Everyone is talking about them, Probiotics. Those live cultures that are helping to stabilize our guts one kombucha at a time. But what are they and how are they really helping us?
Probiotics are tiny microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) that decrease pathogenic gastrointestinal organisms (bad bacteria in your gut that accumulates from bad diet and sedentary lifestyle). They help strengthen your immune system, improve bowel regularity, which in turn helps reduce flatulence and bloating and it protects your proteins and fats from oxidative damage.
Where do they come from?
Here are only 4 ways of getting your daily probiotics. Any fermented food is going to get that good bacteria in your gut, be mindful of what you are eating and drinking and make sure you take in at least one type of probiotic daily! Your body will thank you.
Gut Check Time, Get It In Ya
ok, so it has been a while since my last post. Holidays, family, and kids, time is a precious commodity!
I wanted to clear a few things up about algae. It was really hard for me to come up with a name for my green fizzy Bucha, algae?!, who wants to drink that?? I wanted to stay true to the ingredients the same way I had for the other flavours, consistency is key, so I left the name to describe exactly what is in the drink.
Spirulina-called a blue green algae, but it is actually a bacteria. It is a superfood that is really high in protein, iron and B vitamins. Due to the high amounts of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) it works as a strong anti inflammatory. It can help to lower your bad cholesterol (ldl) naturally and increase the good cholesterol (hdl). This superfood also helps with anemia because of it's high levels of iron.
Chlorella-helps to boost the immune system and fights off infection. It is used as a natural remedy to treat constipation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and fibromyalgia. It has been shown to increase the good bacteria in your gi tract which helps treat ulcers, colitis and Crohn's disease.
These are just a few reasons why We wanted everyone to know there was algae in our Bucha. The last reason, and my personal favourite, these blue green algae definitely help with getting rid of your nasty hangovers!
Get it in ya.