If you haven’t heard of kombucha, get your wow face on! It’s a fermented tea that’s loaded with probiotics, a tangy great taste, and can be sweetened with fruits or combined with other superfoods such as algae to have even more health benefits. Because the kombucha is fermented, it’s carbonated so it has that fizziness you love just like soda.
Here’s why you replace soda with kombucha.
We all know how evil soda is. It’s full of sugar, GMOs (high fructose corn syrup anyone?), artificial flavors and colors, and worst of all, if you’re buying diet, you’re exposing your body to fake sugar. Which, let’s face it, is the worst thing ever for your body . Nothing like introducing some fake chemicals into your most precious asset in life.
Anyway, kombucha rocks because it doesn’t have any of that stuff in it. Although sugar is needed to get the kombucha to ferment, very little remains after the kombucha is done with the fermentation process. Kombucha doesn’t have any artificial flavors or colors and it doesn’t have GMOs. Regular soda definitely does not have probiotics in it either. Probiotics are great not only for your digestion but are required to keep your whole body running smoothly.
Probiotics for Digestion
Let’s talk about probiotics a little bit. Chances are you’ve heard of “antibiotics”, which are inherently evil. Just kidding (cough). But, let’s look at the difference between a probiotic and an antibiotic and what they do to your body.
A probiotic is microorganism that helps your body out, especially if you’ve lost good bacteria in your body through an illness or infection. Probiotics can help with your gut especially if you have a sensitive stomach or irritable bowels (which could be being caused by a food allergy, ahem). Probiotics can also help keep you in optimal health. Just keep in mind that probiotics from dairy sources such as yogurt and kefir might not be your best bet.
An antibiotic was made to be used against certain diseases or infections. This means the antibiotic will kill the bacteria that’s causing your illness—along with all the other good bacteria that will help you heal. So although antibiotics do have their uses, many times they can make you take longer to heal rather than make you heal faster.
There are natural antibiotics such as garlic, honey, coconut oil, and fermented foods like raw apple cider vinegar. Kombucha is packed with probiotics to help keep you healthy and keep your gut happy. And as we all know, many diseases originate from within the gut. It’s where all the action happens!
Help Prevent Chronic Disease, Not Encourage It
We’ve known for a while that drinking soda isn’t good for you. It’s ridiculously high in sugar and can encourage weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and an array of other health problems. This is especially true if you drink soda every day—an occasional soda may be ok, but if you’re drinking it all the time, you’re most likely doing serious damage to your body and encouraging your risk for several different diseases to skyrocket.
Why drink soda when you could have a kombucha? While it doesn’t have the sickeningly sweet taste of soda, many kombuchas are sweetened with fruit puree to make them taste like a strawberry soda (hello, G.T’s Strawberry Serenity). Just, you know, without the artificial crap and crazy sugar content.
Giving up soda should have been on your agenda a long time ago. Now, you’ve got something amazing to replace it with. You can even make your own kombucha at home! Get some powerful probiotics, amazing flavors, and get your bubbly on with some kombucha, and kick that soda to the curb!