The Health Benefits Of Kombucha
Kombucha is the drink of choice for many who are looking for a fun way to kickstart your day. So what’s the science behind kombucha, and what are the benefits of the fermented drink? Read on for all the answers.
What is kombucha?
Kombucha is made up of tea that is fermented with yeast, water, sugar and bacteria, and when left in a warm place it ferments to form a sweet, fizzy drink. Natural flavourings can then be added before it’s bottled, becoming the sweet, refreshing beverage we love. For more information on Kombucha and our favourite flavours of the stuff, check out our post here.
What are the benefits of drinking kombucha?
A surprising fact for you: there is actually no existing evidence of kombucha having probiotic benefits. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any, just that further research is needed. Due to kombucha being fermented, it is generally assumed that it does have some probiotic qualities since it contains live organisms that help balance the gut biome and improve gut health, as well as aid digestion.
Kombucha also contains antioxidants, which protect the cells from damage from free radicals (which are linked to many illnesses), and anecdotally people claim that it can help with skin. Kombucha also contains some vitamins and minerals including B vitamins and vitamin C.
Ultimately, although there actually isn’t much scientific evidence out there that positions kombucha as having lots of benefits, anecdotally many people love how they feel after drinking it — not to mention people love the taste too.
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By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.