6 Amazing Benefits That Come From Drinking Kombucha

6 Amazing Benefits That Come From Drinking Kombucha

This drink is packed with so many health benefits and still tastes amazing!

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If you aren't familiar with kombucha, here's a quick definition. Kombucha is a fermented sweetened black or green tea drink with supposed health benefits and an alcohol content of less than 0.5 percent. I just recently found myself addicted to this power drink not too long ago and decided to do a little research after trying it for the first time. I was shocked to find out that there were so many health benefits that came with drinking this tea.

1. Plenty of probiotics 

Probiotics are key for a healthy gut. The term "bacteria" may sound a little scary at first, but there is such a thing as good bacteria. These help your health and can aid with weight loss, inflammation and digestion.

2. All the antioxidants

I feel like I hear the word "antioxidant" all the time, but I never really knew what it meant for a while. Antioxidants protect against free radicals. These can be extremely harmful to your cells, and they are everywhere. Antioxidants keep your immune system in mind, and they can come in forms such as Vitamin A or E. They also should be received directly from food or beverages, not supplements. Lucky for you, kombucha is packed with antioxidants.

3. Kombucha cares for your heart

Drinking kombucha could improve your heart risk factors and increase the odds of full recovery from a heart attack. This is probably my favorite health benefit that kombucha has, mainly because of America's growing obesity rate, which leads to an increase in heart issues. Heart disease is currently the number one cause of death for women around the world, so I think it is great that kombucha can be so beneficial for heart health.

4. Type 2 Diabetes support

Recent studies have shown that kombucha can slow down the digestion of carbs, which reduces blood sugar levels. 300 million people are currently affected by this chronic disease, so kombucha could be extremely beneficial to all of those sufferers. I also found it interesting that those who drink green tea have an 18 percent less chance of becoming diabetic, and since kombucha may contain green tea, it's a win-win.

5. Low in calories

The typical serving of kombucha can contain an average amount of just 30 calories. This is way less than that can of soda.

6. It tastes good, with a variety of flavors

You can find kombucha in a wide range of flavors, from ginger to watermelon. My favorite right now is green apple. There are also several brands of kombucha and different-sized bottles for your convenience.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the grocery store and pick up some bottles of this miraculous beverage!

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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9 Easy Natural Water Cleanses To Start Your New Year Strong

If you're trying to be healthier or increase your water intake this new year, you're welcome.

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Sometimes, something as simple as spicing up your water is all it takes to make you feel fresh and renewed. If you're anything like me, you neglected your daily water intake at the end of 2018. But, as I began the new year I realized why I was feeling so sluggish and it was because I wasn't drinking enough water. Personally, I tend to get bored with plain water and throughout the years have found myself researching recipe's to spice up my water. Well, if you're looking to be healthier, take in more water or searching for an easy detox, I'm sharing my personal favorite infused water recipes that can help you with all of your health needs.

1. Lemon, Cucumber & Mint

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This combo, I'd like to think is very well known and may be more basic but hello, it is my go-to choice just for the instant detox/ revival it gives me! Lemons are your best friend because they're a natural detoxifier, providing a boost in your immune system and digestion, all while flushing out toxins. The mint will aid in digestion and also contribute as a natural sweetener. The cucumber provides an extra hydration boost and will give some more flavor!

BONUS: Add ginger which aids in digestion, can prevent indigestion, nausea and heartburn.

2. Green Tea, Mint & Lime

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So, this concoction does it all! This is great for burning fat, helping with digestion, easing headaches, and fighting congestion! Remember, while the tea is steeping add in the other ingredients. When it cools down, pour over ice and done!

3. Cucumber, Kiwi & Strawberry

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Yum! The benefits from this fruity combo are blood sugar support, immune system support, appetite control, increase in metabolism, provides a boost in energy, and reduces toxins!! Also, as I've mentioned before, cucumbers are a great way to get that extra hydration but on top of that they are great for your skin, and have anti-inflammatory properties!

4. Lemon, Lime & Cucumber

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Okay, now were combining a few of our reoccurring favs! As we know from previous combo's, here we are getting a hydration boost, appetite control, aid in digestion, bloating reduction, skin aid, lowering blood pressure, and a kidney cleanse! Perfect!

BONUS: Add ginger!

5. Lemon, Lime & Orange

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This trio is a blast of flavor! The benefits of this detox are Immune defense, digestion, heartburn relief, fat burner (aiding in weight loss), kidney detox. The presence of the orange aids in detoxifying/ burning fat when paired with lemon, provides a germ fighting vitamin, helps slow the aging process, and the vitamin C from the orange combined with lemon helps build collagen which again prevents premature aging.

BONUS: Add blueberries!

6. Grapefruit & Rosemary

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Okay this duo is action packed of benefits. The grapefruit alone provides an aid in weight loss (due to its fiber content and blood sugar stabilization properties), immune system boost, aids in brain health, the potassium in it aids in muscle growth, aids in cardiovascular health and ladies, it can even help prevent UTI's. Now, the rosemary helps hair growth, has anti-inflammatory compounds, helps digestion, liver detox, enhances brain function, reduces stress and balances hormones. I mean, this is a must!

7. Mint & Blueberry

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Okay so blueberry is chop full of amazing things for your body! Blueberries aid in weight loss, helps boost immunity, anti-aging properties, promotes cardiovascular and brain health, aids in digestion, lowers blood pressure, and can help prevent UTI's. The mint again will help indigestion and gas and provides a sweet flavor naturally.

PS: you may want to much the blueberries up to really get that flavor out!

BONUS: Add lemon for extra health support!

8. Peach & Raspberry

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Peaches provide a great aid in skin care. They fight wrinkles, improve skin texture, and help to repair and fight sun damage. Raspberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C which promotes heart health and fights age- related decline, has anti inflammatory properties, they are full of fiber and have anti-cancer properties.

9. Basil & Strawberry

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Together basil and strawberry infused water can boost energy levels, support the immune system, support the proper absorption of minerals, help to maintain proper metabolic functions, and have anti-inflammatory properties.

BONUS: Add lemon!

Making this water is very simple! Add as much as you'd like regarding the ingredient's and make sure that however much you have, has a good water ratio. Be generous and the longer you let it soak the stronger the flavor. I advise letting it soak overnight in the fridge to really allow all of the nutrients to soak into the water. Remember you can add any extras or mix and match any of these recipe's you think you'll enjoy!!

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