What is all the Craze on Kombucha?
What is it and How Does it Affect Your Health?
Kombucha is a drink known as an “immortal health elixir” in ancient China where it was originated. Black or green tea is fermented with sugar of various sources such as cane sugar or honey to create a colony of live bacteria and yeast cultures. Before its description steers you away from trying it, the active cultures are what makes kombucha the newest popular health drink on the market.
As it is gaining more popularity, there are many reported benefits of this drink. Here are a few:
Kombucha’s most known benefit is the ability to detoxify the body. The beneficial acids it contains help bind to toxins and excrete them out of the body.
2. Digestion Aid
It not only houses probiotics (“good” bacteria), but also live enzymes and acids to keep your gut—and bowel movements healthy and moving.
3. Vitamin/Mineral Powerhouse
This drink includes the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, and C, making it an antioxidant force. This means it can also help with energy levels.
4. Collagen Preservation
Some of those beneficial acids in the drink also preserve collagen, which in turn can help with joint pain and in reducing the look of wrinkles on the skin.
5. Stronger Immune Health
Due to the many antioxidant properties found in this drink, it has been linked to better resistance towards bacterial and viral infections of the body.
This drink is also DIY-able! You can make your own jug of kombucha if you choose to do so. There are many flavors of kombucha, and some brands are sweeter than the other. However, if you are unfamiliar with kombucha and its properties, please note that part of the fermentation process includes naturally occurring alcohol. Please consult your doctor before drinking!