The popularity of Kombucha is rising but what is it exactly and what are the potential benefits of this drink?
Kombucha has been around for thousands of years. It is basically made by introducing a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) into tea and fermented, much like yogurt. The result? A fizzy tea with flavors that vary from sweet to tangy depending on the type of fruit, herbs, or spices added to the black or green tea.
So what are the benefits of Kombucha?
Tea, particularly green tea, hails as one of the healthiest beverages on our planet because it contains polyphenols packed with antioxidants that combat cell damage and reduce inflammation in our bodies. From boosting brain health, protecting against Type 2 diabetes, to reducing cholesterol levels linked to heart disease, green tea is so good for our health that it’s got people raving. And since many kombuchas are made with green tea, it boasts the same benefits!
Rich in Probiotics
Like yogurt, kimchi, and other fermented foods, kombucha is fermented with beneficial bacteria, and are thus rich in probiotics that have been found to help improve our gut and digestive health. If eating yogurt or taking probiotic supplements leaves you feeling bloated or constipated, perhaps give kombucha a try! Aside from easing irritable bowel syndrome, reducing the risk of developing ulcers, bladder cancer, and other gastrointestinal problems, kombucha can also strengthen your immune system given that more and more research are finding connections between digestive health and stronger immunity.
While kombucha’s vitamin levels pale in comparison with B12 supplements or Vitamin C pills you can down in seconds, drinking kombucha is a natural and enjoyable way to absorb these nutrients essential for your body. Unlike most dietary sources of Vitamin B12, which derive from foods such as meat, milk, eggs, and fish, kombucha offers a plant-derived source of the vitamin. Plus, there is evidence showing that kombucha contains more levels of Vitamin C than some orange juice you buy at the store.
Ready to Give Kombucha a Try?
You can try making your own kombucha at home. But rather than waiting for the fermentation process to take place or dealing with the complications of DIY, look for fresh, organic Kombucha on Tap right here at Futureproof Wellness in Diamond Bar!
With so many potential benefits, there’s good reason kombucha is no longer a drink for foodies and health enthusiasts only!
Bottle organic juices and freshly brewed tea also available.