Kambucha For Your Health
What is Kambucha? If you’ve never heard of it, it is a great drink that can really boost your health. It was believed to have been originally from Asia and spread from the Far East to Europe and today it is practically a staple in the diets of the health and wellness groups all over the world.
It is made from a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), which is a rubbery organism that you put in sweetened green or black tea. You let it ferment in a glass container for about a week or so. As a culture, the SCOBY will digest the sugar in the tea and all its own will produce multiple organic acids, vitamin C and B, enzymes and amino acids. You can then add more tea, fruit juice or fruit to flavor this now fizzy delicious drink.
So what great things does Kambucha do?
- gives you acidic probiotcs that support the good flora in your gut
- helps with digestion
- prevents the growth or overgrowth of candida (yeast)
- detoxes your body
- the large number of enzymes supports the pancreas and liver
- it contains glucosamines that prevent joint degeneration
- it produces vitamin B3 which improves blood flow
- it is filled with powerful antioxidants
- supports your immune system
- gives you energy
- protects your intestines and keep pathogens and parasites away
If you want to have some fun, try making this healthy drink at home!
The Amazing Health Benefits Of Coconut Milk
Coconut is a unique flavor and not everyone likes it, but it is becoming increasingly popular because of all of the great health benefits it has from the coconut itself, coconut milk, coconut water and coconut oil. Coconut milk is a very healthy alternative to other products and especially for those who are intolerant to traditional cow dairy. It is rich in healthy saturated fat and many other wonderful nutrients.
Coconut milk is rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 as well as iron, selenium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. It’s a great option for those who are allergic to traditional cow’s milk or who don’t care for almond milk.It is also a rich source of phosphorus. It contains selenium, an antioxidant, which relieves arthritis and is a rich source of magnesium, which helps to calm the nerves and maintain normal blood pressure. It is a great source of fiber, which makes you feel fuller for a longer time and if taken in moderation, can help to control or contribute to weight loss.
Even though coconut milk contains saturated fat, it reduces cholesterol levels and contains lauric acid which boosts HDL, which is your good cholesterol.
Like coconut oil, coconut milk is great for your hair in many ways by nourishing your hair giving natural moisture from roots to ends. It boosts the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth, restoring dry, damaged, weakened and brittle hair as well as split ends, and as a bonus it works as a natural hair detangler.
I love to drink it but there are many other uses for it. Enjoy it in a protein smoothie, with cereal or for your hair!