Benefits of Kombucha

What is Kombucha? Kombucha was discovered by the chinese around 2,000 years ago and since of late has been the buzz in the health food world.

Kombucha is a fermented beverage of  sugar and black or green tea   and starts with a SCOBY or bacteria and yeast commonly known as a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.   Sugar or honey is used in the fermentation process.  Once  fermented, Kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes,  and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic) and probiotic that have great  benefits. As always keep in mind to check with a doctor and moderation is the key in any health food  or supplements you may take.

Kombucha contains good bacteria for your body , such as,

  • Acetobacter
  • Saccharomyces
  • Brettanomyces
  • Lactobacillus
  • Gluconacetobacter
  • Zygosaccharomyces

Kombucha is,

  • Good for digestion, gas bloating – although highly acidic it becomes Alkaline in your body.
  • Supports weight loss
  • Increased Energy due to it containing iron and some caffeine.
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Immune Support
  • Probiotic benefits
  • Good for yeast infections
  • Eases joint pain due to levels of glucosamine  in it.

 

Kombucha can be fermented and made at home, however strict sanitary guidelines must be in place for your safety to avoid contamination of other bacteria present in a non commercial kitchen.

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Source of information DrAxe.com

 

 

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Happy New Year dear readers!

It is back to work, back to school and another new year unfolds. I make no resolutions this year. I do not want that kind of pressure for myself. Last year I was resolute about learning Spanish, taking a graphics design course and furthering my hobby of singing

Other than for loosing a few pounds and getting in better shape health wise, I achieved none of the above and ended up feeling like a loser for lack of a better word!

No matter how your new year starts, any day  is a good day to make a resolution about something positive.

Make each day bring you a new resolution.

I will not eat those cookies at work, I will not drive fast, I will try to stay off my phone, I will take deep breaths and relax and so on.

Even if you break it one day you have the chance to begin the next day.

The first day of the new year I ended up screaming at the  kids for being late for school and eating breakfast in the car……tomorrow I shall be nicer to them!

It is easier on a day to day basis to keep a resolution.

No matter what is important to you, the following can always be your guide.

Eat better, move more, take care of yourself first

Be kind and generous to others (including your family!)

Have a good attitude no matter what the situation

Laugh often and at yourself

Pray

Work hard

Have more tolerance

Spend more time with your family and sincere friends

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