The sparkling drinks with a difference
Recent studies show the importance of a healthy and balanced gut and we are now more aware of how different foods affect our body and how we feel. Around 80% of our immune system is found in the gut and it is also linked to our physical and mental health. But how do we keep our gut happy?
One way is to include probiotics in our diet. Natural probiotics are found in food such as Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimichi, Miso and Yoghurt but are also available as supplements. Probiotics are live bacteria that will influence the gut with good bacteria and help to restore the gut flora. This will improve digestion, metabolism, skin and reduce bloating, just to mention a few.
Kefir is a fermented drink made from live cultures of friendly bacteria and yeast that creates a natural fizzy liquid – this is because of the natural fermentation process that creates carbon dioxide. A kefir can be based on milk, yoghurt and water but our favourite is the one that is water based. Water Kefirs are dairy-free and are suitable for vegans. They are great to drink in the morning to fire up your brain and energy levels, after your workout for hydration or as a cocktail mixer at your dinner party – great if you would like to avoid the traditional mixers that are packed with sugar.
Purearth is the first juice brand in the UK to offer Kefir waters that make them stand out from the rest that are based on milk and yoghurt. Purearth recently added 3 new flavours to their Kefir waters including Hibiscus + Lime, Passionfruit + Turmeric and Lemon + Ginger. All come in recyclable and reusable glass bottles. The drinks are produced in London where Purearth utilise their own grown kefir grains, and work with certified organic suppliers to ensure they use the highest quality produce.