I am sure some of you are asking Kombucha Tea, what’s that???
Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the Kombucha culture or SCOBY. The end result after the fermentation which takes a week or 7 days is a drink (tea) which taste like a mixture of apple cider and champagne…delicious.
You can buy Kombucha Tea from any health food store and some grocery stores or you can make it yourself which I started doing about a month ago. I must admit my first batch did not taste good. I was concerned that I make have killed my Scoby which was given to me by a friend. She has been making her own Kombucha for almost a year now. Lucky for me, my Scoby did not die, and it also made another Scoby which is what it does during the fermenting process. I was so happy that I did not have to tell my friend that I killed my Scoby. I learnt from from my beginner’s mistakes and my second batch was absolutely delicious. My two Scobies became four and I was able to give one away. What Joy!
Why should you be drinking Kombucha and eating fermented foods regularly. Well here are some points:
- Fermented foods restore the proper balance of bacteria in the Gut. We will talk about the Gut in another blog.
- Eating fermented foods can increase the vitamin content and help to better absorb the nutrients you are consuming
- Improved digestion.
There has been a lot of evidence from others who have been drinking Kombucha Tea over many years. Many of the reported benefits included improved energy, metabolic disorders, allergies, digestive problems, candidiasis, hypertension, chronic fatigue and arthristis. Kombucha Tea has also been used externally for some skin and hair issues.
The most significant constituent of Kombucha Tea is Glucuronic Acid. This acid is the body’s most important detoxifier. As a detoxfying agent, it is one of the few agents that can cope with pollution from products of the Petroleum Industry including all plastics, herbicides, pesticides and resins. Other important acids found in Kombucha Tea are Lactic, Acetic, Usnic, Oxalic, Malic, Gluconic, and Butyric.
So here you have it!
You can go online to order your own Scoby. They come with directions. Find a friend who’s already making their own Kombucha Tea and ask for a Scoby and start making your own Kombucha Tea today. Whatever, your decision, I would recommend adding Kombucha Tea and other fermented foods to your diet today.
“Good Health First”