Why drink jun kombucha?
Well, the first and most obvious reason is that it’s delicious. Wild Tonic’s smooth, honey-kissed flavor is unlike anything else. Jun kombucha is made using honey instead of the sugar that’s used in traditional kombucha. The result? A less acidic, far more mellow flavor that lets you enjoy subtle nuances in the carefully chosen ingredients, including botanicals, fruits, and the finest ethically sourced tea.
Another big draw? The fact that it just makes you feel good. If you’ve ever sampled our jun kombucha, then you know that it makes you feel refreshed, energized, and ready for anything!
Turns out, that feel-good feeling has some science backing. Jun kombucha is a fermented beverage, which means it could contribute to better gut health.
Sound gross? It’s not. A healthy gut is vital for optimal digestion, immunity, and well-being!
How does it all work? Let’s take a look at how Wild Tonic’s jun kombucha can contribute to a healthy gut.
Why Does Gut Health Matter?
It would be hard to overstate the importance of your gut to your overall health.
Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria and microbes. This ecology inside of you helps regulate digestion, maintains your immune system, and more.
A balanced gut microbiome makes your gut like a well-oiled machine: all systems are good, and everything works efficiently.
An imbalanced gut microbiome is another story — it can lead to a variety of health problems, including blood sugar imbalances, high cholesterol, weight gain, digestive discomfort, and more.
Not Just About Digestion
While most people associate a healthy gut with good digestion, that’s far from the only role it plays. A healthy gut is emotional well-being in addition to your physical well-being.
In fact, the gut has even been referred to as the “second brain”!
Neurons are embedded throughout the walls of the gut — about 100 million. These neurons have their own reflexes and senses, helping the body troubleshoot digestive issues and generally keep you in good health.
But it goes beyond maintenance. These neurons can also have an effect on your emotional state.
In a Scientific American article, Emeran Mayer, professor of physiology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles noted, “A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut.”
So yeah — butterflies in the stomach are a real thing! There’s just one more reason to make sure you’re treating your gut with respect and the right nourishment.
Treating Your Gut Right: It’s All About What You Eat and Drink
Proper nutrition is the key to treating your gut right. You’ve heard the phrase “you are what you eat,” right? Well, that’s true — the food you eat and the beverages you drink are absorbed and digested and power every single system in your body. So what you choose to consume matters!
One of the best ways to promote good gut health is to eat nutritious, whole foods. To really up your gut health, choose foods that help promote proper balance of good bacteria in your gut.
Fermented Food and Drink: Great For the Gut
Fermentation refers to a process where microorganisms alter organic compounds into either alcohol or acid. Fermentation tends to result in a distinctive, somewhat sour flavor — just think of the unique flavor of kimchi.
Fermentation is said to impart benefits beyond merely preserving food naturally — the process of fermentation actually enhances the good bacteria in food. Known as probiotics, these bacteria can help replenish the all-important gut microbiome and keep it in good working order.
Wild Tonic is a fermented beverage, but the unique process of fermenting our jun kombucha with honey results in some added benefits.
For one, honey reacts to the fermentation process differently, resulting in a much milder, less sour flavor than traditional kombucha. So if you’re one of the many people who finds traditional kombucha a touch too acidic, jun kombucha could be the perfect pick for you.
Second, honey’s unique microbial qualities allow it to retain prebiotics as well as probiotics.
You could think of prebiotics as a primer for probiotics, paving the way to help them do their job. They’re a type of indigestible fiber that probiotics can feed on, making them grow stronger and healthier and do their work with ease.
In short — prebiotics help probiotics do their good work!
So whether you’re enjoying some Blueberry Basil jun kombucha from your latest doorstep delivery or enjoying some Mango Ginger that you scored at your favorite local retailer, you’re doing your body good!
Wild Tonic: Great for the Gut!
A healthy gut is vital for your overall health. Not only does a healthy gut help ensure optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients, but it could have an effect on your immune system and even your state of mind!
Wild Tonic’s fermented jun kombucha is an easy way to contribute to gut health while also enjoying an expertly made and delicious beverage. Why not enjoy some today?