What the Heck is Kombucha?
Have you heard people talking about Kombucha and wondered what the heck it was?
Kombucha is a type of probiotic drink, more closely resembling a tea. While you can add a lot of flavorings to make it taste different, it essentially consists of a starter with bacteria, yeast, tea, and sugar. You can make it completely at home from scratch, or you can start with the kombucha tea starters, then flavor it on your own. You don’t have to be concerned about the sugar or caffeine, since most of it is going to be used up during the fermentation process. #WIN
Yes, I said a probiotic drink you can make at home!
Kombucha is actually really easy to make at home!
Now, let’s me honest I’m sure you have seen bottles of Kombucha in health food stores and some supermarkets, but it does tend to be a little pricey. If your into saving money and also being healthy, you can make this drink at home in larger quantities.
How do you make it?
While it may seem complicated, kombucha is actually not that difficult to make on your own. As mentioned previously, you need to start with the ‘starter’ — sometimes called an active starter culture. This is what uses yeast and bacteria; and is necessary for proper fermentation. It is combined with black or green tea and sits for about 10 days. You then will remove the culture that forms on top, and can then save that for future kombucha blends. The rest of the liquid is flavored and used for consumption. How easy is that?
Flavor Your Kombucha
Keep in mind that kombucha without anything added to it can be a bit of a pungent flavor. Many people prefer adding something to it to flavor it. This can be anything you would add to your tea or a strong beverage, from fruit juice, think lemons or oranges. Many people add actual pieces of fruit to the batch and mixed in, giving it a sweeter, mellow flavor. Also you can add honey, cinnamon sticks, herbs, seasonings, and other flavors of tea for a unique and tasty blend.
The Health Benefits of Kombucha
People drink kombucha tea is because of how healthy it is for you. Probiotics are an excellent way to get the nutrients you need to help form a healthy gut, help with digestive problems and irritable bowel syndrome. People also believe it fights off colds and flu, and even can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you suffer from food allergies, having more natural probiotics can help with that as well.
While there are supplement probiotics, many people prefer drinking something as natural as possible, which is where kombucha comes in. To learn more about Kombucha I have a new report that includes how to make your own healthy, Kombucha at home HERE.
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