The buzz about fermented drinks and their probiotic properties is getting louder. The spotlight beams brighter as more and more consumers learn about their inherent probiotic health benefits. The new trend — fermented everything — is now making noise all over the web and social media. It is creating awareness about what we are actually putting in our bodies and how it impacts our overall health. If you’re curious to know what this fermented everything trend can do for your body, look no further. Here are 3 fermented drinks to get you started and why you should try them.
What Are Fermented Drinks?
There is a world of fermentation that has nothing to do with alcohol. This natural process transforms the taste and consistency of foods and beverages — turning water into creamy kefir and tea into carbonated Kombucha.
The healthy world of fermented drinks adds microbes (live “good” bacteria) to the gut, increases micronutrients (B-vitamins), makes food more digestible, and eliminates anti-nutrients — increasing nutrient absorption.
Types of Fermented Drinks
Kombucha is a highly consumed fermented drink. Available in a multitude of flavor options, this magical elixir is a fizzy, lightly vinegar-y beverage made from fermented tea. Its persistent effervescence makes it taste like a liquid version of Pop Rocks.
The fermentation process creates a carbonated functional beverage with a high concentration of B- vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, and acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with following effects:
Improved Digestion, Weight Loss, Increased Energy , Cleansing and Detoxification , Immune Support , Reduced Joint Pain
Kefir is a drinkable yogurt with a base made by fermenting milk. Unlike yogurt, kefir carries a different type of bacteria. Its flavor is tangier, slighter more tart and creamier. You can eat it like yogurt, but many people like to drink it straight up.
High in vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes and probiotics, kefir has superior nutrition. Its unique set of nutrients has been shown to benefit the body in the following ways:
Boost Immunity , Heal Inflammatory Bowl Disease , Build Bone Density , Fight Allergies , Improve Lactose Digestion , Support Detoxification
Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of health benefits. Its flavor taste like the essence of the fruit with perfect notes of sweet and tart. You can use it in a variety of methods from vinaigrettes, marinating protein or as a mocktail. And if you’re not down with drinking fruit vinegar straight up, there are a range of tonics that’s simply begging to be drunk from a Mason jar or wine glass for a more refined palate.
Rich in calcium, potassium, amino acids, enzymes, and acetic acid, fruit vinegar is high in antioxidants. Its unique set of nutrients has been shown to benefit the body in several ways:
Lowers Cholesterol, Balances Acidity Levels, Increases Metabolism and Speeds Up Weight Loss, Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces Blood Sugar Levels.
Get Started & Drink Up
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