I really feel like I have a deep, loving relationship with kombucha. It all started with the first sip – GT’s Kombucha. I absolutely LOVED it. It was like a healthy soda! But at $4 a pop – it was more of a luxury for me – living on a full-time student’s budget. I had done some research about all the great benefits of kombucha – it’s made from a S.C.O.B.Y (symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria) that feeds on black tea and sugar. The process in which the SCOBY is made, is called fermentation – and the by product of this process is a drink filled with B vitamins, probiotics, and small amounts of alcohol.
Here’s a picture of what a SCOBY looks like – it forms on the top of each batch of black tea and sugar that you brew. It looks like a gooey alien glob thing. But these SCOBYs are so strong. They are so tough, serving as a protective layer between the tea mixture and bacteria, mold, spores and viruses in the air.
So after a bunch of research, I started to brew my own at home. I absolutely love it! It’s as if I have these alien pets that I keep in the cabinet and feed black tea and sugar every two weeks. And because of my pet keeping – I get to enjoy a 6 oz glass of it every morning, first thing. It is the rock to my roll.
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And let me say here, that kombucha has kept me extremely healthy. I have not come down with any form of a cold or flu since I began drinking it daily.
The reason why kombucha can boost the immunity is this:
In our enteric system, the small and large intestines – there are lots of bacteria. Some are bad, and some are good – the good ones help to keep the pH of the body balanced by keeping the bad bacteria in check. When we take antibiotics, we wipe out EVERY bacteria present in our guts. Without probiotics in our guts, other bacteria – such as Candida albicans can over grow. Candida can lead to a whole myriad of health problems. Lots of new studies point to the importance of gut health. That if our guts are not properly armed with probiotics, it cannot defend itself against a virus like the common cold or the flu.
To learn more about the importance of a healthy gut, follow the link below:
To learn more about the health benefits, read more about kombucha here:
Drinking a cup (or less) of kombucha a day is the new apple!