5 Reasons Why We Love Kombucha
5 Reasons Why We Love Kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented sweet tea that is made traditionally made with either black or green tea. The drink made by brewing a batch of sweetened tea and allowing it to sit and ferment for 2 weeks with a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). Once the Kombucha begins to bubble and carbonate, it is immediately refrigerated to stop it from fermenting any further.
Kombucha was said to originate in China over 2000 years ago and was prized for its ‘healing qualities’. This rich cocktail of vitamins, amino acids, and nutrients made its way around Asia and Europe by way of the silk trade where traders brought this “miracle drink” with them to avoid getting sick.
Although it’s not a miracle cure like was once thought, Kombucha is still a healthy and amazing drink.
Here are 5 reasons we love it:
1. It’s Good for your Gut!
Kombucha, Yogurt, Kimchi, and Kefir all have something in common- they’re packed with probiotics.
Kombucha is a real hero for our gut health. Bacteria produced through fermentation is similar to the ‘good bacteria’ present in your body which can help support a healthy stomach and aid digestion.
The natural fermentation process also promotes the growth of the bacteria which can also help support a strong immune system and a healthy heart.
2. It’s Rich in Antioxidants and has the similar health benefits as a cup of Tea
Tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet and is the main ingredient of Kombucha.
Tea is rich in compounds such as polyphenols which are packed with powerful antioxidants that fight and minimize damage caused in the body by free radicals.
Studies have shown that people who drink tea on a regular basis have less risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and are healthier than their non-tea-drinking counterparts.
3. It’s Fizzy like soda but without the additives
Soft drinks such as soda are often loaded with chemicals, unnatural additives, and can have as much as 9 teaspoons of sugar in a single 12-ounce can.
Kombucha’s fizz comes from the process of fermentation. In this natural process, sugars in the brewed sweet tea are ‘eaten’ by bacteria with the fizz of CO2 being the by-product.
You get all the fizzy goodness of soda but in an all-natural way!
4. Kombucha actually tastes good!
Kombucha would not be popular if it wasn’t actually delicious.
The drink has a very unique taste and is the perfect balance of tart, slightly sweet, earthy, and even fruity depending on the blend.
Kombucha is best enjoyed over ice and can even be used as a mixer to provide a probiotic punch to whatever you’re drinking.
5. Kombucha is the perfect gift for any occasion!
Kombucha is the drink of choice for kids and adults alike not only because of its unique flavour but also for its amazing range of health benefits.
Kombucha is also the perfect gift because it is shelf-stable and can last for a long time without being refrigerated.
With all the reasons mentioned above, there’s no reason not to try Kombucha!
Pure Nectar brews 2 flavours- Raspberry Kombucha and Green Tea Kombucha which come in classy glass bottles that can be ordered individually or as a set.
Need another reason to try Kombucha? Use the promo code LOVEKOMBUCHA upon check out and receive a 10% discount on any of the Kombucha sets.
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