More so now than at any other time of year, holiday celebrations become synonymous with a full glass of wine or bottle of beer. It can be easy to overindulge. Enter, kombucha. Do you want to avoid alcohol all together, are looking for a healthier mixer for your cocktails, or just need a weekend detox? This non-sugary, non-alcoholic beverage can be your social calendar saviour.
For those not in the know, kombucha (pronounced kom-boo-cha) is a Chinese classic that has become globally popular for its healing properties and health benefits. It is made through a process of fermentation that involves green or black tea, good bacterias and yeast. Kombucha is a naturally fizzy and tasty drink that is full of probiotics for bowel health and digestion.
This drink will help in reducing blood pressure and improving eyesight. It helps to relieve headaches and kick start your metabolism too. So there are a ton of reasons why you should pick up a bottle of kombucha on the way to your next party.
4 of the top benefits of Kombucha:
It amps up your gut health
Kombucha helps keep your system moving while you enjoy all the delicious food that goes hand in hand with the holidays. Live cultures, digestive enzymes and probiotics help to balance out bad bacteria and pump your body with all-natural good stuff.
Lets your liver live
If you do overindulge, the healthy bacterial acids and antioxidants in this drink will help to detoxify your body and counteract liver cell toxicity. Just what you need after a big night out.
Gives you a boost of energy
As the end of the year nears, we all tend to feel a little tired. One bottle of the good stuff gives you a prolonged, natural energy boost without the sugar highs and lows of normal soft drinks, to keep you partying all season long.
Leaves you glowing from the inside out
It’s known as ‘The Immortal Elixir’ for a reason. Raw, probiotic products like kombucha are known for reducing inflammation in the body, which can clear the skin, and help you achieve that healthy glow.
Choose kombucha as an alternative this season, and feel the huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
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