The Best Reasons to... Have Curry and Kombucha for Breakfast
Something that makes Left Field Kombucha stand out from other drinks is that it pairs with food. Well, that's dinner sorted for those of us who love a fizzy brew full of healthy goodness and no hangover.
But what if I told you that there's no need to wait until after dark to break out the bubbly? In fact, the Darjeeling kombucha is not only excellent as a drink by itself; when matched with curry for breakfast, it could just be the best start to the day...
The Health Benefits of Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling teas are some of the finest teas in the world. Grown at the foot of the Himalayas, Darjeeling teas are less oxidized than other black teas. As such they are regarded to have some impressive health benefits (and put together with the benefits of kombucha you get even more bang for your buck). Reported benefits from drinking Darjeeling tea include:
1. A healthy heart: Tea, in general, is known for having health giving properties. Darjeeling tea is replete with antioxidants which combat free radicals and eliminate toxins. Mitigating against the risks of chronic illnesses and ageing, Darjeeling tea is also known for reducing cholesterol levels. Has anyone put the kettle on yet?
2. Dem bones, dem bones: Bone density is another area tea is a good choice. In a Cambridge study, women aged 65-76 who drank tea had a 3% higher bone density than those who did not (published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
3. What wrinkles? The antioxidants in Darjeeling tea can help delay premature aging and diminish fine lines on the skin.
And the list goes on - please have a read of 11 Impressive Benefits of Darjeeling Tea. If you're familiar with This Is Spinal Tap, just think of Darjeeling tea then turned into kombucha... It's tea, turned up to eleven. In other words, the good stuff just keeps getting better. Tea plus!
The Health Benefits of Curry
Sometimes people raise their eyebrows when I tell them I love curry for breakfast. But given the option of a fragrant curry over a bowl of cereal, I think there's no contest. And curry in our house is always washed down with either Darjeeling kombucha or Sencha Green kombucha.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes...
The reported nutritional benefits from the spicing in curries is not to be sneezed at. Research has demonstrated that turmeric and cardamon, in particular, have a vast array of positive attributes. These include:
Brain health: Turmeric is thought to support the reduction in plaque that builds over time which may help combat cognitive decline. Studies have shown in India there's a lower rate of cognitive decline than in other parts of the world.
Bone health: Turmeric is known as a bit of a wonder in this area too, with research studies showing it to help improve bone density.
Managing pain: Turmeric is taken to relieve pain and inflammation. It can also protect against the deterioration of the joints.
A healthy cardiovascular system: Cardamom can help lower blood pressure as it helps to relax the veins, promoting healthy blood flow.
Gut bacteria health: Together with drinking kombucha, eating curry can also maintain your good gut bacteria.
So, combine the two and you could be starting the day in the most beneficial way.