What exactly is Kombucha?

Kombucha… You have never before heard that weird word and your gym trainer telling you it´s good for your sport performance? Or maybe you have just entered into the world of superfoods and a health-conscious diet and would like to find out what is that fabulous drink tea everybody has been talking about? Don´t worry we are going to explain in this post.

Health remedy for centuries

Kombucha is a popular health promoting beverage and natural folk remedy made by fermenting tea. Kombucha has been used by people all over the world for thousands of years. In fact, the first remaining records of Kombucha are dated back to 221 BC.

If I would have to explain in one sentence what exactly Kombucha is I would say: ´It is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast living together in a cellulose pancake-like culture, nourished by the infusion of sugar and tea[1]´. Sounds yummy, right? :P

 

Is it good for me?

In other words you can also say it’s a lightly effervescent, nutritious, probiotic-rich tea drink. During the Kombucha brewing process yeast breaks down the sugar and converts it into a myriad of healthy bacteria. This helps to produce vitamins and minerals making the tea even more nutritious. Kombucha tea includes vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and C.

Organic acids present in the Kombucha include (glucuronic acids, usnic acid, citric acid, oxalic acid, malic acid, butyric acid, nucleic acids, Amino acids). These are powerful detoxifiers and help to protect human cellular membranes. They also support the walls of the gut and help to defeat yeast infections. Kombucha is also known for its anti-aging properties. 

Great detoxifier

Kombucha plays a huge role in normalising the acidity and pH as well as restoring liver function. It helps to detoxify the body and enhance he body’s immune system. It also balances our metabolism. With its adaptogenic features it helps bring the body back into balance. It is crucial to our general well-being because a healthy, happy gut means healthy, happy you. :)

You might wonder if it has been known for so long by civilization why I only hear about it now.

Kombucha was passed down by generations

Well, however Kombucha tea was used by previous generation it had its ups and down in the history. It has known to be used by Josef Stalin, Ronald Reagans and many others during the past century.  In some parts of the world it has been forgotten where in others, ( like in Asia) it has been drunk regularly known as very popular folk medicine. It seems like another time to shine came.

Nowadays many celebrities fell for that healthy fizzy drink. Among many fan of Kombucha you can find: Zoe Kravitz, Lady Gaga, Kourtney Kardashian, Orlando Bloom, Gwyneth Paltrow  and Madonna.

People looking for a healthy, conscious lifestyle, trying to lead a balanced long life discover the properties and great taste of Kombucha among others probiotic food and drinks. The mission of Kombucha community is to spread the knowledge about Kombucha and healthy living among wider publicity and provide the finest quality Kombucha tea. Because remember that in the end ´happy guts mean happy you´. :)

 

[1] Kombucha Tea for Your Health and Healing: The Most In-Depth Guide Available
by Bartholomew, Alick; Bartholomew, Mari

 

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