If you've been inside of a healthy food spot or grocery store lately, you might have seen this new drink called Kombucha near the produce aisle. Scared because trendy healthy food is a hit or a miss nowadays, yet still intrigued? I get it, and I have you covered. Here’s some information about kombucha.
Kombucha (kômˈbo͞oCHə) is fermented sweet tea. It's created using a symbiotic bacteria also known as SCOBY, or a tea mushroom. Even though kombucha is currently popular, it has a long history. Many people have different ideas of when Kombucha originated. Some say it was during the Chinese Qin Dynasty, around 200 BC. The drink was also prevalent in Korea and Japan in 200 - 894 AD, then later on in Russia in the 18th century.
Fermented sweet tea? How is that healthy?Photo: reactiongifs.me
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Due to the vast amounts of antioxidants and probiotics, kombucha health benefits include:
- Improves gut health
- Detoxes liver
- Boosts immunity
- Increases energy
- Improves overall mood
- Helps weight loss
You read that correctly, all of those things. Don’t wait any longer, head out and try kombucha today! It could be the health fad you fall in love with.