KOMBUCHA, trendy or worth the hype?!

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

What is KOMBUCHA? ย Kombucha is a fermented fizzy tea loaded with probiotics derived from bacteria and yeast. ย Sounds yummy, right! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kombucha is made from 3 main components:

  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • SCOBY

The SCOBY is where the magic happens. ย 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. ย Have no fear of the sugar content! Itโ€™s what feeds the scoby and the finished product actually has minimal sugar. ย ย 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. ย 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. ย The probiotic bacteria are known as โ€œcellulose-producing bacteria.โ€ That means the bacteria produces cellulose, which acts as a shield to cells. DISEASE PREVENTION!

DIGESTION! ย Lots of healthy probiotics equal a healthy gut. ย ย Bacteria line your digestive tract and help support your immune system. ย ย When your gut is healthy, nutrients are absorbed as they should be. This will help fight off infection and illness. ย 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: ย kombucha helps reduce inflammation at the root of disease. ย Creating stronger cells, decreases the risk of disease penetrating. ย Some studies have shown kombucha may possibly reduce the risk of certain cancers.
  • Healthy Gut: With the high level of amazing probiotics, kombucha is candidaโ€™s enemy. ย While getting rid of candida can be tricky, this drink can help cut it down and create a healthy gut. ย 
  • Possibly Improve Mental Health: ย 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, itโ€™s a vital component in digestion and overall health.

 

Want to learn more, watch the video below on how to make your own kombucha. ย Donโ€™t be scared! When you brew from scratch, you know exactly what is in it. ย 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. ย They like wine, tequila, vodka and intermittent fasting! Theirย 

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