Benefits of Kombucha for Fertility
Drinking kombucha is a healthy, alternative way to get your daily dose of probiotics. The beverage contains a wide range of beneficial bacteria, yeasts and enzymes that can strengthen your immune system.
In addition to improving digestion, kombucha also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the risk of arthritis-related sexual health issues. The beverage can help to reduce stress hormones that contribute to lower libido, and boost testosterone levels to improve erectile function.
Kombucha is made by mixing black, green or oolong tea with sugar and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) that begins the fermentation process. The drink contains vinegar, B vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic).
If you want to try kombucha, there are many options available in the market. Some of these are homemade, while others are ready-made, and you can buy them at your local supermarkets.
Some of these kombucha drinks contain no or very little sugar, so they are low in calories and can help you to lose weight. However, you should keep in mind that some brands of kombucha can have more sugar than others.
You can also consume a small amount of alcohol in kombucha, which may not be safe to do during pregnancy. Although there are no studies that link fetal alcohol syndrome to consuming a bottle of kombucha a day, pregnant women should avoid any beverages with alcohol in them at all times.