It is the ‘Immortal Health Elixir’ for the Chinese, but it first appeared in the Far East about 2,000 years ago. This powerful drink offers brilliant health benefits, and the world is about to know more about its huge potential.
Fermentation is the reason why kombucha is called a ‘powerhouse.’ The colony of bacteria and yeast in kombucha starts off the fermentation process.
Wonder what is the fuss? Well, your idea of healthy living is about to change now!
This article covers the benefits provided by this mighty drink, and you will also have the chance to learn how to make it.
Good probiotics in kombucha
After the fermentation process, kombucha gets carbonated and enriched with vinegar, b-vitamin, enzymes, probiotics and healthy concentration of acid, including acetic, gluconic and lactic acid. When bound together, these provide the following benefits:
- Better digestion
- Healthy weight loss
- Energy boost
- Deep cleansing and detoxification
- Joint pain relief
- Prevention against cancer
‘SCOBY,’ stands for ‘symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, and it ferments the sugar-tea solution. It is commonly made with black tea, but some like to use green tea.
Making your own kombucha or buy it already prepared will cost you $3-$5 a bottle. You can find it in every healthy food store, and today even some coffee shops have it.
According to an article that was published in the journal Food Microbiology, kombucha consists of the following probiotics:
- Gluconacetobacter (>85% in most products)
- Acetobacter (<2%) Lactobacillius (about 30% in several products) Zygosaccharomyces (>95%)
The bacteria in this healthy cocktail work in a unique synergy. They offer mind-blowing benefits to those who have been lucky enough to learn about it, and enjoy it on a daily basis.