Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of emails and questions about Kombucha. I promised Laura that I would do a post based on my personal experiences.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is often drunk for medicinal purposes. It contains multiple species of yeast and bacteria, as well as the organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids, and polyphenols produced by those microbes.
“You only get out of your body what you put into it.”
I live by that quote.
Most Kombucha brewers commonly claim that Kombucha aids in cancer recovery, increases energy, sharpens eyesight, aids in joint recovery, improves skin elasticity, and aids digestion, but there is little published research on the health benefits.
Because of the little scientific research done on Kombucha, these are just “claims.”
I started drinking Kombucha about a year ago.
I was first introduced to Kombucha by Ashlei, but I didn’t really start getting hooked on it until last Fall. The first few times that I drank it, I didn’t mind the taste, but the thought of putting live yeast and bacteria into my body was sort of weird to me.
But we eat yogurt and tempeh right?
It’s basically the same thing (sort of). Living foods are good for the living body.
After awhile, I started drinking Kombucha more often and the taste really grew on me. I also noticed that I was feeling differently. I felt like I had more energy, my digestion improved, and I could think more clearly.
The first thing that I noticed was that my digestion improved significantly. About a year ago, I started to become lactose intolerant again. I was actually lactose intolerant very severely as a baby, but it went away during my childhood. It started to rear its ugly head during my sophomore and junior years of college and I actually gave up all dairy products for awhile.
I kid you know what I say that Kombucha has has cured my lactose intolerance. As soon as I started drinking it, dairy no longer sent me running to the bathroom.
Now, cheese is one of my favorite foods (it always has been)!
My digestion is now like clockwork. I won’t go into details, but things move right on schedule at exactly the same time every single day. I can’t remember the last time things got off track.
- I also feel like I have more energy throughout the day. I don’t get that mid-morning or mid-afternoon crash, except when my body is just physically tired from lack of sleep or a hard workout. No ones perfect.
- My fitness level has improved (but that could be because I work my ass off).
- My grades have improved because I feel likes its easier to focus. I’ve actually always had a really hard time focusing on things, but its gotten a lot better.
- It’s hard to explain, but I can just feel the difference. Words can’t really explain it.
I know this sounds completely crazy, but I really am a believer. I know it sounds really weird, but I believe everything I just wrote.
Let me know if you have questions.