Kuats it all about? The benefits of Kumquats

It's graduation month! Like many families our family attended the graduation of our eldest son, in Tempe, AZ.  A dear friend of my son and I connected on many levels, yoga was one, our love of nature and good food were 2 more. Like me, she loves practicing yoga. However she was not at all familiar with Kombucha. This is common as I continue to meet many amazing souls who have not heard of "booch". Lucky for me her parents grow Kumquats. Needless to say I was thrilled to receive this gift and see what they would taste like in Kemboocha.  I have to say, I absolutely love this flavor.  That's one of the many benefits of booch. It has this uncanny ability to connect people in surprising ways.

As I began to research kumquats, I was amazed at the similarities between Kombucha and Kumquats. A match made in heaven.  Here are some reasons to give it a try.

 9 Amazing Benefits of Kumquats from: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-kumquats.html

1 - Kumquats are made up of a wide variety of essential oils, including limonene, alpha-pinene, monoterpenes, and many others. They also contain fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, beneficial fats, and vitamin A.

2- One of the major functions of kumquats is their role in regulating digestion. 8 kumquats are equivalent to 10 grams of fiber and eating a handful of kumquats isn’t a tough thing to do!

3- Apart from their beneficial effect on digestion, kumquats also play a role in preventing diabetes. Dietary fiber can help to optimize insulin and glucose balance in the body, thereby preventing people from developing this incurable disease.

4- Kumquats impact the immune system in a number ways as they are rich in vitamin C, just like oranges! Vitamin C is a very important nutrient in our diet, primarily because it has an effect on everything in our body. It helps to stimulate the growth of new cells and boosts the immune system to protect your body from infections, bacteria, and fungi. 

5- The combination of antioxidants and vitamins in kumquats make them ideal for protecting the skin from cancerous effects of the sun and negative effects of free radicals, which cause wrinkles, age spots, and rough, unhealthy skin.

6- Kumquats are a rich source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are closely connected to vision health. Beta-carotene works as an antioxidant to reduce oxidative stress in the macular cells, thereby limiting macular degeneration and reducing the development of cataracts.

7- The significant calcium content in kumquats helps to protect your bones over a long term. High calcium levels in your body increase the rate of healing and ensure that your bones stay healthy and strong well into the old age.

8- Kumquats can provide that burst of energy in our diets, while also giving us all the other benefits too! The high level of riboflavin, a key vitamin involved in the production of energy, makes this process even easier.

9- Kumquats are rich in fiber, water, and carbs, and are low in calories. Hence, are an ideal food for people trying to lose weight. They will fill you up and keep you healthy, which will reduce your urge to overeat.

Vitamin C, natural organic compounds, antioxidants, and minerals, present in kumquats, have a major effect on the quality, texture, and strength of your hair.

Kumquats are packed with some of the best nutrients like calcium, potassium, and vitamin C, which enhance the hair and teeth quality.