What is kombucha good for?
It has all the health credentials of tea, plus the gut boosting benefits of probiotics, but exactly what is kombucha good for?
The healthiest kombucha is made with green tea, for a whole host of added benefits. In fact, although kombucha is best known for its probiotic benefits, it is the properties of green tea that make it particularly beneficial to health.
Kombucha is good for anti-ageing
The antioxidants in green tea have powerful anti ageing properties. As well as contributing to the maintenance of healthy youthful skin as seen below, it contains protective polyphenols of the type EGCG. This is a potent anti-inflammatory that may help protect against cognitive decline.
Kombucha and healthy skin
Alongside the anti-inflammatory EGCG, green tea contains several compounds that directly support skin health. Quercetin and kaempferol (also anti-inflammatory antioxidants) help to soothe sensitive skin. The green pigment chlorophyll helps to flush out harmful toxins that can contribute to tired looking skin.
Kombucha is good for the brain
L-theanine, a component of tea (not just green) has been shown to have anti-anxiety properties and can also aid relaxation. Caffeine, especially in conjunction with l-theanine, can help improve brain function too, for a clearer, sharper mind.
And then of course there is the power of fermented foods and those little guys known as probiotics. Otherwise known as beneficial bacteria, these provide healthy bacteria for your gut.
There are many different strains of bacteria that can act as probiotics within the body, but the ones we are most interested in when in comes to kombucha are the lactic-acid bacteria it is shown to contain.
Kombucha for gut health
But what does good gut health look like? We are only just scratching the surface of the role the gut plays in our overall health and, over time, restoring your gut microbiome can be totally transformative. Yet there are two major benefits that people report from improving their gut flora.
Kombucha for energy
The first is improved energy. When your gut begins to function as it should you are likely to feel simply more energised. If you were suffering from a lack of energy or motivation then it is like a fog has been lifted.
Kombucha is good for your digestion
Many of us suffer from digestive issues. For some, it causes discomfort and even embarrassment. For others it may not even be noticeable because things have always been that way. A healthy digestion is a different beast entirely. And once things begin to function as they should, many other benefits follow.
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