23 Aug Kombucha – What’s The Deal?
Kombucha is a sparkling fermented tea full of living probiotics, also known as good bacteria.
What is Kombucha?
It is typically made from a base of green or black tea, added to that is organic sugar, which then has a living culture of bacteria and yeast commonly known as SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) added which transforms the ingredients through fermentation.
Its now available at most café, supermarkets and even at your friend’s houses, but what does it taste like? It is described as tasting like a fizzy sour apple cider vinegar depending what is added to it and the length of time it is left to ferment – I promise it’s actually delicious.
So what is all the hype about?
Kombucha has been around for years and was originally consumed in china more the 2,200 years ago for its detoxifying and energising properties.
These days it mostly links back to gut health, happy tummy happy us.
Kombucha can help with:
- Digestion and gut health
- Increased energy and nutrient absorption
- Cleansing and detoxification
- Immune support and reduced inflammation.
For me personally its like a special treat as I don’t drink soft drink, and I know it is helping my gut instead of hindering it.
We do need to be mindful, as with many beverages some have a lot more added sugars and fruit juices than others, so be careful and read your labels when purchasing.
Fermenting is so hot right now
Fermented foods are so popular right now, especially as it is a way of getting probiotics into our systems. If you are like me and easily forget to take your supplements in the morning, kombucha is a great on the go way to get all the good bacteria in!!
I dare you to try some kombucha next time you see it!