5 Ways Kombucha is Positively Benefiting Your Health — Part 2
Check out Part 1 of this post on the probiotic benefits of kombucha!
Kombucha, a Powerful Disease Deterrent
Pre- and probiotics, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and antimicrobials add up to one power-packed drink. Strengthening your body’s natural defense system, kombucha gives you the advantage over health conditions and diseases.
Consuming kombucha seems to stave off the leading cause of death, heart disease. How? Lab studies found kombucha to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL). Regular consumption of this drink with a healthy diet and daily exercise looks promising for keeping you out of the doctor’s office and off meds.
Type 2 Diabetes
Kombucha puts healthy microbes into your body. When combined with its natural acids and antioxidants, you lose fat. Reducing body weight defends against type 2 diabetes. The drink also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels by slowing the digestion of carbs and may reduce blood sugar levels as well.
The aches and pains of arthritis can stop you in your tracks. Glucosamines treat arthritis. And, no surprise, they are naturally found in kombucha. These chemicals protect cartilage and alleviate arthritic pain. The anti-inflammatory properties of kombucha also help reduce the symptoms and limitations of arthritis to keep you on the move and enjoying your next adventure.
Kombuchas with live microorganisms launch the body’s natural defense against free radicals and some cancers. Lab results suggest kombucha prevents cancer cell growth and decreases cancer cell survival. The glucaric acid in kombucha may further reduce cancer risk. And, the Vitamin C protects against tumors, cell damage and inflammatory disease.
The family of B vitamins battles depression and stabilizes mood — B1, B6 and B12 show up in kombucha. The probiotic and anti-inflammatory traits may combat the symptoms of depression as well. Plus, Vitamin C prevents cortisol, the stress hormone, from being released. A bottle of kombucha holds promise for lifting your mood, and treating anxiety and depression.
Does kombucha sound too good to be true? Is kombucha the most effective probiotic? As evidence rolls in to support its benefits, you may just hold in your hand a magic health potion. Do you realize now why athletes, moms, doctors and your friends are singing its praises?