What is kombucha?
It’s a fermented tea that contains probiotics. It’s also bubbly, low in calories, and low in sugar.
So, finally, I gave in and I tried it. In fact, once I got to the store and started looking at all the different kinds of kombucha available I ended up trying a lot of different kinds. I immediately liked the Health-Ade Kombucha, specifically the pomegranate flavor—so delicious!
And since I’m always trying to better myself, love to be active, and care about my overall health, I thought it would be a fun little experiment to drink kombucha every single day for two weeks.
Health-Ade sent me enough bottles of kombucha to complete my personal experiment, which led to me discovering more delicious flavors of Health-Ade Kombucha, including California grape, pink lady apple, and the original.
What did I hope to accomplish?
Okay, so I already knew I enjoyed drinking kombucha. It seemed like my body just felt better on the days that I drank it.
What I wanted to find out and the question I kept asking myself was: “If I drink kombucha every day, will it help me be healthier? Will it help me make healthier choices? Will it truly make a difference?”
Honestly, now that I think about it—I was hoping for a lot, too much! And while it didn’t completely change me nor completely change the way I ate, it was a good experience nonetheless.
Here’s what happened . . .
Okay, so now that I’ve admitted that my expectations and hopes were super unrealistic, let’s talk about what actually did happen.
It helped my digestive system. I’m happy to report that drinking kombucha every day for two weeks really helped my digestive system.
My entire body felt better. It might sound strange but because of my digestive system working better, my entire body literally felt better not just throughout the day but when I went to sleep too.
I ate less junk food. I usually drink only water throughout the day. No coffee. I very rarely drink soda. Basically, I’m drinking water all day long. When I was drinking kombucha every day I’d often have it with a snack after lunch, which is the time of day that I’m most likely to snack on junk food. But after I’d drink the kombucha, I felt a little fuller and was less likely to reach for junk food.
So, no, the experience didn’t completely change my life or diet. But it was a great experience, and the truth is . . . if we had the budget, I would drink kombucha every single day.
Have you ever tried kombucha? What was your experience? Please share in the comments!