2018, the year of Kombucha. At least in some parts of the world, because it has already been consumed for thousands of years. If you never heard of the drink called “Kombucha” (pronounced as “Komboecha”) no need to worry, we will tell you all about it today. What is it and why does everyone keep telling you it’s so good for your body. Let’s jump right in it! Keep on reading babe.
WHAT IS KOMBUCHA?
Kombucha (“komboecha”) is a very populair drink, because of it’s health benefits. Not only does it have the same health benefits as tea, but it’s also rich in beneficial probiotics. At the moment you can buy yourself a bottle of kombucha in every drugstore, but did you know that kombucha is originally from the South of Asia and has been around for over 2000 years? Long before we every heard of it.
Kombucha is fermented tea. It’s made by adding specific strains of bacteria, yeast and sugar to green or black tea. Then allowing it to ferment for at least one week. Then something very powerful happens. During this proces the bacteria and years form a thick layer on the surface of the liquid. It kind of looks like a mushroom. This layer is a living symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. The sugar that was added at the beginning will be converted into acids, enzymes and vitamines. At the end the drink will no longer contain any sugar. Just a bunch of healthy stuff, which makes the drink so good for you 😉
Take a look at this video: how to make kombucha.
WHAT MAKES KOMBUCHA HEALTHY AND GOOD FOR YOU?
As we already described, powerful substances are created during fermentation that contribute to the health (immune system) of your body. The process creates an amount of probiotics bacteria (beneficial probiotics). These are good bacteria (the kind your body actually likes!) that contribute to a good gut flora, digestion, bowel movement and the immune system. Pretty powerful, ha? For this reason, adding probiotics food such as kombucha to your lifestyle might improve your health in many ways.
Many people believe that kombucha can help treat all sorts of chronic health problems. However, there are only a few human studies about the effect of kombucha and the evidence of it’s true health effect is limited. For now, because I’m sure we will do some more research about this in the near future. Ofcourse, we will keep you updated about this!
Make sure to try it and experience the difference yourself! It might up giving your immune system the healthy boost you needed so badly.
Are you a big kombucha lover yourself?