The Benefits of Consuming Kombucha Tea No One Knows About
Written by: Brandon Epstein
Have you heard of the mystical drink called kombucha?
If you’ve followed Fitlife.tv long enough, you probably saw that a couple years back, there was a full on tutorial teaching you how to make it.
I stumbled upon this tutorial the other day, but before taking off to make my first batch, I wanted to do some deep mad scientist research to find out exactly what it is and why I should invest my time in making it.
You see, I am not a virgin to kombucha, but I am by no means a kombucha expert either. At least, I wasn’t before doing some major recon for this article.
In the past I have drank kombucha and I have been asked the question, “hey dude, what is that?”
This conversation usually ended with me muttering something about gut health and how it’s super healthy for me.
But now I know better! It’s so much more than that!
It’s time for you and I to get educated on what this stuff is and why it’s so fantastic!
Let’s first start with the origin story. This stuff has been around for thousands of years!
The first people to drink it were Samurai Warriors in China back in third century B.C.
I’m not a big beer drinker, so I can guarantee that the next party I go to, I am showing up with kombucha and if anyone gives me a hard time, I’ll just tell them I’m indulging in the beverage of choice for Samurai Warriors.
So what is kombucha anyway?
It is a black, green or white tea that is fermented with sugar and a bunch of bacteria and yeast.
It sounds wild, but through its fermentation process, this drink becomes what the Chinese referred to as “The Immortal Health Elixir.”
I know what you’re thinking. “I can stop reading now. A nickname that cool is enough for me. I’m sold.”
But before you close out this article, let’s run through some of the amazing health benefits you’ll get from drinking kombucha that you probably weren’t aware of.
1. Gut Health
Whether you have stomach issues or not, this drink is an amazing resource for making sure you maintain a healthy digestive system all year long. It’s even been shown to help heal stomach ulcers. If you want to learn more about maintaining a healthy gut, this is a must read.
2. Boosts Your Immune System
This super drink is abundant in antioxidants like vitamin C, E and beta-carotene. All those antioxidants make it a great beverage to drink when you’re traveling or dealing with a lot of stress.
3. Levels Up Your Energy
If you’re drinking black tea kombucha, you can expect better blood flow throughout your body, resulting in more energy without coffee!
4. Promotes Fat Loss
The tea component to kombucha can be a great way to balance your metabolism through its inhibitory effects on your appetite.
Kombucha contains a detox agent called glucuronic acid that helps your body convert toxins into compounds that your body can then efficiently get rid of. For more detox solutions check out these awesome juice recipes.
6. Helps Your Kidneys Out
This wonder drink has been used to help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
7. Gets Rid Of Headaches
The positive health effects that kombucha has on your nervous system has been shown to help get rid of headaches.
8. Gives Your Liver Some Love
The malic acid in kombucha is excellent for helping detoxify your liver.
9. Prevents Anemia
The iron that is freed up and absorbed in your body when you drink kombucha can be very helpful in preventing anemia.
Below is a super cool infographic that illustrates exactly how kombucha benefits your body.
Check it out!
Sources: Complete-health-and-happiness.com Blogs.naturalnews.com Seedsofhealth.co.uk Eatlocalgrown.com Tremendo.us
Brandon Epstein is a former college football player, turned professional fitness model and serial entrepreneur. These days he spends his time helping people look great and feel awesome over at ZenDudeFitness.com. He can also be found hosting the Zen Dude Fitness Podcast where he’s always looking for new ways to make fat loss fun, simple and efficient for everybody.
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