First things first... I know it's an acquired taste, but there are enough flavors that you'll find one you'll like. My favorite is the Gingerade. I incorporate Kombucha (16oz) into my nutrition plan daily, along with trying to get my 1.5-2.0. Incorporate this into your nutrition plan and you won't be disappointed with how it makes you feel. Here are reasons to start adding it to your day:
1 It’s loaded with probiotics
During fermentation probiotic bacteria is produced. Probiotics are basically your stomach’s best friend. They balance your digestive system’s microbiome, meaning they replenish good bacteria in your gut. This promotes healthy digestion, better immunity to disease brought by bad bacteria, and can even help you absorb more nutrients!
2 It’s got antioxidants
Because kombucha is made with tea, it boasts many of the same benefits. One of the most notable - Antioxidants. All tea (but green tea especially) is loaded with the good stuff, which help repair cells in your body. That includes hair and skin, so load up if you’re looking for a healthy glow
3 It’s a great alternative to soda
Like your favorite soda, kombucha is sweet and fizzy. Unlike soda, it’s low in calories and sugar, so it’s a WAY healthier choice. If you find yourself frequently reaching for sugary drinks, try sating that craving with some Kombucha instead. You’ll avoid the sugar crash AND some empty calories.
4 It’s the new Emergen-C
Kombucha is rich in vitamin C, one of the most important tools in protecting yourself from inflammatory diseases (think autoimmune). Feel like you might be coming down with something? Drink some kombucha. It’s loaded with the good stuff and can help protect you from that nasty virus that’s been making its way through the office.
5 It’s an athlete’s best friend
Consider kombucha your new best workout partner. It contains glucosamine, an amino sugar that’s great for joint pain. (In fact, it is often used to help treat arthritis.) This makes it a great choice after a particularly difficult workout. Glucosamine, along with other enzymes, work together to repair joint stress and prepare you for future workouts. So perfect for the 18yr baseball player who is ramping up there training to gain size and baseball specific agility in the off-season; and all other sports and training activities.