Saturday, October 11, 2014

~Probiotic Soda Class~

Discover The Benefits!
September 26th Mina and I hosted a really fun Probiotic Beverage Class at Soul Body Yoga in Moorpark. We learned about all the amazing health benefits of probiotic soda while sampling lemon balm soda, elderflower soda, strawberry-rose soda, nettle-ginger soda and lavender kombucha!

Traditional fermented foods help balance the production of stomach acid, ease digestive discomfort related to either too much or too little stomach acid, help the body produce acetylcholine, (for healthy brain function - remember the gut/brain connection) increase bowel movements, act as a potent digestive aid, improve pancreatic function, and help inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

Lacto-fermented soda is a fizzy, sweet, and tangy soda that is lower in sugar and higher in minerals and enzymes than the sodas you may have grown up with.

Water kefir soda is light, sweet, and fizzy.  Because of its high mineral content it is a popular electrolyte beverage.  It is delicious when flavored with fruit or herbal tea which make it especially well suited for hot summer days.

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has a tangy and assertive flavor.  It is gaining in popularity for its delicious health benefits.  Because of the detoxifying properties of kombucha some find it slightly dehydrating - so it is best consumed in smaller quantities.

Cheers To Probiotic Soda!