Heal Your Gut
When you hear bacteria, often you associate that with harmful “germs”, sickness and disease. Did you know that there are actually billions of beneficial bacteria present within all of us?
It’s a pretty known fact now that bacteria plays a large role in fostering a strong immune system and keep us healthy. These ‘good’ bacteria play a crucial role in our digestive health, as well as keeping our hormone levels balanced.
A balanced gut flora should be a ratio of 85% good bacteria and 15% bad bacteria. When this ratio gets out of balance, dysbiosis happens. What this means is that there’s an imbalance of too much of a certain fungus, yeast or bacteria that will affect your body in a negative way. It is possible to bring these ratios back into place by consuming probiotics.
Probiotics are a type of good bacteria that helps our gut health. They are live bacteria that once consumed, line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection.
By adding more probiotic foods (such as yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kombucha, kefir, kvass, etc) into your diet, you can reap their many health benefits (as listed below).
supports immune function
promotes healthy digestion
healing leaky gut
There are many sources of probiotic foods, and raw kombucha is one of them. This particular beverage contains probiotics that have been shown to help support intestinal tract health, making nutrients more absorbable and available.
Kombucha not only contains a variety of good bacteria, but it’s also packed with B vitamins, beneficial enzymes and a high dose of beneficial acids (acetic, glycolic and lactic).
It is a great substitute for those who are used to drinking sodas or sugary drinks. Reducing or eliminating these drinks can really make a significant positive impact on your health.
If you’re not already including probiotic-rich foods into your daily diet, try adding them slowly and reap the many benefits they have to offer. It’s an easy and effective way to heal your gut and replenish your gut microbiome to improve overall health.