Kombucha and Exercise: What Makes Kombucha a Great Post-Workout Drink
When you think about post-workout drinks, the common go-tos are fizzy energy drinks, coloured sports drinks and thick protein shakes but what if we told you that kombucha makes a fantastic natural post-workout drink? In fact, kombucha can aid recovery, promote overall good health, hydrate your body, provide a much-needed natural post-workout lift and help […]
When you think about post-workout drinks, the common go-tos are fizzy energy drinks, coloured sports drinks and thick protein shakes but what if we told you that kombucha makes a fantastic natural post-workout drink?
In fact, kombucha can aid recovery, promote overall good health, hydrate your body, provide a much-needed natural post-workout lift and help you rebalance after a sweaty sports session without the added artificial sweeteners, colourings and sugar: our kombucha is 100% organic, raw, vegan and gluten-free!
Rehydrate and replenish your electrolytes
It’s no secret that staying hydrated during and after a workout is essential in order to replace the fluids lost from the body when you sweat however, water alone may not always be enough. Important electrolytes are also lost in sweat during exercise, such as sodium and potassium, which are vital to prevent dehydration. Therefore, it is crucial to replenish your electrolytes after a sweaty session as well as hydrate with water.
When it comes to electrolytes, you’d think of the usual bright blue or fluorescent orange sports drinks however what many don’t realise is that kombucha can be a great alternative! Kombucha contains naturally occuring energising enzymes, electrolytes, antioxidants and acids, which all contribute to helping the body with the post-workout recovery process and aiding hydration.
Up and coming surfer Logan Nicol, says “I enjoy drinking kombucha straight after my surf! It’s really refreshing after a long session to have a cold Equinox to rehydrate and get me ready for the next surf!”. He’s certainly got the right idea!
As many people may know by now, kombucha contains gut-friendly bacteria, much like yoghurt or kefir. This good bacteria has a number of reported benefits, including: keeping you regular (you know what we mean), promoting healthy digestion which enables the body to release more vitamins and enzymes to help boost immunity and fueling the body.
All of these qualities make kombucha a great post-workout drink that promotes a healthy body, helping you prepare for your next squat session, iron pump, sprints training, bouldering practice or whatever sport you love!
England rugby star, Vicky Fleetwood, says “I’ve noticed that it’s really settled my gut and I don’t get the same bloated feeling that I used to”- perfect for staying at your physical best!
A nice little energy boost
There’s lots of workout drinks and supplements out there that may offer the ultimate buzz for your training sessions, however this is at the cost of a dreaded sugar crash to follow. A sugar crash is never fun; you’ll feel tired, weak, hungry, irritable…the list goes on.
Only in recent years has the amount of sugar in what we eat been brought to our attention. Athletes and gym enthusiasts in particular are becoming increasingly turned off by the idea of adding excessive amounts of artificial ingredients, colours and sugars into their diets, so why do so many of us still rely on brightly coloured sports and energy drinks after exercise?
According to the NHS, the average adult’s sugar intake should be around 30g daily but did you know that one the most popular sports drinks contains a whopping 62g of sugar per 500ml? That’s the same as 15.5 sugar cubes!
By swapping out your regular sports drink for Equinox Kombucha, you can enjoy great taste and that much needed post-workout boost but with 75% less sugar. Logan agrees and says that Equinox Kombucha gives him “a nice little energy boost” and finds that he “doesn’t get the crash that you would get with other drinks”.
If you’re thinking about drinking kombucha pre-workout, we find that it’s great for low-impact sessions as it contains naturally occurring caffeine to fuel your training and keep you focused. Unlike energy drinks, kombucha does not contain excessive amounts of caffeine so you won’t experience a caffeine crash either! Logan says he sometimes enjoys “a swig of Kombucha before a heat” however, like many, usually enjoys a bottle of Equinox Kombucha after he surfs for that much needed recharge.
It’s time to ditch the fluorescent stuff in plastic bottles and get your post-workout lift from an organic, low sugar alternative in recyclable cans! Be kind to your body and the planet, and try Equinox Kombucha after your next workout!