What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made by fermenting green, black, white or oolong tea with sugar and kombucha culture (a beige or white substance that is often referred to as 'SCOBY' - Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria & Yeasts). It is belived that kombucha was first introduced in China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty.
How might a regular consumption of Kombucha benefit my body?
There are various health claims surrounding the potential benefits of kombucha (for weight loss, joint care, immune support & detoxification), however unlike fermented milk products, there is far less research on it to support these claims. What we do know is that after being fermented, kombucha has a very high concentration of beneficial acid; Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid, Usnic Acid, Oxalic Acid, Malic Acid, Gluconic Acid and Butyric Acid. Along with a rich source of enzymes and Probiotics, these acids help support healthy Digestion.
Kombucha is also a fine source of Antioxidants and B-vitamins, which respectively help our Body to protect the cells against harmful free-radicals and turn Food into Energy.