I was recently reading an article written about the gut-brain relationship - which took me back to why I started Bucha Brew in the first place.
Coming from the world of personal training I experienced all sorts of people in need of help, 95% of whom came in to lose weight, feel better and get more fit. In this human lab of mine, I started noticing a trend in the individuals with particularly bad diets; most of them were suffering from some type of anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Back then there was not a lot of information on the connection between the gut and brain health.
When I first started researching kombucha, I found a lot of articles directed towards its digestive health benefits. As a new mom, I was on the hunt for anything to help my temperamental digestive system (I'm sure all the moms out there know what I'm talking about ) Kombucha really helped me and many of my clients.
Stress can send your brain-gut connection way out of sync and can completely alter your gut physiology, contributing to IBS, IBD, acid reflux, heartburn, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Also, know, this is a two-way street; poor diet choices can significantly affect your emotional stability, stress levels, and anxiety.
What to do?
Drink kombucha, obviously . Here is the real secret-the best and ultimate solution is to de-stress. I understand it's not so easy these days. Put aside time to take a few deep breaths, get more sleep, socialize, exercise and eat healthy. And given the overwhelming conclusion about the gut-brain connection, take care of your gut people!
Pre and pro-biotics are the heart of gut care. What's the difference? Prebiotics are the foods that feed the gut bacteria- think onions, bananas, garlic. We are more familiar with probiotics- supplements, yogurt (try nondairy!), kefir and of course kombucha. Drinking kombucha can positively impact not only your gut health but also your mental states!🤯