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  • More Energy, Lose Weight, More Fun Anyone?

    I know it's hard to lose weight.  Everything is stacked against you.  There's not enough time to exercise or prepare fresh meals.  Everything is go, go, go.  I get it.  You are just trying to get by each day.  But let's say you could control more of what you buy and eat.  How do you think that would make you feel?

    If you just eliminate these 3 things for the next 30 days, you will lose weight, have more energy, sleep like a baby, feel less bloated, less inflammed, etc.  I have been living this way for many years and I feel like a vibrant 20 year old.   I am never tired during the day, am happy, love what I do, have enough energy to exercise (1 to 2 hours a day, 5 to 6 times a week) and get a deep 7 1/2 - 8 hrs. sleep virtually every night.  YOU can have this too!

    Here we go:      NO SUGAR (Including fruit except for an organic apple or berries just after a meal)  

                               NO STARCHES (Including gluten [breads, pasta, soy], rice, corn, potatoes, yams, squash)

                               NO ALCOHOL (Sorry wine lovers)

    All of these 3 things convert to sugar.  Sugar in this form is your enemy.  Don't worry, your body will convert protein, complex carbohydrates and fats into glucose (sugar) for fuel.  You will not be glucose depleted.  Your energy will be sustained at a constant level throughout the day.  Forget those afternoon naps or needing to pump yourself up with energy bars or drinks.  You won't need those anymore.

    It's so simply yet people tell themselves that they CAN'T do it.  You'd be surprised.  It's a conscious choice.  Look at it this way ..... if it doesn't work for you after 30 days then go back to your old habits.  However, if you do like the results, you will make it a way of life.   That's what happend to me.

    By The Way - I do see a Naturopath in the San Diego area named David J. Getoff (www.naturopath4you.com / 619-441-8700).  I see him every 3 months for the past 10 years and pay him to keep me healthy.  Not only does he have a private practice but also lectures MD's and PhD's on nutrition and supplements and teaches at the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation in Lemon Grove.  [This is a great place to learn about nutrition, supplements, bodycare & household products, etc. and the cost is minimal.  Check out www.PPNF.org for upcoming classes.  There is so much good information that I keep retaking the 6-week course.  Maybe I will see you there!]

    On David's website there is a 30-day "Diet" - http://www.naturopath4you.com/21DayDiet.htm that goes into more detail.  I practice this on a daily basis and have been for the past 8 years.  I think you will find that you will never want to go back to your old eating habits again because IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE HEALTHY!  

  • What Is A SCOBY?

    What is a SCOBY you ask?  SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of friendly Bacteria and Yeast.  Sounds great, right?!  But with all the healthy drink choices you have, and all the marketing techniques why should I choose this?  And what does it really do for me?  Probiotics are recommended to keep up the good bacteria in our bodies, that help break down food, and much more.  The SCOBY metabolizes the organic sugar and the caffeine in the organic green and black tea resulting in a beverage that contains billions of probiotics, vitamins such as B, C, amino acids and enzymes.  The healthy benefits that SCOBY offers is impressive.

    What is SCOBY? Let Anne's Kombucha enlighten you.

    We all know that healthy living awareness has quickly entered all of our lives.  Healthy alternatives, all natural and organic protein shakes, delicious teas and organic tea leafs to name a few.  We make healthy choices every day and one of these can be found in Komboucha.  This drink has a SCOBY in it, which is very beneficial for everyone.  The SCOBY is rubbery in texture, looks like an off white/white pancake.  This substance takes your delicious tea and turns it into a vitamin, mineral, and healthy, living organic acid your body needs and welcomes.  To further your knowledge on the question on, “What is a SCOBY?”  keep reading.  In the United States we have identified amazing benefits found in this tea:

    Detoxification:  The enzymes reduce the pancreatic load and ease the burden of your liver.

    Healthy Joints:  The glucosamines within the SCOBY found in Kombucha can be used to prevent arthritis.  With a natural relief that can be comparable to NSAIDs the use of Hyaluronic acids help with lubrication of connective tissues.

    Digestion health:  The probiotics offered within the SCOBY helps fight harmful yeast, promotes healthy bacteria within your stomach lining and other digestive tracts, as well as aides in mental clarity and benefiting your mood.  Eating healthy benefits you in more ways than we realize!

    Immunity boost:  With all the great things this drink offers, this sums it up.  With everything wonderful offered in this drink, you will have a better immune system and your body will have an excellent source of amino acids, enzymes and other products, otherwise not attainable without taking a supplement.  So next time someone asks you, “What is a SCOBY?” point them to this blog post, and then skip on over to Anne’s Komboucha for a delightful refresher with many benefits!

    What is SCOBY? Let Anne's Kombucha enlighten you.

    So next time someone asks you, “What is SCOBY?” point them to this blog post, and then skip on over to Annes Komboucha for a delightful refresher with many benefits!

  • Healthy Drinking

    Healthy food choices to one person may not be healthy in the next person’s eyes. Healthy drinking is no different. In this article we are going to touch on healthy drinking in all forms. Healthy drinking starts with water. Good ol’ H2O should be our go- to beverage when we need to quench our thirst. Water supports all of our cells, tissues, and organs while regulating our body temperature and aiding in eliminating waste. There is no doubt about it, no matter what your views are on drinking healthy, water is on the list. Tea and coffee are healthy options, some more than others for both categories, but mostly they are not too shabby. Tea has less caffeine per cup than coffee, and there are different types of tea like sleepy tea, tea for when you are sick, fruity tea, green tea, white tea… the list goes on. Coffee can be served in many different forms, but there are not different flavors of coffee or espresso unless you “dress it up” with flavored syrups. The difference in coffee is how you serve it. Black coffee, latte, Americano, whatever tickles your fancy. Caffeine is good for us, but in a limited amount daily. You don’t want to drink a pot of coffee because it is not good for your liver to process that much caffeine in one day, and you will most likely feel anxious and restless.

