One beverage has been making waves amongst the health-conscious community and that is kombucha. Kombucha is a delicious beverage that is greatly beneficial for our gut health. It tastes fizzy just like soft drinks yet remains a healthy drink with reduced sugar content.
Aside from the health benefits of this drink, many enjoy the fun and creative ways they can enjoy kombucha as part of their diet. This versatility and convenience makes kombucha a great fuss-free alternative to other drinks and you can easily grab it during your meals and on the go throughout your daily events.
We drink a variety of drinks every day. We drink coffee or tea in the morning, smoothie or shake in the afternoon, have an occasional sip of wine in the evening, and a glass of water from time to time. So whether you’re new to this beverage after having made your very first successful batch of kombucha with a kombucha starter kit or have been drinking it for some time, here are some times of the day when you can incorporate this healthy drink into your diet.
1. Kombucha in the morning
One of the reasons people love kombucha is due to its probiotic properties. And for people who are used to drinking kombucha, consuming it on an empty stomach is the best way to maximize the potency of the natural probiotics present in the drink as they’ll pass through your stomach more quickly, which results in an increased amount of probiotics making it to your large intestines.
However, this might not be recommended for people who have just started drinking kombucha as their digestive system may not be used to the acidic and probiotic properties of the drink which may lead to adverse reactions.
Still, breakfast is a natural time for you to include a drink as you start your day. Many people subscribe to the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, starting their mornings with a coffee or tea as a pick-me-up. Many people are increasingly drinking kombucha as a great substitute, especially for those who prefer a colder drink that is still beneficial to their health and diet.
2. When you are feeling tired and are prone to food coma
It’s common to feel a little bloated and sleepy after lunch. However, it’s hard to take an extended break when you have some things at work to finish. Most people may reach for another coffee or sugary drink to get back some much-needed energy to keep going, pushing the eventual crash to a later part of the day.
However, if you are looking for long-term health benefits and balanced energy through the rest of your day and the evening, kombucha may be just the perfect drink for you! Improved gut health has been linked to better energy levels throughout the day, and the omission of sugars and a large spike of caffeine can help you build good habits at your workplace instead.
3. Kombucha after workout
It’s normal to prepare a beverage such as water, protein shakes or an energy drink to replenish moisture lost through sweat and restore your energy after a workout. Why not switch them out for kombucha, which is a great alternative as it replenishes organic acids, antioxidants and live bacteria that help rehydrate your body after exercise. This drink is rich in B-vitamins and folic acid which helps the body produce and maintain new cells. Kombucha can also be mixed with protein powders and other supplements, giving it a better flavour with its’s natural taste.
4. As and when you need a drink
There are many people that we know who do not consume enough water in their day-to-day activities. With reasons ranging from them preferring something with taste to enjoying something fizzy, we understand that there are many drinks that taste a lot better than plain water itself.
Still, while kombucha may not be the best substitute to replace the consumption of water altogether, it can be a healthy substitute for the times we crave soft drinks, sugary fruit juices and alcohol. Kombucha can easily hydrate you while providing you with essential minerals. It can also help you get used to a beverage that is less sweet and closer to pure drinking water in the long run.
We can't help but recommend kombucha enough. With all its health benefits and the versatility of this beverage, it can be easily incorporated into anyone’s lifestyle and diet, helping you improve your health in the long run.
Kombucha is the perfect choice for those of us who are looking to boost our gut health! Here at Elixr Inc, we offer the best kombucha in Singapore. For those of us who are looking to start a new personal hobby or are looking to get this healthy beverage at a lower cost, you can try making your own kombucha with our user-friendly kombucha kits. What are you waiting for? Get started today!