8 reasons to drink Kombucha

8 reasons to drink Kombucha

  • Thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered Kombucha, which they named “immortal health elixir” for its many health benefits. Kombucha is a mix of bacteria and yeast.
  • To this day, it is still highly regarded as a potent tea with many healing properties.
  • Kombucha, which is also known as “Manchurian mushroom” and “tea mushroom,” as well as by 80 other names around the world, has been used as a curative for over 2,000 years, primarily in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Manchuria province of China“, said Dr. Keith Steinkraus, a microbiologist at Cornell University in Ithaca.
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  • Dr. Keith H. Steinkraus (1918–2007) was an American food scientist who was well known in food fermentation.
    The culture contains enough antibiotic to discourage bacteria and its high acid content is quite resistant to invasion of problematic organisms,” he said.
  • But, he added, the tea does not become sufficiently acidic until it has fermented for four or five days.
  • Let’s look at 8 reasons to drink Kombucha.
  • 1. Antioxidant rich:
  • It is an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamin E, C, and beta-carotene.. Antioxidants protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress, which may help strengthen the immune system and ward off diseases.
  • Dr. Andrew Weil explains, “Oxidative stress is the total burden placed on organisms by the constant production of free radicals in the normal course of metabolism plus whatever other pressures the environment brings to bear (natural and artificial radiation, toxins in air, food and water; and miscellaneous sources of oxidizing activity, such as tobacco smoke).” The effects of oxidative stress are often linked to chronic illnesses such as heart disease and many types of cancers.
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  • 2. Cancer prevention:
  •  A study published in Cancer Letters shows that a compound called glucaric acid found in Kombucha tea may help prevent cancer. However, larger scale studies need to be conducted before these benefits are confirmed.
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  • 3. Detoxification:
  • Kombucha tea is a potent detox because of the good bacteria, acids, and enzymes it contains. These components detoxify the body, reduces load on the pancreas, and helps maintain a healthy and clean liver.
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  • 4. Heals gastric ulcers:
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are bad for the digestive tract, and can cause gastric ulcers. Kombucha helps heal these ulcers by protecting the mucus lining in the stomach.
  • Studies show that Kombucha compares to pharmaceutical drugs in healing ulcers.
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  • 5. Helps with arthritis:
  • Kombucha is high in glucosamines, which are essential for healthy joints. Glucosamines help create hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain healthy cartilage, and provides pain relief comparable to over the counter NSAIDs.
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  • 6. Helps with diabetes:
  • Kombucha helps lower and regulate blood sugar, which is essential for persons with diabetes.
  • A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Kombucha tea was shown to lower blood sugar.
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  • 7. Immune booster:
  • Kombucha tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress and boost the immune system, helping the body recover from cold and flu.
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  • 8. Weight loss:
  • Kombucha removes toxins from the body, aiding in weight loss.
  • It also boosts the metabolism, which helps with weight loss as well.
  • We highly recommend “The Book of Kumbucha“.
  • Author Beth Ann Petro has examined in detail the latest research on Kombucha and carefully investigated testimonials of Kombucha drinkers from around the world.
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  • AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet. This organic food is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.
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  • Some information of this article is courtesy of Greenmedinfo.com, the world’s most widely referenced natural health resource.
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  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. “Potential Use of D-glucaric Acid Derivatives in Cancer Prevention.” Science Direct. Cancer Letters, Oct. 1990. Web. 09 Mar. 2014.
  • 2. “18 Healthy Reasons to Sip Kombucha.” GreenMedInfo. GreenMedInfo, 14 Aug. 2014. Web. 29 Aug. 2014.
  • 3. “Comparative Healing Property of Kombucha Tea and Black Tea against Indomethacin-induced Gastric Ulceration in Mice: Possible Mechanism of Action.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2014.
  • 4. “Hypoglycemic and Antilipidemic Properties of Kombucha Tea in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Rats.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2014.

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