Typically, the word bacteria brings to mind painful stomach aches and other illnesses. Indeed, the immune system works hard to stave off harmful bacteria. Not all bacteria is bad for you though, and the so-called good bacteria that your body needs are called probiotics.
Probiotic bacteria thrives in the lower part of the digestive tract among immense and complex colonies of bacteria. (In fact, a healthy adult has more microorganisms than human cells).
Both adults and kids should have a steady supply of probiotics in their diet. One of the easiest ways to consume probiotics is by drinking them, and some of the most popular probiotic beverages are drinkable yogurts.
Still, yogurt isn’t the only fermented gut saving probiotic that’s out there. Here are a couple more options for probiotic beverages that you should be considering.
Kombucha is one of the probiotic drinks that has become super popular among hipsters and homesteaders in recent years. Whether making it yourself at home (like so many are) or buying it bottled at a health food store, expect this probiotic drink to have a vinegar-like taste. The flavour may be a little jarring at first, but many grow to enjoy it with time.
Here are some of the health benefits of drinking Kombucha:
The health benefits of drinking Kombucha are:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Detoxifies the liver
- Regulates blood sugar
- Regulates hormones and metabolism
- Better digestion
- Powerful anti-inflammatory
- Immunity booster
- Lower cholesterol