Kombucha is probably one of this year's healthiest drink trends. The fermented elixir is a probiotic drink based on sweetened black or green tea and is believed to be a cure-all for the body. It promises to promote a healthy gut and immune system, it gives you more energy, clearer skin, a boosted mood, improved liver function, and it’s also an anti-inflammatory.
Though you may have only discovered it a few years ago, kombucha can be traced back to 200 B.C., with its roots set in China. Recipes then spread to Japan, Russia, Europe and lastly to the U.S. The kombucha craze is now in full force, and it seems unlikely to be gone any time soon.
But what does a fermented drink, made from a combination of yeasts and bacteria, taste like? Well, kombucha is not for everyone, you love it or you hate it: it has a fizzy, tart, slightly sweet & slightly vinegary taste. The good news is that you can decide how to flavour it when you brew kombucha yourself. It’s a more affordable, easy and customizable alternative to buying the expensive bottled version at your local grocery store. A 400ml bottle of Kombucha at Trader Joe's for example, might come in around $3.50 so if you get addicted, it'll certainly add up!
Before we move on, let's take into account that every single batch of kombucha, both homemade and commercial, vary in terms of health properties, since they depend on a specific mix of microbes of live cultures in each blend.
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Since our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C themselves, it’s important to eat a balanced diet that is rich in Vitamin C. Having said so, studies show that only 10% to 20% of adults get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily, which are some of the richest dietary sources of this vitamin.
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Now that you know all the pros, let’s see how to make this insanely healthy drink!