What is Kombucha?

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Kombucha is a beverage that has been around the tea community for quite some time. Lets get the actual definition of Kombucha down first and then we will touch on the benefits that experts have stated.

Kombucha Definition – fermented tea, typically sweetened. The tea is traditionally made from the Camellia Sinensis plant (Plant that makes all “True Teas”), with sweetener usually added. Because sugar is typically added, during the fermentation process the sugar turns into ethanol, which brings the ethanol content of Kombucha between .5% – 2%.

Now, lets get to what advocates of Kombucha believe the benefits are.

Potential Source of Probiotic

During the fermentation process, bacteria and yeast form on the surface. Other acetic acids and compounds are produced, which are thought of to improve gut health. Probiotics are considered by experts, health for the gut

Provide The Same Benefits as Green Tea

Some Kombucha is made from one of the healthiest beverages available, which is Green Tea. Because Green Tea provides benefits such as lowering your cholesterol and controlling your blood sugar, some experts have stated that Kombucha from Green Tea can offer similar benefits as well.

Helps Prevent Serious Health Conditions

Proponents of Kombucha Tea have stated that Kombucha can help prevent health conditions such as cancer and diabetes. This has to do with the pure tea leaves that Kombucha Is made from.

Final Wrap Up

As a disclaimer, none of the claims above are backed by scientist nor is there enough evidence to prove these are true. This article was written to share information that many proponents of the drink have shared publicly.


Roots and Crops Team

*Always consult with your doctor before drinking any tea or using tea as an alternative product*

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