Kombucha is a wonder drink and for good reason. I drink it every day and let me explain to you how it all works. Just as yeast makes bread rise, the good yeasts in kombucha make your tea bubbly. One certain probiotic yeast found in kombucha is called Saccharomyces boulardii. It is the number one probiotic used in hospitals, called Florastor and is abundant in kombucha. Believe me when I tell you that you need this in your body. It helps a myriad of processes.
Here are just a few reasons I drink kombucha every day.
Detoxing from addictive substances
Kombucha helped me replace the addictive quality of diet pop and highly processed foods. Nothing else worked to detox me from those addictive chemicals that kept me craving these foods and harming the cells of my body. It was kombucha that assisted my liver in detoxing me and allowing me to crave healthy foods and drinks.
No need for deodorant
If I consistently consume about sixteen ounces of kombucha daily, I don’t need deodorant. If I quit drinking kombucha, then the body odor comes back. It seems to be something specifically in kombucha that helps me cleanse from these odor-causing bacteria. Sweat is actually odorless; but when it’s combined with certain bacteria, it can begin to smell. I’ve had several people tell me that they’ve experienced the same thing with kombucha helping with body odor.
When you have a lot of excess hormones, be it premenstrual symptoms, perimenopause, or menopause, kombucha is wonderful in helping to eliminate excess estrogen and other hormones that are out of balance. Excess hormones are eliminated through the liver and digestive tract. Kombucha assists the liver in detoxification and the probiotics in kombucha help with elimination through the digestive tract. I have found kombucha to be an important component of hormonal balance.
Kombucha is packed with glucosamine which helps prevent joint damage by supporting the preservation of collagen. It does this by increasing hyaluronic acid which is important for the lubrication of your joints. When joints are better able to move, the collagen isn’t worn down as much. I’ve heard a lot of people express how kombucha helps them with joint pain and is effective in relieving painful swelling.
Check out the video and this wonderfully yummy chai blackberry kombucha recipe. This was in my book Cultured Food in a Jar and I wanted to share the recipe and video with you!