No form of germ survives without bacteria, every form of life lives with the germ community. We are 10: 1 with the microorganisms in our human cells caused by bacteria and we host what gives us efficacy, which is why fermented drinks have become increasingly popular and accepted worldwide for their benefits to the human body.
Kambucha is a fermented, fizzy, sweet and sour tea that has been eaten for thousands of years. Since bacteria and yeast have been added to the Kambucha drink, the addition of these bacteria and yeast results in fermentation which provides additional probiotic benefits along with the nutritional value of the tea.
Kambucha also requires the transformation of intentional anaerobic microorganisms. It also requires an acquired taste to be able to get regular.
Kambucha is rich in probiotics because it contains live culture, contains lactic acid bacteria which is one of the beneficial bacteria for intestines. Another advantage of kambucha is that it contains live bacterial cultures that are extremely beneficial to eat if they are not heated after fermentation.
The function of live bacterial culture is as follows:
– Nutrition assimilation
– Many nutrients are digested
– Synthesis of essential nutrients
– Humans cannot reproduce without bacteria
– Lactic acid supports glycogen-producing bacteria that make the body acidic to help us reproduce
-Bacteria in our gut – Serotonin secretion which is our happy hormone and neurochemical secretion which helps in good intestinal-brain chemistry.
There are many benefits to taking kambucha or any other fermented drink that helps the body as it converts food or drink into nutrients in various ways.
– It improves pre-digestion, when food is fermented, compound dense foods are pre-digested by the fermenting organism so that the body can easily assimilate.
-It helps to remove toxins from our food which may not be visible to the naked eye, in a form that is a delicate ingredient food that is safe to eat or drink.
– Fermentation can improve the bioavailability of minerals and vitamins for use in various vital functions of the body.
Kambucha is good for the gut for many reasons that constantly attack or threaten the balance of our gut bacterial culture.
- Use of NSAID antibiotics or antacids
- Drinking chlorinated water
The use of antibacterial alternatives for hand washing or food washing destroys all bacteria, across the board, good or bad for the body which leads to intestinal and hormonal imbalances.
Consciously replenish bacteria in our gut It is important to have a rich variety of fermented drinks to help our gut bacteria and as a regular mid-morning or evening alternative can help a lot of people with chronic digestive problems like constipation, low stomach acid or acid reflux. Great for even inflammatory bowel disease or inflammation of the intestines, skin, IBS, and other hormones, moods and other imbalances. The root cause of every imbalance starts in the gut.
Conversely, since kambucha is a fermented sweet tea, it is important to make sure that diabetes, insulin resistance, and small intestinal bacteria are high, so check it out with an intestinal practitioner before eating it regularly to avoid any adverse effects.
Kambucha can be made at home as well as on shelves. The process of making kambucha takes about seven to ten days in a few steps:
1. The first step is to make tea. Any tea of choice like Green Tea or Black Tea can be used here
2. The second step is to add SCOBY rather than create. SCOBY is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that is used in the production of kambucha and is readily available in the market. It is covered and set for some time
3. The third step is fermentation which makes this product a probiotic. This process takes six to seven days to ferment the kambucha
After the combo is made and fermented, the SCOBY must be removed.
About the Author: Janvi Chitalia, Integrative Gut Microbiome Health Coach and Functional Medicine Nutritionist