Turns out that your gut is home to more than half of your immune cells. Immune cells help trigger your bodies ability to fight off unwanted pathogens. These healthy bacterias help aid immune cells growth and longevity. Studies have shown having weak immune cells can lead to pretty bad skin! This is because your skin is your largest organ and many pathogens enter your body through your skin. Weak immune cells lead to a weak immune system which leads to bad skin which is no bueno.
It is no secret that skin appearance and a well-balanced diet are closely related. Studies show that by digesting fermented beverages it can help reduce inflammation on your skin and lead to a healthier glow. The probiotics found in fermented beverages have also been shown to improve your metabolism and increase your body’s absorption of antioxidants. Antioxidants help reduce free radicals in the body and help lead to a younger looking complexion.
Even if you aren’t really into fads fermented beverages might be a good fad to digest. So next time you think about reaching for a bottle of soda (which is literally poison for your health and skin) maybe grab a fermented beverage instead. Who knows you might even enjoy the taste!
Fermented Drinks to try
Kombucha: It is made from
black tea and sugar, fermented with yeast. Kombucha contains high levels of
enzymes, b-vitamins, probiotics, and acetic and lactic acids.
Kefir: yogurt’s close relative and probably the most popular homemade milk-based fermented drink. It’s a natural source of probiotics + it is believed to support the immune system
Kvass: is commonly made in Russia from fermented slices of rye bread. In addition to its impressive probiotic content, kvass is considered a tonic for digestion and an excellent thirst quencher