Kombucha: making the healthy switch from alcoholic drinks

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As many of us wind down from a Friday and Saturday night back-to-back dose of alcohol-induced celebrations, it's worth a timely reminder of the many health benefits that people experience when they make a lifestyle change away from alcohol. 

Sure, alcohol and its relaxation-effects bring joy to a lot of people's lives. However, the great thing is, improving your health doesn't have to involve total abstinence. The first and easiest step is often simply reduction. Everything in small doses, right?

That cut-back in booze can have dramatic impacts on your body and mind. Tremendously positive impacts. 

Thankfully, you don't need to dig too far to find documentation of this. The studies have been produced far and wide. This slide deck summarises quite nicely.  

Trying to lose weight and look better? Alcohol causes you to eat more. Whilst that is always a bad start to keeping in shape, giving up the grog will also help you sleep better, improve your skin, boost your metabolism and give you more energy.

On the serious health front, the risk of cancer, liver damage and diabetes can all be reduced through alcohol reduction. You'll also cut your likelihood of nerve damage, stroke and your bad cholesterol levels. 

Perhaps all of these serious health benefits are not enough to convince you to give up the drink? Then how about this one: alcohol can dampen your sex drive and your enjoyment of sex. How does that one work for you?

Thankfully, giving up the hard liquor doesn't have to equate to leaving your life devoid of enjoyment! We are fortunate enough to live in an era of great choice. You know what, we have a fantastic option in Kombucha.

Kombucha fans will be quick to tell you how readily alcohol can be traded for a delicious fermented green tea drink at the bar. The range of flavours from the likes of TONICKA cater to all tastes. Not only are you gaining all of the health benefits of transitioning away from booze, but you also pack in a powerful prebiotic and probiotic boost to your gut health!

Also read: Could Kombucha Protect You From Cancer And Disease?

Mark Schiralli