With the brisk weather here it can be daunting to think about drinking 8 glasses of water everyday. Today's thirst-quenching beverage Kombucha will make this easier - while providing you with additional health benefits! This refreshing, fermented, naturally carbonated, mildly sweet ancient Chinese tea has multiple health and energy boosting benefits for people with SCI.
Kombucha is rich in enzymes (enzymes breakdown food) so it helps to support our compromised digestive system, eases burden on the pancreas, gallbladder and liver and reduces gas and bloating.
Naturally fermented with bacteria, Kombucha is a probiotic beverage. Probiotics are good bacteria that help to support the immune system, thus helping to protect us from infections (such as bladder, respiratory), which we are at increased risk of developing. Additionally, probiotics aid digestion and bowel function.
Kombucha also contains glucosamines, which are substances that are required by your body to maintain healthy joints, B-vitamins needed for energy and is low in sugar compared to fruit juice, pop and sports drinks to help maintain your waist line.
You can buy Kombucha at your local health food store or if you’re feeling adventurous you can try making it at home with the recipe below!
Please note: Kombucha contains approximately .5% alcohol.