Plant Based Food Trend – Volume 3 ~ (Article 3 of 4)

Plant Based Food Trend – Volume 3 ~ (Article 3 of 4)

by Dr. Marli Botha

Drink to your health. COVID-19 has made this even more imperative as people focus on getting healthy by boosting their immune system.

Here are 3 more interesting health facts about plant-based drink products:

  1. Needing more probiotics, but don’t want the calories? Want an alcoholic drink, but don’t want the carbs? Healthy drinking goes hand-in-hand with probiotic drinks like hard kombucha and low -calorie sparkling drinks with exotic natural flavours, to give you a proper ‘pick-me-up’ without the calories.
  2. Hard kombucha is a tea intentionally fermented to be an alcoholic beverage. The fermentation process produces probiotic bacteria, which can be beneficial for your gut health.
  3. Hemp-based drinks are also gaining popularity among consumers owing to their health benefits and pain relief properties. On the technical side of things, hemp products are made from or with hemp oil. Hemp plants (and their oil) are home to some cannabinoids, like CBD, but the terms hemp and CBD aren’t interchangeable. Hemp oil products usually source from the seeds of the hemp plant, whereas CBD products source from the stems and leaves of a hemp plant. While the sale of THC and marijuana products remains illegal in South Africa, products containing CBD and hemp are legally available for sale.

It is important to mention that no food is meant to be a cure-all for any condition, though there are certainly health and skin benefits contained within them. The one thing you should always do before using a new skin care product is to do a patch test to look for allergies and sensitivities.

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