Kombucha is an ancient drink, originating in China, known as the miracle drink, the drink of immortality. It was made at home and it was said to be good for everything! It is a green tea fermented with a culture of live bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). It is therefore a living product. During fermentation, SCOBY feeds on sugar and grows and releases the benefits of probiotics. After fermentation, Kombucha turns into a carbonated drink full of vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and acids with many health benefits.
So, but why should I drink Kombucha every day? With the help of our nutritionist, Mafalda Rodrigues de Almeida, we have listed below 6 reasons to include GUTsy Captain Kombucha in your daily routine.
1 - It is a probiotic food - it has a positive impact on intestinal health.
The intestine is an organ where several species of bacteria inhabit, some beneficial and others not so much. Probiotics, present in fermented foods like GUTsy Captain Kombucha, are beneficial bacteria that reach the intestine and multiply, leading to positive health effects. Thus, kombucha improves gut health, which has been widely studied for the importance the gut has on overall health, both mental and physical.
Intestinal bacteria play an important role in the digestion of food, because there are foods that have nutrients in their constitution that we are not able to digest – such as fiber. These have to be digested by bacteria, and in this process short-chain fatty acids are formed, which are related to several health benefits.
There is also a regulation of intestinal transit associated with the consumption of Kombucha – whether in constipation or diarrhea. For this reason, probiotics improve gastrointestinal symptoms and have been studied in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
2 - It is beneficial for the immune system.
Is GUTsy Captain Kombucha an excellent drink to boost the immune system? About 70% of the cells responsible for our immunity are concentrated along the intestinal walls and their only protection is the bacterial flora located in this area. Add probiotic-rich drinks like GUTsy Captain Kombucha and GUTsy Captain Water Kefir to a healthy diet and feel stronger and protected in your everyday life!
3 – Promotes improvements in general well-being and mental health.
Did you know that some of our hormones, including serotonin and melatonin, the so-called happiness and sleep hormones, have their production affected by what goes on in our gut? Together, these play an important role in regulating our mood and well-being. It has been scientifically reported that the supply of probiotic foods, such as Kombucha and Kefir, translates into an increase in the level of these hormones in the gastrointestinal tract, with a consequent beneficial effect on well-being, mental health and sleep quality.
4 – It can help with weight loss.
Did you know that drinking Kombucha and Kefir can help you lose weight? Gut bacteria help maintain the integrity of intestinal cells and improve all digestive processes. Therefore, they allow you to absorb less toxins and fats, which is important to maintain a healthy weight. In addition, they help to control the production of the satiety hormone, which contributes to the reduction of binge eating and emotional episodes.
5 - Increases energy levels.
Kombucha is a natural source of vitamin B12, resulting from the fermentation process. This vitamin is closely linked to our energy levels.
6 - It's delicious!
GUTsy Captain Kombucha is formulated and designed to have all the benefits of Kombucha combined with a delicious taste. Guilt free, low in calories (or even Zero Calories and Zero Sugars in GUTsy Captain Kombucha Zero), Vegan, Organic, Gluten Free....Try it out and let us know what you think.
Have you ever tried Kombucha? Tell us the effects you felt!
If you haven't tried it yet, we believe it will make a difference in your life. Order here.