Diet and Fitness Gerson Therapy Health By Moses Marasco / May 20, 2017 Share Share Kombucha had a MASSIVE spike in popularity just a couple years ago… While a bit of the hype has died down, it’s still going strong… You’ve probably heard and most people have tried it at least once… Whether you consider yourself a health nut or just another guy/girl… So why should you try it out right now? What if I told you… That each and every kind of kombucha is chock-full of health benefits… Here are the top 8 benefits to drinking kombucha… 1. Helps treat high blood pressure: Kombucha has been used to prevent the headaches and dizziness that are a byproduct of high blood pressure. In fact, it has even been recommended as a treatment for hypertension. So if you or someone you know suffer from high blood pressure, adding a cup of kombucha a day can decrease, or even get rid of, these headaches and dizzy spells. 2. Lowers cholesterol: Anyone who high cholesterol levels will be happy to know that kombucha has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. It also helps to raise the ‘good’ cholesterol levels. Studies on animals have shown that kombucha can decrease cholesterol levels by as much as 50%. 3. Heals ulcers: It has been shown that kombucha can help heal ulcers. This is great news for anyone who suffers, and has to purchase over-the-counter remedies on a regular basis. Instead, drink a cup of kombucha every day for the same relief! 4. Provides energy: Need a little extra pick me up? The iron in kombucha raises your body’s levels of hemoglobin and improves the flow of oxygen to your tissues. This gives you an immediate burst of energy, and can keep you going all day. 5. Decrease blood sugar: Along with balancing the metabolism for weight loss, kombucha can also decrease the body’s blood sugar levels. This means that it can both control appetite and help get rid of, and prevent, diabetes. 6. Antioxidant properties: Full of antioxidants, such as vitamins E, C, beta-carotene, and carotenoids, kombucha has plenty of power. Drinking traditional kombucha can actually help cure chronic illnesses that are brought on by oxidative stress. Additionally, the high level of vitamin C in kombucha helps to support the body’s immune system and protect you from cell damage, tumors and inflammatory diseases. 7. Detoxifies the body: Kombucha contains glucuronic acid, which is a detoxicant. This helps to convert toxins in the body into compounds that the body can then excrete. Drinking kombucha has also been shown to help prevent your tissues from absorbing industrial toxins outside, in the environment. 8. Helps iron deficiency: Those who are anemic will want to add kombucha to their repertoire right away. The organic acids found in the drink have been shown to make iron from plant sources more available to the body. The vitamin C in kombucha enhances iron absorption, so these two properties can help prevent anemia all together.