Whether it is collagen drinks, celery juice, the variety of lattes, or kombucha we are not only confused with all the options on offer but have not managed to establish whether these drinks actually affect ones’ daily life. We too are witnessing celebrities indulge, promote, and often consume these new trendy beverages. Well, as much as we want to be part of the hype the bottom line is whether these beverages actually make a difference to one’s day-to-day life, are they actually healthier and are they affecting our vitamin and mineral composition? Read on, we have got the low down!
Collagen Supplements And Powders
Collagen is the factor that affects our skins elasticity, the occurrence of aging, and bone density. Thus, the new trend of drinking collagen supplements is to assist in the aforementioned, however, the truth is this needs to be drunk regularly and consistently for a difference to be seen. It affects different people differently, meaning that for some the collagen supplement will assist in hair-growth, strengthen bones and reduce signs of aging. The bottom line being the supplement ant hurt and if you have a little extra cash to try it out it can be worth it. These supplements are also now being enforced to treat joint pain, knee pain, and back pain. There are many options on the market such as collagen water and collagen powder, the powder can be mixed into water, coffee, or even smoothies and pancakes.
Matcha is high in a specific catechin called EGCG, this specific catechin is believed to be something that has the ability to fight cancer cells in the body. It is also believed to prevent diseases such as diabetes and heart disease all whilst promoting weight-loss. The matcha trend is simply for you or against you. What we mean by this, is some love it and others truly dislike the taste of matcha. Matcha is just a mix of green tea that is concentrated and packed with antioxidants, thus, one cup of matcha is equivalent to 3 cups of green tea. Additionally, matcha is also great for your skin as EGCG reduces inflammation whilst the concentration of antioxidants will reduce acne.
Kombucha: you either love it or hate it. It is a fermented tea that has been around for thousands of years. It has similar benefits to tea, yes, but is also jam-packed with helpful probiotics. Kombucha has the ability to kill bacterium, prevent, and fight diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. The biggest thing is that the Kombucha needs to be prepared correctly and carefully otherwise it can be harmful. Individuals who drink kombucha regularly have reported that it assists in aiding many of their chronic illnesses and issues. But, big but, there is not much actual evidence or scientific proof that suggests these things are true. Drinking kombucha is more like a myth and tradition, but hey, if it works for you why not.