What is Kombucha? Kombucha was discovered by the chinese around 2,000 years ago and since of late has been the buzz in the health food world.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage of sugar and black or green tea and starts with a SCOBY or bacteria and yeast commonly known as a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Sugar or honey is used in the fermentation process. Once fermented, Kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic) and probiotic that have great benefits. As always keep in mind to check with a doctor and moderation is the key in any health food or supplements you may take.
Kombucha contains good bacteria for your body , such as,
- Good for digestion, gas bloating – although highly acidic it becomes Alkaline in your body.
- Supports weight loss
- Increased Energy due to it containing iron and some caffeine.
- Detoxifies the liver
- Immune Support
- Probiotic benefits
- Good for yeast infections
- Eases joint pain due to levels of glucosamine in it.
Kombucha can be fermented and made at home, however strict sanitary guidelines must be in place for your safety to avoid contamination of other bacteria present in a non commercial kitchen.
Source of information DrAxe.com