Kombucha tea, some call it the ‘tea of immortality’, has been popular in the Chinese culture for the last 2000 years. And recently, research has discovered that this fermented tea has myriad health benefits.
Kombucha tea is now popular and you can buy it in health store, coffee shops or make it at home. But why should you drink this strange tea? Well, this article will answer that question. Here are 7 reasons why drinking kombucha every day can improve your health.
1. It’s rich in antioxidants
Antioxidants help prevent inflammation and protect your cells. And research shows that antioxidants from teas and foods are better than those from supplements. Drinking kombucha has also shown benefits such as protecting the liver from toxicity.
2. It kills harmful bacteria
When kombucha is fermented it produces a substance called acetic acid. And this acid has the ability to kill harmful bacteria in the body. In fact, kombucha is more effective at killing harmful bacteria when made with green tea.
3. Kombucha can help prevent cancer
Researchers say that kombocha prevented the growth and spreading of cancer cells in test-tube studies. This was attributed to the fact that kombucha is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Not only that, studies show people who drink green tea regularly have a less risk of different types of cancer.
4. Kombucha improves joint health
Kombucha can help protect your joints and reduce arthritic pain. And it can also improve skin health and reduce wrinkles.
5. Kombucha is good for weight loss
First I’d like to say that drinking a certain beverage or eating certain foods won’t melt away fat by itself, you still have to stick to the principles of weight loss. That said, research shows that kombucha helps boost metabolism and prevent storage of fat.
6. It’s rich in probiotics
As I mentioned earlier, kombucha is made through fermentation, and research shows probiotics are produced during the fermentation process. As you may know, probiotics produce healthy bacteria that improve digestion and nutrient absorption.
7. Kombucha can reduce risk of heart disease
Even though this evidence is based on rat study, the results are promising. Research found that kombucha improved cholesterol in as little as 30 days. And when made with green tea it lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL).
8. Kombucha can boost your energy
When made from black tea kombucha produces iron during fermentation, and this can boost your energy. And it’s also rich in caffeine which will definitely energize you.