Kombucha has become somewhat of a buzz term in the last couple of years, but what has caused the hype around this fizzy beverage? In short, Kombucha is a fermented tea. It’s been around for thousands of years but recently picked up popularity again for its alleged health benefits. Because of its fermented nature and the fact that it contains lactic-acid bacteria, Kombucha is thought to be able to provide probiotics to the gut which improves gut/digestive health and in turn, can improve someone’s overall health. The base of Kombucha is also often made of green tea, which comes with its own laundry list of
health benefits, the biggest of which being the polyphenols (a powerful antioxidant) that it contains. Kombucha can be a healthy addition to any diet but it’s always important to talk to your doctor before making changes to your diet.
By: Cassie Zehenny