Happy New Year!
It's that time of year again where we all vow to make positive changes and improvements to our lives. And if you're looking to make a healthy change this year, why not consider incorporating kombucha into your daily routine?
Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years because of its health benefits. It is made by adding a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) to sweetened tea and letting it ferment for a week or more. The drink that comes out of this is carbonated, slightly sour, and very refreshing. It is full of live cultures, enzymes, and amino acids.
There are many ways to incorporate kombucha into your daily routine. Here are a few ideas:
Kombucha first thing in the morning
First thing in the morning, have a glass of kombucha. Kombucha can help you start your day and get your digestion going. Also, the live cultures in kombucha can help keep your gut microbiome healthy, which is important for your health as a whole (1).
Swap out sugary drinks for Kombucha
If f you want to drink less soft-drinks or other drinks with added sugar, kombucha can be a great alternative. Pure Booch has the lowest sugar content, for an Authentic Kombucha in the UK, with less than 1.9g per 100ml. And with its live cultures and enzymes it can help keep your body's pH in balance and your digestion healthy (1,2).
Use Kombucha as a mixer
Kombucha can give your favourite drinks a unique and refreshing twist. Just make sure to use a low-sugar kind to keep the amount of calories and sugar in check. Check out our latest Mocktail, for some inspiration and to help you spice up your drink game.
Change up your snack routine with Kombucha
Include kombucha in your snack routine. Instead of reaching for chips or cookies in the middle of the afternoon, try sipping on a bottle of kombucha. The lives cultures in kombucha can help digestion and give you more energy in a natural way (1,2).
Keep it convenient
Keep a few cans of kombucha in your fridge or pantry so that you always have it on hand.
Adding kombucha to your daily life is an easy and tasty way to improve your health and well-being.
So why not try it this year? Your gut and taste buds will thank you.
- Jayabalan, R., Malbaša, R. V., Lončar, E. S., Vitas, J. S., & Sathishkumar, M. (2014). A Review on Kombucha Tea-Microbiology, Composition, Fermentation, Beneficial Effects, Toxicity, and Tea Fungus. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 13(4), 538-550.
- Antolak, H., Piechota, D., & Kucharska, A. (2021). Kombucha Tea—A Double Power of Bioactive Compounds from Tea and Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeasts (SCOBY). Antioxidants (Basel), 10(10), 1541