We all know that the days of professional footy players cracking open a beer in the change rooms straight after every game are long gone. But did you know that many players are now cracking open a kombucha? That's right, some of your favourite footy players are also some of Remedy's biggest fans, thanks to the supporting role kombucha plays in boosting natural energy, gut health, recovery and overall wellbeing.
This year, Remedy Kombucha is proud to be an official partner of the North Melbourne Football Club, keeping their club room fridge stocked to the brim with our delicious, healthy, I Quit Sugar approved kombucha.
Pictured above L-R: North Melbourne Vice-Captain, Robbie Tarrant; Collingwood AFLW Marquee Player, Moana Hope; North Melbourne player, Luke McDonald.
It's not just the boys getting in on the kombucha craze. We are also a proud official supporter of AFL Womens star, Moana Hope, who appreciates Remedy for its goodness but also tells us she just loves the taste! We love Mo's approach and attitude. It's somehow both real and relatable and inspirational all at once. She is all about showing that that footy is for everyone, and we're stoked to have her on board to help spread the message that kombucha is for everyone too.
So what is about kombucha that has footy clubs and their players so excited? Rather banging on about it more ourselves, we asked a couple of AFL experts on football player health and wellbeing.
Jona Segal, Dietitian and Strength & Conditioning Coach North Melbourne Football Club says Remedy Kombucha is part of North Melbourne's holistic approach to improving their players general health and wellbeing through diet and an increasing focus on gut health.
"The fact that Remedy naturally contains no sugar was really important. It’s increasingly clear that even if you can burn off sugar, too much of it can have other negative health impacts," says Jona.
"I also believe kombucha is an excellent addition to our players’ diets because it contains live cultures and organic acids that can aid digestion and help the body absorb minerals.
"Remedy is also a great source of antioxidants and has excellent anti-inflammatory properties."