10 Reasons to Drink Kombucha

Who doesn’t love an everyday drink that tastes great and can encourage overall health at the same time? Kombucha is just that. 

Happy Mountain Kombucha is a favorite of mine. If you're in the PNW, try them out!

Happy Mountain Kombucha is a favorite of mine. If you're in the PNW, try them out!

When you learn that it is a fermented tea made from a culture known as ‘scoby,’ it doesn’t sound like a particularly appetizing treat. But this fizzy drink is actually unusually delicious and packs health benefits that are nothing to scoff at. 

So, what is Kombucha exactly?

Kombucha is a fermented beverage that is created during a very precise process involving tea, sugar, and a scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). As the name indicates, the scoby, which is also known as the mother, is a living home for bacteria and yeast which help in the fermenting process. After about seven to ten days, what results is a naturally carbonated fermented drink with probiotics, enzymes, and other beneficial nutrients.

Known for its many health benefits, kombucha is a fantastic substitute to sodas or alcohol. Even though kombucha is made with sugar, the end product will only have a small amount remaining.

People have been integrating kombucha as part of a healthy lifestyle to help improve digestion and gut health, clear up skin issues, and even as a quick energy booster. Some of my favorite flavors of kombucha include grape, lavender, mint chlorophyll, and ginger.

With kombucha only gaining momentum in mainstream health, it’s worth giving it a try this fall and having a fresh way to stay hydrated and feel your best! 

Ready to take a sip? Here are ten reasons to drink Kombucha:

  1. It tastes like sweet, fizzy sunshine and is extremely refreshing.
  2. It makes for a great afternoon pick-me-up.
  3. Craving something sweet? Kombucha is the balanced way to satisfy a sweet tooth.
  4. It helps to support a healthy gut and promotes good digestion.
  5. It charges up your immune system to help keep it strong.
  6. The tea contains powerful antioxidants that help protect the body.
  7. It can be used as a mixer for cocktails and as a rejuvenating brew the next morning.
  8. Alternatively, you can opt out of alcohol altogether and swap for a fun glass of kombucha instead.
  9. If you don’t feel like buying it, you can always opt to make it yourself.
  10. There are so many different flavors to try that it never gets boring!

Do you drink Kombucha? What's your favorite brand? Comment here!

Super Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon Tonic Magic Potion

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If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, there must be truth to the belief that apple cider vinegar is a bit of a magic AF potion. So, if there are superfoods, are there superfluids? ;-) Apple cider vinegar unquestionably makes a convincing case. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurizedACV (apple cider vinegar) is one of the oldest and most useful remedies on Earth. There are so many amazing health benefits from consuming it daily, from helping with diabetes andlowering cholesterol to promoting a healthy gut and clear skin. ACV is definitely one thing I include in my daily diet.

Just two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar along with 30g of cheese before bedtime can contribute to a 4 to 6% decrease in fasting blood sugar levels, according to a 2007 study conducted by Arizona State University. And, according to nutritionist Lisa Guy, apple cider vinegar taken before each meal improves digestion and is helpful to people who have stomach problems such as reflux, indigestion and bloating.

Just keep in mind that you should never drink ACV straight-up as it can burn your esophagus. Instead, mix one tablespoon with 8 ounces of water. Here's a AVC drink I'm loving and drink daily!

Super Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon
Super Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon

What You'll Need

16 oz water
2 tbsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (with the 'mother')
3-4 drops stevia
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ice cubes

What You'll Need To Know

Add ingredients and mix in a shaker cup and pour over ice in a weck jar or tall glass. Drink and enjoy!