Reduce bloating by swapping booze for kombucha


More and more of us are taking time off from the hard stuff in order to give their livers a rest. As health and fitness move further and further up the social agenda, getting hammered is falling out of fashion.

But protecting our waistlines isn’t the only reason for sobering up. If you’re like me and thousands of other women, drinking beer and the like can leave you feeling awful. Chronic bloating is horribly uncomfortable and because there’s little doctors are prepared to do about it (unless you’ve been diagnosed with an actual illness), you’ve often told to swerve inflammatories like gluten and alcohol in the hope of the body basically repairing itself.

So what’s a gal to drink? Kombucha my friends, kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented tea drink which sounds more vile than it is. In fact, it’s bloody delicious.

Fizzy and tangy, you can get kombucha in a range of flavours. Unlike traditional pop, it’s low in sugar. In fact, it’s actually really beneficial for gut health because it contains live bacteria.


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