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How to improve your immunity this winter.  

 

Here's a fun factoid - did you know that 70-80 per cent of the immune system is located in your gut?

'How so?!', we hear you cry. Well, think of it this way: the food we consume and the nutrients it contains have to make it through the gut wall in order to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Which makes our gut an epic part of the body’s immune system.

Our gut is made of of trillions of good - and some bad - bacteria. Their job is to help harvest and digest nutrients, so they're a pretty important bunch of little fellas. And during the winter months, some of those nutrients like Vitamins C, A, and D, zinc and iron, are critical to help support your immune system.

In simple terms, the more good bacteria you have, the healthier your gut, and the better the chance to absorb vital nutrients to defend your immune system. #winwin

3 Simple immunity boosters

1. Take probiotics, every day

Probiotics are the good guys – the live bacteria that live in our gut and are beneficial for our bodies.

You can find them in the food you eat or take them as supplements, or even - gasp - drink them in fermented drinks such as kombucha, kefir and probiotic waters. Yep, not all heroes wear capes, my friend.

2. Get some sleep

The link between the Land of Nod - also known as sleep - and immunity is well documented. In a study of 164 healthy adults, those who slept fewer than 6 hours each night were more likely to catch a cold than those who slept 6 hours or more each night.

3. Reduce sugar

Yup, we hate to say it, but that sugary cocoa-cocoa before bed ain't helping. Science suggests that overloading on sugar can affect how your body is able to fight off infections, because sugar-laden foods are often nutrient deficient.

Instead, try eating more fruit and veggies that are loaded with vitamins proven to support your immune system, such as broccoli, ginger, garlic, red capsicum and (yes, we're sorry) spinach.

Looking for a quick fix?

 

If immunity is a major concern for you, first, don't despair. There are ways you can give your immune system a swift boost, and the most effective of all is by from the inside out - and that means taking care of your gut.

A healthy microbiome (a fancy way of talking about your good gut bacteria) is the first stop shop in decreasing your risk of colds, flu and other bugs.

Scientists suggest that drinking a daily probiotic, such as kombucha, can help improve the health of your gut microbiome. However, it's important to choose a kombucha containing healthy bacteria that can make it all the way to your insides.

Yep, we hate to say it, but not all kombucha is created equal. Some commercial kombuchas contain bacteria that can barely make it out of the fridge, let alone survive on the shelf. That's why it's important to look for a specific strain of bacteria in the ingredients list. Scientists say that bacillus coagulans are your best bet for making it safely to your gut. They're extra tough to make it all the way to your intestines and do the work that's needed to help your immune system.

Brands like Nexba, the creators of naturally sugar free probiotic drinks, are champions of bacillus coagulans. They only use this strain of live, immunity-boosting probiotics in their kombucha.

 

Introducing

Nexba Kombucha

Want to know more? Learn more about what makes our probiotic kombucha so darn special.

The Nexba Difference

Naturally Sugar Free

While some probiotic drinks still contain sugar, Nexba drinks are independently assessed and contain NO sugar. None, nada, nope and nuthin'.

No Artificial Sweeteners or Ingredients

We use a special blend of NATURAL sweeteners and source only NATURAL ingredients, so we don't need anything artificial in our drinks, ever. Period.

Amazing Taste

Some folk think that natural and healthy has to taste bland and blehh. Not the Nexba Crew. We promise full flavour and awesomely delish combos all day, errrry day.

Smart & Robust Probiotics

Oh, did we mention our superhero probiotic, Bacillus Coagulans? Without need of refrigeration he's capable of making it from bottle to gut in a single inhuman bound.  

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