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You may have heard of the new drink sweeping the nation: Kombucha tea.
Kombucha tea is a lightly fermented, fizzy, low-sugar drink full of probiotics, flavor, and history. Kombucha tea is an ancient longevity elixir consumed for thousands of years by people all over the planet, and it can be homebrewed and is not too hard to make.
There are many benefits of drinking kombucha tea, and in this post, I will be sharing with you the 7 main benefits of kombucha tea.
While Kombucha is known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese, and some people say there are hundreds of benefits, we picked 7 main benefits of drinking kombucha tea to focus on.
Humans naturally have a very strong immune system. Every day, we come into contact with many toxins. These toxins restrict the body’s ability to function appropriately.
Kombucha tea is viewed as a healthy drink because it is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients, and helps brings the body back into balance. Kombucha tea provides a small boost of certain key acids and enzymes that the body naturally lacks.
Kombucha tea has many vitamins and minerals, and in particular, kombucha tea contains vitamin C and thiamin (vitamin B1), which both play huge roles in stimulating and giving a boost to your immune system.
In addition to the vitamins and minerals, kombucha tea is full of probiotics. Our stomachs need probiotics to help digest food and are essential for healthy living.
Lactic and carbonic acid are two more important vitamins, minerals and acids in kombucha tea which helps your body regulate blood pH levels.
Kombucha tea is full of healthy acids: nuleic acids (such as RNA and DNA), which send signals to your cells to function properly and rebuild, and amino acids, which are critical to all life and are the building blocks of protein.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a core component of kombucha tea, and is a known allergry suppressant.
Kombucha tea contains many other powerful enzymes which push your body's metabolic functions and help you lose weight.
Most people experience great benefits drinking kombucha and have no adverse side effects.
With that said, there have been some cases where kombucha tea drinkers have had some issues.
Kombucha tea is acidic and should be used in moderation since acidic beverages (such as soda) will have negative effects on your teeth.
Kombucha tea side effects seem to be more of a risk when making homemade kombucha because contamination, due to poor cleaning and ingredients, is possible. If you’re going to brew your own, use sterile equipment, clean working spaces and high-quality ingredients.
A small percentage of people experience bloating, nausea, infections and allergic reactions when drinking kombucha tea. Because kombucha tea is an acidic drink, it’s possible that this can cause problems for people with digestive problems like stomach ulcers, heartburn or sensitivity to very acidic foods.
If you are concerned about these issues, start drinking a small amount in moderation and gradually, work your way up to drinking more. This way, you can carefully see if you have any negative reactions to drinking kombucha tea.
Want to learn how to brew kombucha tea? Click here to read about brewing your own kombucha tea.
Each month, we find a unique kombucha flavor for you to brew in your kitchen. Our kombucha tea experts come up with a fun and flavorful recipe to send out each month, so you can have fun in the kitchen and become more healthy.