Kombucha and the Gut

June 30, 2022

Kombucha and the Gut

Gut health is a huge trend at the moment, except it’s not just another health fad. The body of research into gut health is growing constantly, and we’ve only recently really started understanding the importance of gut health to overall health.

There are billions of bacteria living in your gut, which are collectively known as the gut microbiome. Having a diverse gut microbiome is a marker of overall good health.

One of the ways you can get a dose of good bacteria in your diet is through fermented foods, which may not sound too appealing, but luckily there are some delicious tasting ones around now! So even if the idea of sauerkraut makes your skin crawl, kombucha is a drink that tastes great.

When it comes to gut health diversity is key! Think of your gut as a river system. If there is only one species of fish in that river, it is not very sustainable. Something big and bad could come along and wipe out the species and take over. What you want is a thriving ecosystem with multiple species of fish, plants, macroinvertebrates, that make up a healthy habitat. This can be done in your gut by consuming authentic fermented products in conjunction with each other, like Pure Booch Kombucha, Kefirs, Crouts etc.

The basic ingredients in kombucha are yeast, sugar, tea, and a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast, basically the amazing bacteria!). The mixture is then left to ferment, during which time bacteria feed on the sugar and multiply. Acids and a small amount of alcohol also form (which is why kombucha is a great alternative to alcoholic drinks!)