All posts tagged: probiotics

Kombucha 

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m constantly drinking a fizzy, probiotic drink called kombucha. I am so obsessed that even when I’m travelling internationally, I try to track down the local kombucha. Why am I so set on drinking one daily? It’s simple: about 70% of your immune system lives in your gut and kombucha pumps your body with probiotics to keep your digestive track in top condition so that your internal organs function properly.Kombucha detoxifies your organs by protecting it against oxidative stress – the process that occurs when too many free radicals chemically interact with your cells and try to take over your body by damaging them. This can lead to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, chronic fatigue, and even Alzheimer’s. Kombucha helps control these free radicals so that your body can protect itself with antioxidant properties. Free radicals are not only forming in your bodies – they also come from the environment around you (car exhaust, ultraviolet rays, toxins from the foods you consume, etc). You can’t prevent them …

Probiotics

This may shock you: drinking bacteria is beneficial to your health. I was surprised to learn this, but first, let me clarify. There are many harmful types of bacteria that are toxic to your body, but the type of bacteria found in probiotics helps your body predigest important nutrients from what you consume at a much more efficient level. 70% of your immune system lives in your gut. Probiotics are important because they help maintain a healthy gut which supports good digestion and a healthy immune system.  I am hooked on this sparkling probiotic tonic from Kevita, specifically the turmeric ginger flavor (which also has a series of other benefits because both turmeric and ginger are phenomenal for you internally and externally), and I drink one daily to keep my gut healthy. These drinks contain 4 strains of live probiotics with 4 billion CFU’s (colony forming units) and contain 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C. Digestively, I have never felt better, and what I love about these tonics is now not only do …