Wednesday, December 12, 2012

KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink Review


by Sarah

KeVita's Sparkling Probiotic Drink combines the benefits of probiotics with a light, refreshing, and absolutely delicious taste.  Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that aid in digestion and intestinal health and when your gut is abundant in these live microorganisms, your overall health improves. Kevita stresses that 80% of your immune system lives in your gut, making these probiotics not only essential for our digestive system, but vital to our everyday health. When healthy bacteria is around, it is less likely that bad bacteria can take over the intestines, so the more healthy bacteria we have, the less likely we are to get sick. Some of the reasons the amounts of healthy bacteria can begin to decrease are: poor nutrition, stress, antibiotics, and even simply aging. 

You can get probiotics many ways.  Between yogurt, vitamin supplements, and natural drinks like kombucha, there are many options on the health-food market.  KeVita, however, offers a refreshing soda-like way to get your probiotic fix.  There are only a handful of flavors of these sparkling probiotic drinks: I've tried Coconut, Mango Coconut, Pomegranate, and Strawberry Acai Coconut and I would recommend all of them to you. Even while these drinks taste sugary, you can rest assured knowing that they are certified organic, GMO free, dairy free, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, vegan, low in calories, and of course, contain four strains of live probiotics.  (When I was younger, my Dad would always buy me yogurt with live "friendly bacteria" in it any time I was sick or taking antibiotics and I would wonder why it tasted so good--Stoneyfield BaNilla yogurt--if it was secretly crawling with little creatures. Long story short, don't be scared of how it sounds to drink "live microorganisms" because there is nothing in the taste that gives it away. Of course, that flavor of Stoneyfield yogurt is seriously the best yogurt out there, even though it isn't as easy to find these days.)

Wouldn't it be nice if all products in a grocery store were proud enough of their product to have a list like that right on their label? One of the reasons why we chose to highlight this product on the blog is because of how healthy it is and how even if you have a unique diet, you can still drink this. There are a lot of things you can find in a grocery store that should never be part of a human being's diet and actually hurt your body instead of helping it to flourish.  With so many health problems around, it's safe to say that choosing the right items to put into our body is beyond important.  Regularly replenishing your body with probiotics is one thing you can do to take care of your immune system and the way your body absorbs the vitamins out of the food we eat. 

Our thoughts? We love these drinks.  They are delicious and you feel like you're cheating on your diet because the drink has the fizz of a soda, but you are absolutely taking care of your body while sipping on this beverage.  

The cost of one of these drinks here in Pittsburgh is around $3.29 and is only available at select Market District locations. 

2 comments:

  1. Nice review! Probiotics drinks can help also to regulate your digestive system and boost your immune system. Additionally, probiotics can treat common digestive problems, such as diarrhea, bloating and an upset stomach. I used to drink Yakult probiotic milk, I find these products not only delicious but perfect health-emerging & balancing as well!

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