KOMBUCHA, trendy or worth the hype?!

Kombucha…the new trendy drink that is all the rage.  Is it worth the hype? If you are picking the proper one, we think so.

What is KOMBUCHA?  Kombucha is a fermented fizzy tea loaded with probiotics derived from bacteria and yeast.  Sounds yummy, right! 🙂

Kombucha is made from 3 main components:

  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • SCOBY

The SCOBY is where the magic happens.  This blob of goodness got its accronium from:

Symbiotic (both pre and probiotics) Colony Of Bacteria & Yeast

When adding the scoby to the tea and sugar, it creates this high probiotic treat.  Have no fear of the sugar content! It’s what feeds the scoby and the finished product actually has minimal sugar.   With that being said, you will find lots of trendy kombucha bottles out there with added sugars and flavors. Try and stick with a kombucha with minimally added sugars.  When we make our own, we sometimes add lemon, ginger or cayenne.

After fermentation, about 7-10 days, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, B vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of healthy acids.  The probiotic bacteria are known as “cellulose-producing bacteria.” That means the bacteria produces cellulose, which acts as a shield to cells. DISEASE PREVENTION!

DIGESTION!  Lots of healthy probiotics equal a healthy gut.   Bacteria line your digestive tract and help support your immune system.   When your gut is healthy, nutrients are absorbed as they should be. This will help fight off infection and illness.  Did you know 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Healthy gut, healthy immune system, CLEAN CUT LIFE!

KOMBUCHA NUTRITION FACTS:

60 calories
20 milligrams sodium
14 grams carbohydrate
4 grams of sugar
100 micrograms folate (25 percent DV)
.34 grams riboflavin/vitamin B2 (20 percent DV)
.4 milligrams vitamin B6 (20 percent DV)
.3 milligrams thiamine/Vitamin B1 (20 percent DV)
4 milligrams niacin/Vitamin B3 (20 percent DV)
1.2 micrograms vitamin B12 (20 percent DV)

 

Just A Few Great Reasons To Drink Kombucha

  • Disease Prevention:  kombucha helps reduce inflammation at the root of disease.  Creating stronger cells, decreases the risk of disease penetrating.  Some studies have shown kombucha may possibly reduce the risk of certain cancers.
  • Healthy Gut: With the high level of amazing probiotics, kombucha is candida’s enemy.  While getting rid of candida can be tricky, this drink can help cut it down and create a healthy gut.  
  • Possibly Improve Mental Health:  Kombucha is super high in B vitamins, specifically B12 which has shown to improve brain function, energy levels and overall well being.
  • Helps Maintain A Healthy Liver: Since the liver helps to filter and convert harmful compounds, it’s a vital component in digestion and overall health.

 

Want to learn more, watch the video below on how to make your own kombucha.  Don’t be scared! When you brew from scratch, you know exactly what is in it.  Read those labels on your store bought kombucha and be wise to your drink.

Healthy gut, healthy life!

Drink Up!

 

About The Authors:

Lori and Caren created Clean Cut Fitness & Nutrition to help women see there is a true balance when eating clean and living life.  They like wine, tequila, vodka and intermittent fasting! Their 

5 kids combined are always creating havoc but they would not have it any other way.  Balance is their key to success! Their “shrink your body, grow your mind” mentality will help anyone find their Ah-Ha moment and what works in their lifestyle.  Join the #cleancuttribe and create your new lifestyle.  Download your FREE 3 day menu guide here!

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