Have you tried Kombucha?
Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea, which is then fermented with the help of a scoby. “SCOBY” is an acronym for “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.”
The scoby bacteria and yeast eat most of the sugar in the tea, transforming the tea into a fizzy, slightly sour beverage.
Kombucha is full of probiotics and is reported to have a variety of health benefits including:
- liver detoxification
- increased energy
- better digestion
- improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression)
Kombucha does contain a little bit of alcohol as a by-product of the fermentation process. It is usually no more than 1%, but people with alcohol sensitivities or who avoid alcohol should be aware of its presence.