Unless you have been living under a rock you would have heard of kombucha. But what exactly is it? Kombucha is a fermented drink that has been around for thousands of years. It is made from bacteria and yeast and is mixed with black or green tea. It’s bacteria and yeast-fuelled fermentation process that means it is packed with probiotics as well as B vitamins, enzymes, and organic acids.
Like other fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut, kombucha contains probiotics, the beneficial bacterial that have been linked to gut health. Having the right balance of microbes in your gut has been known to improve immunity, digestion and balance blood sugar.
So how does this benefit our skin?
A healthy gut and digestive system can help improve the way the body absorbs and retains nutrients, minerals and antioxidants which are essential to our overall well-being. It is also these essential nutrients that help support bright and healthy skin. Additionally Kombucha is packed with antioxidants which help to quench free radicals reducing visible signs of ageing and inflammation.
Kombucha is a great alternative to soft drinks and a great energy boost when you experience that afternoon dip. Find a great recipe to brew your own at Remedy Drinks (www.remedydrinks.com).
For more info on creating the healthiest version of your skin, book a skin consultation with Lily, Amelia or Steph.