Kombucha is a drink traditionally made by fermenting sweetened tea with what's referred to as a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).
Throughout the fermentation process, the yeast converts the sugar in the tea to alcohol and the bacteria convert that alcohol to organic acids (such as acetic acid). What results is an invigorating, lightly fizzy and slightly sour drink.
Here’s a glance at some of the potential health benefits that researchers continue to study:
- Helps Maintain Healthy Weight
- Helps Promote Mental Health
- Supports Liver Health
- Improves Gut Health
- Boosts Cardiovascular Health
Heart disease increases the risk of stroke or heart attack, but healthy lifestyle changes can improve your cardiovascular health. This includes following a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. You should also incorporate exercise, medication, and yes, even kombucha.protect LDL cholesterol particles from becoming oxidized, which is thought to be an even bigger driver of heart disease.
- Strengthens the Immune System
Kombucha’s nutritional profile goes beyond probiotics, too, as it carries vitamins B1, B6, and B12, which help boost your immune system, regulate your mood, and produce red blood cells. You'll also get some vitamin C, an antioxidant important for your skin, bones, and heart.
Kombucha has three times more vitamin C than an orange (151 milligrams per 100 millilitres of kombucha compared with an orange's 51.1 milligrams).
So, is drinking Kombucha good for you? Our short answer is: YES!
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