Most of us have experienced anxiety at some point in our lives. Considering this crazy world we live in and the multitude of things vying for our time and attention, it's no wonder we are are often left feeling anxious. Reaching for a glass of kombucha may be exactly what your body needs to rebalance itself.
The foods and drinks we turn to for comfort generally leave us worse off. Processed foods, refined sugars and alcohol irritate many systems of the body and cause inflammation. What tasted good for a few moments can leave us struggling even more. While it may be hard to find soothing comfort in a bowl of greens, drinking kombucha is an easy way to help relieve some physical and mental tension. We’ve found in our lives, that a daily glass (or 3) of kombucha helps keeps anxious feelings at bay.
Decrease Stress - Kombucha combats one of the most common ways stress manifests itself in the body- in the gut as irritable bowel syndrome or ulcers. Kombucha is full of probiotics and digestive enzymes that help improve gut acidity. Additionally, kombucha has trace amounts of alcohol that is known to improve feelings of well being and reduce stress. (Kombucha is not a fermented alcohol like wine or beer.)
Lifts your Mood - There are specific vitamins that have been known to boost your mood and reduce stress. You will find some of these naturally occurring in kombucha. As the yeast ferments in your kombucha brew it creates B1, B6, and B12 vitamins, which have been proven to help stabilize mood. Kombucha also contains Vitamin C, which is known to block the release of cortisol, a stress hormone. Not only is kombucha filled with good vitamins, they are bioavailable, which means it is easy for your body to absorb and utilize.
Creates Balance - Kombucha is an adaptogen, meaning it helps create homeostasis (balance) in the body. This aides in reducing the negative effects that physical and biological stressors can have on us. Adaptogens can help our bodies reduce free radicals that cause oxidative stress and help normalize systems. The trace alcohol and bioavailability also enable our whole bodies to experience the benefits and not just one particular part or system.
It is becoming increasingly evident that the connection between the brain in our head and the brain in our gut is important for physical and emotional well being. The effectiveness of their communication is impacted not only by external stressors, but also by the food and beverages we consume. Drinking kombucha supports healthy communication between your two brains, promotes a healthy gut.
If you are new to drinking kombucha, check out some things to know before you get started! And if you already love it, start brewing at home with a YEABUCHA Home Brew Kit today! You will not only love the benefits of drinking kombucha, home brewing may become a great creative outlet for stress.