Kombucha is quickly catching on as a popular beverage for health conscious people. You’ll find a wide range of brands to choose from at your local health food store, and many mainstream grocery stores also carry Kombucha now. But do you know what Kombucha is and why you should drink it?
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is essentially fermented sweet tea. It’s made by placing a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), often referred to as a Kombucha mushroom (even though it’s not actually a mushroom) into sweetened black and/or green tea.
After a period of time (usually one to two weeks), the SCOBY consumes the sugar in the tea, and transforms it into a tangy, naturally carbonated beverage. It is a great substitution for sugary beverages, like soda, because it has many reported health benefits.
5 Reasons to Drink Kombucha
Good Source of Probiotics
During the fermentation process, beneficial bacteria are created – making Kombucha a natural source of probiotics. If you’re trying to add more probiotics to your diet, Kombucha is a good choice.
Aids in Digestion
In addition to probiotics, which can improve digestion by balancing gut flora, Kombucha contains multiple beneficial organic acids that have been linked to better digestion.
The gluconic acid in Kombucha also cleanses and detoxes the liver. Probiotics and other enzymes found in Kombucha also promote detoxification of your system.
Kombucha is super rich in antioxidants, which helps to give your immune system a boost. Probiotics, like those found in Kombucha, have also been shown to improve your immune system since much of it is tied to gut health.
Energy drink sales are a huge business. Unfortunately mainstream energy drinks can be harmful to your health. Thanks to a natural source of vitamin B6 as well as other B vitamins, Kombucha can give you a natural, sustained energy boost while providing many other health benefits.
As mentioned above, you can find Kombucha at your local health store and many mainstream grocery stores as well. In addition, Healthy Planet also carries Yogi Tea Green Tea with Kombucha.