Kombucha is an increasingly popular fermented tea drink that is thought to have many nutritional and health benefits when consumed on a regular basis alongside a healthy diet.
Below we have put together a guide into some of the positive contributions that drinking kombucha can have on your body, as well as a video on how to make kombucha at home.
To find out more or to speak to our naturopath about introducing kombucha into your diet, please feel free to book a consultation or give us a call today.
Great Source of Probiotics
Kombucha is thought to be a great way to organically increase the probiotics in your diet. It is made by adding certain strains of bacteria, yeast and sugar to black or green tea. The drink is then left to ferment for at least a week where, in this time, a blob-like film will produce called a SCOBY (which can be used to ferment more kombucha!).
This fermentation process produces acetic acid and other acidic compounds, making it carbonated and fizzy. It also produces a lot of bacteria, some of which can be species of lactic-acid bacteria that offer probiotic properties.
These probiotics have countless benefits, from aiding digestion to helping reduce inflammation, so drinking kombucha could offer a variety of health improvements.
It has been suggested that antioxidants from food and drink work better for your health than when taken as a supplement.
Antioxidants are essential for fighting off free radicals, a byproduct of processes in your body that can cause oxidative damage to your cells and can lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Kombucha, particularly when made with green tea is thought to contain antioxidants that contribute to healthy liver function.
Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals
During the fermentation process when making kombucha, the yeast and sugars react and produce a number of healthy vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C, and multiple B vitamins.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy body function, providing us with energy, hormone synthesis and a strong immune system.
Supplements can be taken, but it is often thought that consuming foods and drinks rich in vitamins is a much more effective way to intake the nutrients we need.
How to Make Kombucha
Here we have put together a short video on how you can make your own kombucha at home! We recommend using green tea, but black tea can also be used.
Check out the full video here.
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