Probiotics found from fermented foods can strengthen your natural body defense against some form of illness and harmful microbes.
Glucosamine is another useful compound found in kombucha. It’s valuable to managing arthritis. Specifically, glucosamine aids in the formation of hyaluronic acid, a compound that helps protect or reduces arthritis pain.
Recent research by Nature International shows that routinely drinking kombucha contributes to an anti-cancer microbiome. The living microorganisms found in kombucha reinforce our body’s natural defense system, capturing dangerous free radicals that can contribute to cancer. These healthy bacteria significantly aid in activating our body’s innate killing cells.
Consumption of kombucha can help regulate cholesterol levels. Recent studies reveal that kombucha significantly reduces the bad kind of cholesterol known as LDL cholesterol.
Kombucha’s a bit of an acquired taste, but don’t let it’s peculiar qualities turn you off. It’s just too good for you! If you don’t like the first one you try, remeber that there are tons of different flavors and formulations out there. There’s bound to be one you like.