Kombucha: Latin American Dance Craze or Beneficial Health Drink?
In these days of the ‘try anything to lose weight’ culture, there are some odd things popping up on the market, Kombucha however, is not as odd as it might first appear; but what exactly is it?
While, for many, it may sound like an exotic cocktail, or even a Latin American dance craze, it is in fact a fermented tea and yeast product that many people are claiming can detoxify your body and energize your mind.
There are, of course, other benefits being claimed from drinking Kombucha, such as; sharpening eyesight, aiding digestion, increasing energy, improving your skins elasticity, assisting joint recovery, and it helps cancer recovery. A few of those claims haven’t yet been clinically proven, but, some of these things have been known to be improved by many of the acids, vitamins, and symbiotic cultures contained in organic raw Kombucha tea.
However, it has been shown, in lab tests, to have antiviral, anti fungal and antibiotic properties. It also appears to have benefits when it comes to liver function and stress.
What are the ingredients of Kombucha? It contains butyric acid; alcohol, no than more 1%; lactic acid; oxalic acid; gluconic acid; B-Vitamins; acetic acid, which is mildly antibacterial; usnic acid; and malic acid. Add in the yeast and sugar, and have you have something really tasty sounding.
Actually, you’ll find that many of these ingredients are in yoghurt, and we know that yoghurt have many good and healthy properties. When you think about it, many of the foods you eat on a regular basis, good and bad, have some pretty unappetizing looking things in them when you read the label.
You can, of course, buy this as a ready made product, but, if you’d like, you can also make your own if you have the Kombucha culture, and your own favorite variety of tea. This can be done with black tea, or the other tea thought to be beneficial for your health, green tea.
The process isn’t overly difficult, but, if you’re short on time, don’t have the Kombucha culture or tea to do the fermenting with, then it just makes a lot of sense to try the ready made version to see what you think of it first, and see whether you get the benefits from it that you’re hoping for.
So, if you’re trying to get your health back on track, and want an alternative to tea, and many of the added things you can take, like yoghurt, then Kombucha is worth giving a try. It tastes good; it’s refreshing; it can be drunk at work, or at home; it’s convenient and that makes it a better option for people with busy lifestyles.
Although not all the claimed benefits for drinking Kombucha have been clinically proven, there have been a lot of people who swear by it and the detoxifying results that they’ve seen from using. If you’re tired of the other health drinks that are on the market, and need something that’s not only tasty, but healthy, then it’s time to find out why people are saying that Kombucha is so good.