Do You Kombucha?



By Beth Anderson;

If you don't drink Kombucha, do you know what it is? Kombucha is a fermented health beverage made from sweetened tea, yeast, and bacteria. It is considered to be a longevity drink and has been consumed for thousands of years all over the world. In case you are wondering, there may be a trace of alcohol content in Kombucha but it is less than .5% if it is fermented properly. Kombucha has been growing in popularity in the western world because of its health benefits. Kombucha provides glucuronic acid and B vitamins which assist the body in the detoxification process, and beneficial bacteria which assists the gastrointestinal process.

The specific benefits that you will receive from drinking kombucha result from the body working more efficiently and healing itself. Many people report digestive improvement within a day or two. With all of kombucha's probiotic content, everyone is sure to receive digestive benefits at a minimum. Regular drinkers of kombucha report other dramatic results such as less inflammation, lower blood pressure, more energy, and many more amazing results.

If you are new to kombucha and want to try it, it may be wise to start with a small portion of 4 ounces a day and work up to 16 or more ounces per day. Plain kombucha has a sweet/tangy taste with a slight vinegar suggestion in the taste, and it may be somewhat fizzy, so don't shake it! There are many flavors of kombucha available from traditional plain to green, ginger, cranberry, or other fruit flavors. Don't expect a sweet fruity flavor when you try it however, there is a hint of these flavors in the drink without the sweetness. Even though kombucha is made from sweetened tea, the sugar content is fructose and should be around 8 grams per 8 ounces. Keep it simple when you start drinking kombucha!

Kombucha originally came from China and spread throughout Asia during the first century B.C. Kombucha has as much Vitamin C as orange juice but only 10% of the sugar - it also contains many other acids, enzymes, and vitamins in living form and bioavailable. This is much better than taking a pill made from chemicals and dead substances that may not even absorb into the body.

Have you tried Kombucha yet? Kombucha is available in most health food stores, markets, and groceries now in many flavors. If you get ambitious you can even brew your own!


Your question: Have you ever had kombucha? (post your comments below)
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About the Author: Beth Anderson is a Holistic Health Coach at http://www.HolisticHealthHotspot.com/ Beth is helping people experience healthy, happy, meaningful lives by providing nutrition and lifestyle education, holistic health coaching, and by helping others learn to make informed choices based on facts, self-reflection, and honesty. Check out Beth's daily smart nutrition, health, and lifestyle tips! Find Holistic Health Hotspot on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HolisticHealthHotspot

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