KOMBUCHA 101

Kombucha is a delicious LIVING fermented tea.  It's packed full of good-for-you yeasts and bacteria.  It was once referred to buy ancient Chinese warriors as the "tea of immortality,"   It's naturally effervescent, with a tangy, slightly sweet flavor.  Its original origin is debated but Kombucha has been around for centuries. 

Kombucha contains probiotics, B & C vitamins, amino acids, and live enzymes.  Kombucha is said to boost your immune system, aid in digestion, detoxify your body, boost energy levels and oxygenate your blood.

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  • KOMBUCHA! by Eric and Jessica Childs

  • The Art Of Fermentation by Sandor  Katz

  • Kombucha: Healthy Beverage and Natural Remedy from the Far East, Its Correct Preparation and Use by Gunther W. Frank

  • Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon  


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are the "good" bacteria found in your body.  Probiotics are live microorganisms which provide health benefits when present in adequate amounts.   The literal meaning of the term probiotic is “for life”. Probiotics are believed to improve your health by maintaining a strong immune system and improving digestion and intestinal function.  Unlike antibiotics, which kill ALL of the bacteria in your body, even the good stuff, probiotics re-establish the natural ecology of the intestinal flora. Probiotics are said to boost immunity, enhance mood, fight allergies, detoxify the body and rid the body of disease.  Probiotics are naturally part of the digestive flora that line our intestines but factors such as diet, stress, and certain medications can deplete these naturally occurring organisms.

How much should I drink?

As with anything, listen to your body.  Be aware of how your body feels before and afterwards and adjust accordingly.  Everyone's body is different, kombucha can have a unique affect on each individual.   Due to the detoxification properties of Kombucha a good rule of thumb is to drink as much water as you do kombucha.  There is no recommended intake for kombucha. Some people drink 4oz at a time while others enjoy 16oz in a sitting. 

How much caffeine does it have?

The caffeine levels differ depending on the style of tea you use in your buch. Most of the caffeine is metabolized in the fermentation process.  The end result is a fraction of what you started with.

What is the alcohol content?

Due to the fermentation Kombucha does contain trace amounts of alcohol.

 

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