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5 reasons you should drink kombucha

Posted by nexbaau on 3rd Feb 2020

Move over soft drink, there’s a new kid on the block. Whether you’re a newbie or a total booch expert, here’s the lowdown on the new fizzy drink that’s here to stay.

Believe it or not, kombucha has actually been around for thousands of years. Legend has it that kombucha originated in China in 200 B.C.E during the Qin Dynasty. It’s said that Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was the first to make the fermented tea drink, around the same time the Great Wall of China was being constructed!

While it’s come a long way since then, the way kombucha is made is essentially the same. It’s a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. It may not sound too appetising but trust us, it works!

Here are the top 5 reasons we think everyone (not just emperor’s!) should drink kombucha every day

1. Improves your gut health

Because kombucha is fermented, it’s a great for your gut health. The fermentation process allows for good bacteria, antioxidants and probiotics to grow in the drink before making its way into your mouth and down into your microbiome. These good bacteria boost your gut health by balancing out the bad bacteria, which allows your gut to absorb nutrients better. Boosting your gut health by upping your probiotic intake helps all aspects of your body, from your mental health, brain function, skin and immunity (to name a few)!

2. Aids detoxification

Kombucha is full of antioxidants, which supports your liver which is one of the body’s main detoxification organs. Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals, which are molecules that damage your cells. By boosting your antioxidant intake, you’re supporting the liver to eliminate toxins from your body.

3. Boosts energy levels

Kombucha contains an abundance of B vitamins, which have been shown to boost energy. Because it’s made with tea, kombucha also contains a small amount of caffeine, which means that it packs a greater nutritional and probiotic punch more than your ordinary morning coffee. Plus, kombucha’s fizzy texture stimulates your body, giving you a natural energy boost.

4. Boosts immunity

Because kombucha is so rich in probiotics, it helps your gut function properly, which boosts your immunity. Once probiotics get into your gut, they can crowd out bad bacteria, produce acids that stop the growth of bad bacteria and stimulate your immune system, keeping inflammation and disease at bay.

5. It’s seriously delicious

Last but certainly not least, our favourite reason for drinking kombucha is because it tastes bloody good! It’s got the fizziness you love, but is also chock-full of nutrients, antioxidants and probiotics, making it a far superior choice compared to ordinary soft drinks. Nexba Kombucha comes in a variety of mouth-watering flavours, making it the perfect choice for any occasion.