    Healthy Drinking tips from Anne's Kombucha

    Another favorite is coconut water, which has become very popular over the last couple of years. The reason for its popularity is because it hydrates you better than water. Coconut water has more potassium than a banana and can counteract things like hypertension. Depending on what type or brand you purchase, it has little or no sugar, sodium, and zero calories. If you are looking for a healthy alcoholic beverage, try adding coconut water to your drink to sweeten it up, and hydrate you at the same time! Another good idea is to try adding Anne’s kombucha to your champagne or your martini for a little different taste with some healthy drinking benefits! Wine is going to be your best alcoholic choice when it comes to healthy drinking because it will keep your friendship with the scale, can improve your memory, and it doesn’t have a ton of sugar added to it. It is important to remember that too much of something can turn bad, if we overindulge. Other options for healthy drinking are veggie and 100% fruit juice, and a few types of milk. Of course there are more options we did not cover, but if you would like to learn more about drinking healthy visit our site at AnnesKombucha.com!

     

  • Popular Kombucha Flavors

    At Anne’s Kombucha we are kombucha connoisseurs, so we want to introduce you to you some popular kombucha flavors.  Of course Anne’s Kombucha is our favorite kombucha so we will take you through some popular kombucha flavors that we make, but there are some other flavors out there that we enjoy as well.  There are many varieties of kombucha and all of them have a unique flavor and quality based on the brewing process and ingredients.  Enjoy!

    Popular Kombucha Flavors brought to you by Anne's Kombucha

    Ginger

    Ginger is not only a popular kombucha flavor for its unique flavor profile but also for its healing abilities that have been used since ancient times.  For over 2000 years, Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate. Other reported benefits includes effectiveness for reducing nausea and digestion issues, as well as improving absorption of stimulation of essential nutrients in the body.  Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory and a natural powerful painkiller.  It strengthens the immune system.  The organic freshly pressed ginger root in Anne’s Ginger Kombucha adds spice and slightly sweet notes to this kombucha tea.  This was the very first kombucha flavor we made over 6 years ago and is still our personal everyday beverage.  We just love ginger!!!

    Blue Green Algae

    Blue green algae is one of most nutrient dense foods on the planet and it has been dubbed as a superfood.  In Anne’s Kombucha we include Wildcrafted Organic Klamath Blue Green Algae, USP Certified Organic Spirulina, and Super Soft Cell Wall Chlorella all of which contains vitamins, minerals, simple carbohydrates, lipids and biologically active enzymes that are great for your health.  Blue Green Algae is 70% vegetable protein and contains a high concentration of nutrients – over 65 vitamins, minerals and enzymes and the complete spectrum of eight essential amino acids and ten nonessential amino acids…and they are all easily absorbed by the body.  It has a slightly natural sweet taste, beautiful blue-green color.  Our personal experience has been to drink half the bottle 45 minutes to 1 hour before working out and the remainder within 60 minutes after exercising.  Love it and love the results!

    Cranberry Lime

    The combination of organic cranberries and organic lime in this popular kombucha flavor is the perfect combination to wake up your senses and energize your day!  Cranberries are full of antioxidants, which protects cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals.  Drinking cranberry juice has been shown to block urinary infections by binding to bacterial so they can’t adhere to cell walls.  The National Institutes for Health is funding research on the cranberry’s effects on heart disease, yeast infections, its potential against cancer, stroke and viral infections.  We use organic dried cranberries lightly coated with organic sunflower oil and organic apple juice to balance the tart flavor.  We think this is one you will enjoy especially as an afternoon non-alcoholic beverage.

    Pineapple

    We love pineapples for their sweet and tart tropical flavor, so it was a no-brainer to infuse this awesome flavor into our Kombucha.  We add organic raw pineapple, blended in our Vitamix and mix it with our Kombucha Tea base to make this flavor stand out.  In addition to being a popular and delicious flavor, raw pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a mineral necessary to build bones and connective tissues as well as bomelain enzymes to help prevent bruising and reduce age spots and fine lines.  It lessens the risk of hypertension, maintains good eye health, prevents plaque and keep teeth health, is effective in reducing constipation and irregular bowel movements.  Pineapple contains enzymes that make skin elastic, improve skin hydration, and remove damaged and dead cells.  Thus, it helps us achieve a clear and glowing complexion.  It’s a wonderful flavor for non-Kombucha drinkers or children who are not used to the sweet and sour taste of a tradition Kombucha Tea.

    Watermelon Ginger

    There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold watermelon, and the same goes for this refreshing flavor of Anne’s Kombucha.  One of the main health benefits of watermelon is its status as a powerful antioxidant, found in vitamins A & C, which helps to neutralize free radicals that can lead to inflammation, general sickness and chronic illnesses such as stroke or heart attack.  Lycopene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon provides additional cancer fighting health benefits of watermelon.  It is also known to have fat burning benefits due to its high water content which makes your metabolism work more efficiently.  In this flavor, the ginger gives some soft heat while the watermelon adds a refreshing sweetness.  Its perfect harmony makes watermelon ginger a very popular kombucha flavor!

    Not only are the flavors of Anne’s Kombucha delicious, but they are also as healthy as you can get!  Anne’s Kombucha is gluten free and does not contain any GMOs, colors, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners.  Bottoms up!

    To learn more about Anne’s popular Kombucha flavors, visit www.anneskombucha.com

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