It smells like vinegar and tastes like cider, but this fermented beverage can boost your health including preventing diseases, slowing down ageing and gives you a great energy boost.
Kombucha is fermented tea usually made out of black or green tea, sugar and combined with bacteria and yeast which are responsible for initiating the fermentation process.
Let’s take a closer look at the many potential health benefits of kombucha:
- Kombucha is rich in tea polyphenols and acetic acid, which suppresses potentially harmful microorganisms.
- Studies show that drinking kombucha can be beneficial for your heart as it helps with your cholesterol as well as lowers triglyceride levels in your blood.
- Another benefit of kombucha is helping to control Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Kombucha contains natural agents that balance blood sugar levels.
- Kombucha, a naturally carbonated beverage is a great substitute to sugar-laden drinks like soda. The sweetness from kombucha is simply from fruits like pineapple, passion fruit or berries. However, if you’re concerned about the sugar levels in store bought kombucha, you can make it yourself and it’s completely up to you if you would like to include additional flavouring.
Sources: Medical News Today, Healthline