What is Kombucha?

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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.

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