Kombucha is good for you

Kombucha is good for you

Kombucha is a 2,000 year old fermented beverage of tea and sugar.  After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid which are connected with many benefits.  They include improved digestion, weight loss increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain and depression and cancer prevention.

According to WebMD, “Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.” 

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Food Renegade explains why kombucha has become more popular in recent years. “In the first half of the 20th century, extensive scientific research was done on Kombucha’s health benefits in Russia and Germany, mostly because of a push to find a cure for rising cancer rates. Russian scientists discovered that entire regions of their vast country were seemingly immune to cancer and hypothesized that the kombucha, called “tea kvass” there, was the cause. So, they began a series of experiments which not only verified the hypothesis, but began to pinpoint exactly what it is within kombucha which was so beneficial.”

The sour carbonated taste is somewhat acquired and I do believe that it gives me energy and is beneficial for my gut health.  Some make their own Kombucha and there are many brands of this “magic elixir” available at health food stores.

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Have you tried kombucha? 

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