Although some of you already know what I am talking about, others are saying… Kom-bu-WHAT?
Known since a while, but popular in the US as early as the mid-1990s, Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent beverage consisting of black or green tea and sugar, used as a functional, probiotic drink for its health benefits.
It is produced, indeed, by fermenting the tea using bacteria and yeast commonly known as “SCOBY” (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), which give the beverage the beneficial proprieties.
Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese, here some interesting nutrition facts:
About 16 oz ( 500 ml) of Kombucha contains:
Total fat: 0g
Sodium: 20 mg
Carbohydrate: 14 g
Common probiotic content and antioxidants:
Niacin & Niacinmide (B3)
Pantothenic Acid (B5)
Folic Acid (B9)
Still not interested?
Here three reasons why you should welcome this stranger in your everyday life.
Its greater ability to detox your body. It is, indeed, very rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver, helping preventing a wide variety of diseases. Even cancer? Maybe…
The bacteria contained in Kombucha tea line your digestive tract and help your body absorbing nutrients and fighting infections. More nutrients absorbed by your digestive system better is your health, and, thus more boosted is your immune system.
It is a healthier substitute for your soda drinks. It is a all-natural, low-calorie way, (only about 30 Calories per cup,) to satisfy your craving for a fizzy beverage, while boosting your health and rise your energy.
Give it a try !