What the Heck is Kombucha?

If the title of this post is a question that you have personally considered, I assure you that you are not alone in your confusion. I myself have wondered about Kombucha for quite a while, and I only became familiar with it because my sister drinks it avidly. She heard about it from her fitness instructor, and after sampling it after an exercise class, she has been consuming it consistently

Kombucha, in simplest terms, is tea. It is tea that has gone through a fermentation process in which it is slightly sweetened, and it tends to be of either a black or green tea variety. Kombucha is developed through means of combining bacteria (good bacteria, of course) and yeast, and it has been suggested that it offers a multitude of health benefits to its users.

Kombucha has been in existence for more than two thousand years, and in ancient Chinese culture it was referred to as an ‘immortal health elixir’.  I don’t know about you, but ‘immortal health elixir’ sounds rather appealing to me.

I would argue that a majority of persons drink Kombucha because of its detoxification properties, though it offers many other health benefits including helping to reduce arthritis pain, helping to prevent cancer, boosting liver health, its ability to boost the immune system, its assistance in regards to digestive health, and its potential to elevate energy levels.

Kombucha is available for purchase in most health food stores, and it comes in a variety of flavours. One major downfall of this drink for me personally is that it is carbonated, and I do not do well with carbon because of my stomach issues. However, it is apparent that this drink is a powerhouse beverage, and I recommend giving it a try. My sister loves it, and it is probable most persons will also.

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