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I first heard about Kombucha from my aunt several years. She's what I'll call semi-healthy. Really into her supplements but that's kind of where it ends. But she knew her Kombucha. She mostly prescribes it for colds. Why? I don't know why and I don't know why it works but it does.
Kombucha is one of the fermented foods touted to be good for digestive health. It is very popular these days and chances are you can find many bottled varieties at your local store and even some on tap.
Here is what I know about Kombucha:
Kombucha is called a “mushroom tea”. Not because it is made of mushrooms, but because of a large bacteria bloom that forms at the top of it called a SCOBY. Yeah, bacteria. Kombucha starts with teas, such as green or black tea, and then yeast and bacteria are added.
As this brew ferments, the bacteria blossom in the tea and start to resemble a mushroom sprouting on top of it. The liquid is poured off from the container with the bacteria growing in it, and you drink it cold.
I've been seeing some of my fellow bloggers brewing their own Kombucha for years but never thought I would give it a try. But now that I can get a started kit for free (just shipping) I may jump in there myself.
The Health Benefits of Kombucha
Kombucha contains probiotics (good for digestive health), B vitamins, and a few carbs.
Somethings it can help with including…
- Detoxing the liver
- Increased Energy
- Yeast (reduces it)
- Mood Stability
- Mental Clarity
How I use Kombucha
I've been drinking Kombucha for a few years now. I usually buy the bottled versions in the refrigerator. For a while I drunk the hot tea version too. I don't drink it every day and not even every week. Usually when I feel a cold coming on. Or just when I'm feeling run down. The taste is kind of tangy zippy. I also give it to my husband when he has a cold and my daughter sneaks a few sips from my bottle when I have cool flavors.
If you want to know more about Kombucha. Get in on the health benefits or even start brewing your own you can get both a Kombucha supplement and a Kombucha starter kit for the cost of shipping when you purchase this year's Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2016.
I've never brewed my own Kombucha but I've been curious and kind of wanting to. Since I get a *free kit (pay shipping) with my bundle purchase I'll be taking care of that and satisyfying my curiousity.
You can read more about Kombucha here => Kombucha Benefits
*Kombucha is not safe for everyone. Women who are pregnant should avoid all forms of kombucha. Those with a compromised immune system should probably also avoid it.