What is Kombucha

What Is Kombucha & Why Is It So Healthy For You {Part 1}
by Halle Cottis

What is kombucha and why it is so healthy for you!

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This week I am starting a new series “Everything You Need To Know About Kombucha!”

This course will have 4 lessons.

What is kombucha and why it is so good for you. {Part 1}
Learn how to brew kombucha with an easy step by step tutorial. {Part 2}
What to do with kombucha after it is done brewing & how to bottle kombucha. {Part 3}
How to make kombucha soda and a collection of 50 kombucha recipes. {Part 4}

So let’s dive into today’s lesson, what is kombucha and why it is so good for you!
What is Kombucha

Kombucha has been consumed for thousands of years and is a fermented probiotic drink that originated from China but oftentimes is credited to be originated from Russia.
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It is made from tea, sugar, a scoby and a starter from a previous batch (you will need a starter kit to start brewing kombucha).

The sugar and caffeine is used all up in the fermentation process so don’t worry, it has very little (if any) caffeine or sugar in the final product.

A SCOBY is an acronym for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. In short, it’s beneficial bacteria and yeasts that work synergistically together to produce a certain type of ferment.

Kombucha is brewed (or fermented) over a course of 7-31 days. The final product is naturally carbonated making this a fizzy and tasty drink.

Kombucha has been known to have some amazing health benefits, let’s dive into this topic!
Why Is Kombucha So Healthy For You

Kombucha around the world is considered a healing drink and it has some amazing health benefits.

It should be noted the kombucha can not heal, it just brings your body into balance to allow your body to heal naturally!

Here is a list of healing properties from drinking kombucha.

Probiotics – healthy bacteria
Alkalize the body – balances internal pH
Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
Improve digestion – keep your system moving
Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
Cancer prevention
Alleviate constipation
Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
Reduce blood pressure
Relieve headaches & migraines
Reduce kidney stones
High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
High in polyphenols
Improve eyesight
Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften the skin
Prevent artheriosclerosis
Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact
Help clear up candida & yeast infections
Aid healthy cell regeneration
Reduce gray hair
Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating

List provided by Kombucha Kamp.

Pretty amazing isn’t it? And it tastes amazing too!