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Apple Crisp Som Tam Salad Recipe

Fancy a delicious recipe with our live cultured and fizzy Apple Crisp kombucha? Coming right up!
We've teamed up with our friends at Eaten Alive to bring you a series of gut-friendly vegan recipes ???? and first to the table is Apple Crisp Som Tam.

To make this delicious Thai salad packed with prebiotics, vitamins and micronutrients, and feel-good live cultures you'll need;

Shopping list of ingredients:
•   2 Cloves of garlic
•   25g roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
•   1 or 2 bird’s eye chillis, thinly sliced
•   2 or 3 apples peeled and cut into matchsticks
•   1 or 2 carrots peeled and cut into matchsticks
•   Juice of 1/2 lime
•   1 Tbsp Remedy Kombucha Apple Crisp
•   100g Green beans
•   Small bunch of Cherry Tomatoes

Dressing Ingredients:
•   1Tbsp Tamarind Paste
•   1Tbsp Eaten Alive Lime and Jalapeno Sauce
•   3 Tbsp Remedy Apple Crisp Kombucha
•   1Tbsp Fish sauce/Vegan Fish sauce alternative (optional)
•   1 Tbsp Coconut Blossom Nectar or sweetener of your choice to taste

For Garnish:
•   More roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
•   Lime wedges
•   Fresh coriander leaves

Perfect for dining alfresco with some mates, don’t forget to enjoy with a chilled Remedy Kombucha Apple Crisp too!


Colour In With Remedy

The kids are nearly back to school, and we've got one last week to try to entertain them with fun activities – we're nearly there! Why not get in on the Remedy fun with some good ol' fashioned colouring-in.

This old-school activity is fit for any age group (including you DINKies! Embrace the mindfulness!) that only requires a piece of paper, some printer ink and some crayons. Sounds great, right?

Right-click the picture below, save it, press print and throw it down in front of your child with a few stubby crayons while you pour yourself a Remedy. You deserve it!

Be sure to send your work of art to us via email at contact.uk@remedydrinks.com, and our favourite creation will win a case of Remedy Kombucha. Entries end 31st September 2021. 

New Research On The Benefits Of Kombucha And Other Fermented Food And Drink

We love to sing the praises of fermented foods and drinks around here, but did you know that traditionally fermented food/drink is also a hot topic in the science world right about now? Yes, siree. Researchers have been studying the link between consuming fermented foods and drinks (including kombucha) and the potential positive effect it has on overall gut health.

The New York Times (aka the big dogs) recently covered findings from a study carried out by researchers from Stanford University which were published in the scientific journal The Cell, that shows us fermenting-nerds are onto something, revealing that “foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increased the diversity of gut microbes and led to lower levels of inflammation”.

You can read the full article here but for those who need the TLDR version, we’ve put together our own little summary below:

WHAT DID THE SCIENTISTS WANNA KNOW?
They wanted to see what changes happen in our gut when we amp up our intake of fermented foods versus how our gut reacts to a diet fuller in fibre-rich foods.

HOW DID THEY GO ABOUT IT?
The researchers recruited 36 healthy adults who were randomly split into two groups. One went from having almost no fermented food or drink in their diet to eating about six servings a day (let’s call them our Fermented Friends). The other group had their usual fibre intake doubled (we’ve dubbed them the Fibre Fans).

SO WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?
At the end of the 10-week study, our Fermented Friends showed marked reductions in inflammatory markers along with increased diversity in their gut microbes. The Fibre Fans on the other hand, did not show either of these things.

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT THIS ANYWAY? 
Basically, our Fermented Friends showed a reduction in certain inflammatory compounds that are often elevated in people living with diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Fibre Fans however did not show a similar decrease in the same compounds. But why should you care?      

Because the reduction in our fermented friends’ inflammatory markers corresponded to a change in their gut; consuming more fermented food and drinks meant a greater number and a much wider variety of microbial species started blooming!

More diverse gut microbiome = lower rates of Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and obesity (boo ya!). 

HANG ON, IS FIBRE NO GOOD?
Have no fear! High-fibre foods are still A-OK! Health professionals still agree that getting a good amount of fibre in your diet has a world of benefits including reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and helping to keep you regular (TMI we know).  

But wait, there’s more. The article revealed that it might be the case that Fibre Fans with “low microbiome diversity may have lacked the right microbes to digest all the fibre they consumed”. This is because those who started out with higher levels of gut diversity showed a reduction in inflammation whereas those who had low diversity experienced increased inflammation in line with their fibre increase. 

We’re no scientists but it looks like researchers are speculating that increasing your intake of fermented foods (which can increase gut diversity) may actually help you to better digest fibre. Our fermented friends and fibre fans can finally come together (New BFFS!?).

*PSSST WHAT EVEN ARE FERMENTED FOOD & DRINKS?
Asking for a friend. No judgement here. Fermented foods are those that have undergone a process where a bacteria or yeast break down certain components of a food to produce live microorganisms and other by-products such as healthy organic and lactic acids and vitamins… along with delicious flavours. Kombucha happens to be one of these.  

SO HOW MUCH FERMENTED GOODNESS SHOULD I BE EATING & DRINKING?
OK. We’ll admit. The scientists got a little fermentation-happy with this one. Participants went from consuming no fermented products to 6 servings a day (but it’s not as much as it sounds like, we swear).

