Does Kombucha help with bloating?
Can kombucha help you banish the bloat? Bloating is an extremely common and uncomfortable condition in which the stomach feels swollen and sore, and often occurs after eating. Bloating is usually a sign of excess wind, constipation, food intolerances or digestive issues, but it can also be a telltale sign of a bacteria imbalance in […]
Can kombucha help you banish the bloat?
Bloating is an extremely common and uncomfortable condition in which the stomach feels swollen and sore, and often occurs after eating. Bloating is usually a sign of excess wind, constipation, food intolerances or digestive issues, but it can also be a telltale sign of a bacteria imbalance in the gut!
Probiotics and bloating
There are certain types of bacteria which can be extremely beneficial and help to promote a healthy microbial balance. According to Nutritional Therapist Hannah Braye, “one of the simplest ways to promote a healthy microbial balance, is to take a daily live bacteria supplement and to regularly consume traditionally fermented foods”. We think fermented food and drink is a great place to start!
Fermented foods have been in the limelight of late, but it’s a trend that’s set to stick around! Sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kefir and our favourite, kombucha have rapidly grown in popularity. And, not only do they taste great, but they also have a range of important reported health benefits.
Kombucha and bloating
Kombucha contains live bacteria and organic acids, which if consumed on a regular basis may help to aid digestive issues such as excess gas and bloating. Ginger is also known to act as a natural digestive aid and an anti-inflammatory, so opt for our Ginger Kombucha flavour for extra gut-boosting power.
Although the research around fermented foods and bloating may be inconclusive, many have shared anecdotal stories about the significant improvements in gut health that they have noticed since introducing kombucha into their diet.
We had similar feedback from participants of our Wellness Study, who shared their experience of drinking kombucha everyday for 8 weeks: “I think that it is very possible that the kombucha has helped alleviate my bloating..” and “I feel good and it flattens my belly (especially after a meal).”
Can Kombucha cause bloating?
Kombucha has been known to improve digestive health by regulating the microbial balance in your gut which, in turn, reduces bloating caused by bacteria. However, there’s no ignoring the obvious. Kombucha is a carbonated drink and carbonated drinks contain carbon dioxide gas bubbles which enter your digestive system and can make you bloated when you drink too much.
Typically, more sugary or artificially sweetened carbonated drinks, like diet lemonade or cola, will cause more bloating. Luckily, Equinox Kombucha is low in sugar and contains no artificial sweeteners.
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