Kombucha is an ancient beverage, descending from China and Japan for its restorative properties. I started drinking Kombucha a few years ago after reading all about its health benefits. I love the flavor and how I feel after drinking it so today I have partnered with HUMM Kombucha to share 7 health benefits of Kombucha and how drinking it can make you feel a whole lot better.
If you aren’t that familiar with this special drink here is where I am going to throw a few fun facts at ya to get you caught up. Kombucha has been called a health elixir, the tea of immortality and a nectar of the gods. Who wouldn’t want to try this stuff?
Kombucha is a lightly effervescent fermented tea made by combining sweet tea with something called a SCOBY (Symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).
Due to the fermentation process involved in creating kombucha, it contains a large number of healthy bacteria known as probiotics. These bacteria line your digestive tract and support your immune system, as they absorb nutrients and fight infection and illness.
Since 80 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, and the digestive system is the second largest part of your neurological system, it’s no surprise that the gut is considered the “second brain.”
Kombucha is a natural source of energy and not only has probiotics but tons of B vitamins, vitamin C, antioxidants and helpful enzymes and amino acids.
This stuff is packed full of nutrients and so good for your health. You can see a lot of good side effects but today I am going to focus on the top 7 health benefits of Kombucha:
1. Promotes disease prevention
There is so much evidence that shows that kombucha contains powerful antioxidants and can help to detoxify the body and protect against disease.
Antioxidants help to reduce inflammation, which is known to be the root of most diseases. This inflammation-reducing, detoxing quality is probably one reason kombucha might potentially decrease the risk for certain kinds of cancers. (source)
2. supports a healthy gut
I am sure you have heard that Fermented foods and drinks such as kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi are high in vitamins and good bacteria and help contribute to overall digestive health. My family is not a fan of many fermented foods and I find Humm Kombucha to be an easy and delicious way to make sure they are getting those important gut enhancing bacteria.
3. May improve mental health
Kombucha doesn’t just help your digestion; it might be able to protect your mind, too. One way it can accomplish this is by the B vitamins it contains. B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, are known to increase energy levels and contribute to overall mental wellbeing.
5. Leaves you feeling great
Those amazing antioxidants in kombucha, working again! Its no surprise that I felt a huge energy increase after drinking more Kombucha and eating more fermented foods. (source)
6. Beneficial for the Cardiovascular System
It seems clear that, in animal studies, kombucha helps to lower triglyceride levels, as well as regulate cholesterol naturally. (source)
7. Helps maintain a healthy liver
Since the liver helps to filter and convert harmful compounds, it’s a vital component in digestion and overall health. The antioxidants in kombucha may protect the liver from oxidative stress and damage. (source)(source)
Keep in mind that although I did a ton of sourced and verified research to give you this info I am not claiming that Kombucha will cure you of any disease. I am only showing that drinking Kombucha has contributed to my families overall health.
Yes there are health benefits galore from drinking Kombucha but it’s also a yummy, sometimes sweet, sometimes tangy drink that me and my family love to drink!
We love the flavors of Humm Kombucha. It’s such a great alternative to those super filled drinks that y kids ask for. When I have Hummer around my girls are always trying to steal a sip.
With flavors like Strawberry Lemonade and Mango passionfruit you will fall in love.
My family loves drinking Humm Kombucha as part of our daily routine, we hope you will too.
Read more about the healthy choices we incorporate into our daily lives here.