If you’ve ever seen how kombucha is brewed, you might think to yourself, “there is no way I should drink this.”

You might have heard of “The Mother” (which is really a SCOBY, or symbiotic colony of bacterial yeast) and wondered how anything edible could have such a name.

The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Kombucha is one of the healthiest drinks available because of its probiotic properties. Not to mention, kombucha has a unique and delicious taste.

Learn about the benefits of kombucha, and stop by Local Flow Health Bar in McMinnville today to get some on tap.

1. Improved Digestion

In another blog post on probiotics, we mentioned the distinct advantages that adding probiotic foods to a diet brings.

When you consume a food or beverage with probiotics, you replenish your gut with various strains of healthy bacteria.

In kombucha specifically, gluconic acid binds to toxins which helps to expel them from a body. So, if you’ve had a few weeks of unhealthy eating, a bachelorette party weekend, or even a round of antibiotics, kombucha can bring your gut back to life.

2. Better Energy

You know that awkward time in the afternoon when you need a pick-me-up, but it’s too late for coffee? Enter: kombucha.

Because kombucha contains B vitamins and iron, it acts as a natural stimulant. Compared to caffeine-heavy products, kombucha is an excellent alternative to get the energy boost without the side effects.

3. Weight Loss

As a restaurant committed to healthy eating, we believe that all sorts of factors contribute to weight loss. Research, however, does link kombucha to weight loss.

Kombucha is fermented from either green or black tea, so it increases your metabolism before you eat. This means that your body burns calories more efficiently and ultimately helps you shed a few pounds.

Additionally, kombucha is a great substitute to other calorie-laden drinks you might have in the afternoon, like sodas, chai lattes, or energy drinks.

4. Enhanced Mood

Gut health and our microbiome (the bacteria in our body) have been under the medical field microscope for the last few years — literally. According to recent research, there is an explicit connection between our gut health and our mood.

The healthier our microbiome, the less likely we are to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression. The probiotic nature of kombucha, therefore, contributes to better mental health. Additionally, kombucha is jam-packed with mood-boosting B-vitamins.

5. Strengthened Immune System

Is kombucha starting to sound like a miracle drink yet? It gets better.

Kombucha and its probiotic nature can stimulate our immune systems to better defend against harmful microbes, illness, and bacteria.

Additionally, kombucha contains DSL and vitamin C, which reduce inflammation, cell damage, and the formation of tumors.

Kombucha at Local Flow Health Bar

At Local Flow Health Bar in McMinnville, we serve local kombucha on tap. With rotating seasonal flavors, you can sip on some new brews while you enjoy a healthy meal.

For a healthy eating option in McMinnville, check out our menu and stop by today!