Their sample diet of 6 servings:

Breakfast: One cup of yogurt for breakfast

Lunch: 475ml bottle of kombucha

Dinner: 1 cup of kimchi

Remedy’s Sample Diet:

Breakfast: Remedy Ginger Lemon Booch to start the day

Lunch: Remedy Raspberry Lemonade Kombucha to wash the food down

Afternoon tea: Remedy Cola kombucha for the 3pm pick me up

Dinner: a sprinkle of kimchi (and maybe another Remedy)

Just joking (sort of)! But seriously, everyone is different so the amount of kombucha and other fermented products you wish to consume is totally up to you and how it makes you feel, but the insight from this new research certainly suggests getting a good range of traditionally fermented foods and drinks into your diet can only be a good thing. At Remedy HQ some of us are guilty of drinking up to 5 Remedies a day and as it turns out, this study showed us that our addiction is totally acceptable (take that Mum), especially if we throw a little yoghurt on our fruit salad and some sauerkraut on our sanger.

How do you know Remedy is the real deal?
Aside from the fact that we’ve self-claimed the title of kombucha connoisseurs, we’re also committed to making it right. We pride ourselves on being the real deal – brewing our kombucha the same way it has been for thousands of years. We’re talking small-batch, 30-day long-aged brews starting with a descendent of the very first batch our founders Sarah and Emmet made on their kitchen counter. You can rest assured knowing you’re getting a kombucha that is chock-full of live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants (and you won’t have to carry a jar of kimchi everywhere). Click here to find out more about how we make our kombucha the old school way.

How many live cultures exactly you ask?
Our drinks sit at a mighty minimum of 100 million live cultures per 250mls of Remedy (for real!), we’re raw, unpasteurised and contain no nasties – all naturale baby! How do we know our live cultures are swimming? Because we test every batch to make sure of it!


Top 5 Health And Nutrition Tips From Paralympian Hannah Cockroft

Hannah Cockroft's Top 5 Health & Nutrition Tips to Keep your Body and Mind in Winning Condition

Words by Hannah Cockroft

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have almost arrived, and as 5-time Paralympic Champion, Remedy asked me to share my top 5 health and nutrition tips to keep your body and mind in winning condition. I’m currently training to race over the 100m and 800m wheelchair races, aiming for another two gold medals for Great Britain and Remedy have kept me refreshed and hydrated throughout my training over the last couple of months. So, here are my top 5 tips:

Everything in moderation

I’ll start with my golden rule first, and that is; ‘everything in moderation'. Everyone thinks that as a Paralympic Gold medallist and elite athlete, there must be loads of things I don’t eat or drink, but I don’t rule anything out of my diet completely. I train hard, 6 days a week, so if I fancy a bit of chocolate or a slice of cake, I’ll go ahead and have it. I find there is nothing worse than telling yourself you can’t, as it then turns into all you can think about, whereas if you allow yourself anything you want, you feel better after the healthier option, so you’ll naturally reach for them. All foods play a vital role in our body functioning, so don’t restrict yourself to just a few of them!

Stay hydrated

It sounds so simple, but it’s so hard! It’s something I’m still working on, but especially in this hot weather we’re having, keep having a drink. We should drink 2 litres of water every day, so fill a bottle in the morning and keep it with you throughout the day to encourage you to stay hydrated. It’ll make you feel more awake, alert and it’ll keep your skin clear of mask- acne- all the benefits!

Limit sugar

This is another tricky area to control, as it includes all your food AND drinks and fizzy drinks can really tip this over the edge. This is where Remedy comes in handy for me, as sometimes there’s nothing better than a can of pop after training to beat the craving. Now, I can grab a can of remedy (the new peach flavour is my favourite!) and get that fizzy hit without the sugar- it’s all natural and so satisfying!

Rest is best

I push my body to its limits, training 2-5 hours daily but Sundays are my favourite day of the week, as they’re my day off! Too many people think that taking a day off is counterproductive to progress, but, your body needs rest to maximise on the gains, so use the excuse for a sleep in every once in a while. Sleep also relieves stress and helps you think more clearly, so it’s much easier to process that bad session once you’ve had some sleep and you can come back in a better mood and work on it.

Keep active

And of course, the most important part of staying healthy- stay active! Aim to do 30 minutes of exercise a day, but keep it varied. Whether it’s a jog with a friend, a bike ride, walking the dog, an online yoga class or a Joe Wicks programme, there is so much to choose from and something available for everyone. Exercise naturally relieves stress and boosts your mood, so I always feel better after I’ve done my training sessions, even if I didn’t feel like doing it, to begin with. Time to get moving!

 

 

Follow more from Paralympian Hannah Cockroft here


Win A FREE Dynamic Pilates Reformer Class And A Case Of Remedy

We've teamed up with Ten Health & Fitness for you lovely people to be in with a chance to WIN a FREE Dynamic Reformer Pilates session AND a case of Remedy.

We know you've all missed going to live classes, so here is your chance to get back to it.

Shakin' up the fizzy drinks industry for good is what we do best at Remedy! We brew using age-old fermentation traditions, handcrafting our drinks in small batches. The result is fizzy and refreshing with no sugar, naturally, and chock-full of all the right stuff: live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants.

Be sure to enter the competition here.

 


*Terms & Conditions - The winner of the competition will be chosen at random. Registrations close on July 31st at 11:59 pm. Available in the United Kingdom only. One entry per person. The prize is a voucher for one free dynamic reformer Pilates session and a 24x case of Remedy mixed Kombucha pack. The winner will receive a promo code to use on a free class, and they can then book in at their preferred studio (excludes Little Venice and Tottenham Court Road studios).