So, it seems no matter where you turn there is kombucha. There are kombucha bars, grocery stores are putting taps in and even Wal-Mart is carrying bottles of it.
For some, you might be like what is kombucha actually ?! Well, it’s essentially fermented tea. Which, I know sounds so gross and that is what I always thought too!
Then I got out of my comfort zone and picked up a bottle and just like so many others I was hooked.
There may be some debate about what health benefits kombucha has, but most makers will tell you that it helps with digestion and inflammation.
This claim comes from the probiotics that are in each glass of ‘booch’. These probiotics give your gut healthy bacteria.
There are many other claims like prevention of liver and heart disease, but of course none of this is proven. As for me since adding some Kombucha to my diet I have noticed the following benefits.
First, I definitely see help with digestion. I have a weak stomach to say the least. I could eat the healthiest meal and if one thing doesn’t agree with me I get stomach pains. On days I drink a glass of Kombucha I don’t have any issues.
I also feel that it gives me a boost of energy. I like to drink a glass in the middle of the day if I start to feel low energy. I have noticed that I will get the perk I need. Plus I love that kombucha has a fizz to it, which I also believe could be beneficial for those who are addicted to Diet Coke ( I used to be guilty of this 😦 ) !!
Now, you may be sold and headed out to the local kombucha bar to get your fix, but there are a few things that I like to pay attention to when I buy mine.
Check the amount of fruit juice. I like to look for ones with as little as possible because then you are just getting an unnecessary sugar fix.
Also check to make sure there are no artificial sweeteners because again what’s the point of putting artificial stuff in our bodies!
There are a lot of other things that you can look into when purchasing like water filtration and pasteurization. So, I say just do your research before you dive in!
I love trying out different flavors and brands now that I know what to look for and I certainly can not get enough of it!