Probiotic drinks contain the same bacteria that’s naturally found in your stomach, and aids in replenishing the good bacteria. These drinks are “pre-digested” in the fermentation process, meaning that they’re rich in nutrients and easy for your stomach to digest.
Gut healing drinks often contain amino acids or other compounds that can heal your gut. These are particularly useful for relieving the discomfort that comes with conditions like IBS or leaky gut.
These drinks can also boost immunity, help alleviate common colds & flu symptoms, and help fight inflammation.
Bone broth Slow cooker bone broth is grounding and nourishing. The collegian in it is amazing for skin/hair, coats the digestive tract, and cushions your joints. This is so easy to make!
Kvass is an ancient and beloved beverage from Slavic Eastern Europe. While it is basically a low-alcohol beer, it is enjoyed as a soft drink. Factory-made versions have been available for some time, and many are quite good.
Kombucha originates in Asia and is made by adding specific strains of bacteria, yeast and sugar to black or green tea, then allowing it to ferment for a week or more. During this process, bacteria and yeast form a mushroom-like film on the surface of the liquid. This is why kombucha is also known as “mushroom tea.” The end result contains several species of lactic-acid bacteria which have a probiotic function. This is easy to make. Find someone who has a scoby, or buy one. (I will post my recipe soon!)
Milk kefir is a fermented food with a consistency comparable to drinkable yogurt. This product is traditionally made from dairy milk, but plenty of non-dairy options are available. Studies suggest that it boosts your immune system, aids in digestive problems, improves bone health and may even combat cancer.