Kombucha is a drink with benefits. Great for your gut health and as an alcohol alternative

How much kombucha should you drink in a day?

"How much kombucha should you drink per day?" is the second most asked question when we are at events. The first being, "What is kombucha?"

You might be confused about this question, after all not many people ask how many soft drinks can you consume per day, so before we answer this question, let's give you some background on what is Kombucha - and in our case, what is Jun Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented sparkling tea drink. It's the drink of choice for health-conscious individuals looking for a natural pick-me-up. With Jun, which is considered the champagne of Kombucha, it is made by fermenting raw honey and organic green teas to produce a healthy drink (but it doesn't taste like tea). As it is fermented it is great for your gut health as it is packed full of goodness like beneficial acids, antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes and more.

With all the buzz surrounding this trendy beverage, it's easy to get carried away and chug back can after can. So, how much Kombucha should you drink a day?

As Kombucha is made from tea, sugar, yeast and bacteria (the yeast and bacteria is called the SCOBY which stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast), there is small amounts of alcohol and caffeine. This means that, just like with any beverage, moderation is key. Some people recommend one can a day to give you all the benefits of the beneficial acids, antioxidants, and B vitamins. Of course, this is a general guideline, and your individual tolerance, body weight, and health conditions may mean you need to adjust your intake accordingly. Our head brewer drinks three cans a day, and on a hot day he will chug his way through several.

If you're pregnant, nursing, or have any medical conditions, it's always best to consult with your doctor before consuming kombucha.

"What a lovely non-alcoholic alternative. The aromas on the nose are a journey before you even taste this drink: red berry, hibiscus and notes of fermentation. This feels like a very grown up soft drink."- Great Taste Awards Judge

Now, let's talk about the fun stuff. Nunc's kombucha is the perfect drink brewed with adult flavours for those looking to add a little edge to their daily routine. With its tangy, effervescent flavour, it's the perfect alternative to boring water, sugary soft drinks, and it makes a great alternative to alcohol.

Is your busy lifestyle demanding more than just an ordinary drink? Kombucha isn’t just a beverage, but a revitalising health practice, and a little bit of Kombucha goes a long way in keeping you healthy and happy.

So, how many cans of kombucha should you drink each day? It depends. Our advice would be to start with half a can or a whole can, see how you feel and then if you want more, have more. But if you have any concerns or questions always seek the advice of your doctor (GP).

The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Jun Kombucha (and why you should drink kombucha)

Is drinking kombucha good for you? Jun Kombucha, often referred to as the “Champagne of Kombuchas,” stands out not just for its taste, but also for its distinctive health benefits:

1. The Goodness from Raw Honey

Unlike traditional Kombucha, which is brewed with sugar, Jun Kombucha is fermented using raw honey (and the honey we use comes from within 5 miles of our brewery). This not only imparts a smoother, less acidic taste but also enriches it with natural goodness known to aid in digestion and enhance gut health, contributing to overall wellness.

2. Antioxidant Properties of Green Tea

Jun Kombucha is brewed exclusively with green tea, which is rich in powerful antioxidants such as catechins. These antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Research published in the Food Chemistry journal highlights that green tea-based ferments can significantly boost antioxidant activity in the body, promoting liver health and potentially protecting against liver disease.

3. Immune System Support

The combination of green tea and raw honey in Jun Kombucha provides a boost to the immune system. Vitamin C and trace minerals found in raw honey, coupled with green tea’s antimicrobial properties, make Jun Kombucha a formidable drink for strengthening immune defenses. This makes it particularly effective in warding off common pathogens and supporting overall immune function.

4. Cardiovascular Health Benefits

Regular consumption of Jun Kombucha can positively affect heart health. The antioxidants in green tea are well-documented for their role in reducing bad cholesterol levels and increasing good cholesterol, which are key factors in preventing heart diseases. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, these antioxidants can improve arterial function, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

5. Glycemic Control for Diabetes Management

Especially beneficial for individuals managing type 2 diabetes, Jun Kombucha can help regulate blood sugar levels. The polyphenols in green tea have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, a benefit underscored in several scientific reviews, including one from BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. This can help mitigate the blood sugar spikes typically associated with carbohydrate intake.

6. Enhances Mental Well-being

The gut-brain axis suggests a significant link between gut health and mental health. The beneficial acids derived from Jun Kombucha’s unique fermentation process are believed to produce neuroactive substances that promote mental clarity and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. This connection is currently a promising field of research, with ongoing studies aimed at exploring the extent of mental health benefits facilitated by fermented foods and drinks.

Fermented food and drink is essential for a healthy drink, and kombucha is only one product you should consume if you want to have a balanced gut. To learn more about the importance of fermented food and drink you can read our blog post on the subject here.

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