Jaw-dropping science facts everyone should know about kombucha, part 3
Scientists at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, have found that regular consumption of probiotics found in fermented food and drinks like kombucha can reduce high blood pressure and help stabilise it at a healthy level. When probiotics were taken for more than eight weeks, Jin Sun Ph.D and her team found a wide range of positive changes happening in the body as a result.
"We believe probiotics might help lower blood pressure by having other positive effects on health,” Sun said. “These include improving total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol; reducing blood glucose and insulin resistance; and by helping to regulate the hormone system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance.”
Energy drinks, on the other hand, have been scientifically proven to increase blood pressure levels and cause stress on the heart. Yet another great reason to swap your taurine-based beverages for an energy-boosting healthy alternative like Equinox kombucha!
Source: S. Khalesi, J. Sun, N. Buys, R. Jayasinghe. Effect of Probiotics on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials. Hypertension, 2014; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03469