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Kombucha: What The Rest Of The World Has Known For Years

By eHealthIQ
Reviewed: December 08, 2014

If you are interested in weight loss and spend any amount of time on the internet, then you have undoubtedly heard of Kombucha. In addition to aiding with weight loss, Kombucha appears to offer many other health benefits. Among these benefits are resistance to cancer, improved digestive health, stronger joints, and a boost to the immune system. So what exactly is Kombucha? Simply put, Kombucha is a fermented tea drink. Less simply put, Kombucha is the product of tea, sweetener, and a “scoby.” No, we didn’t leave out an “o” and scoby has nothing to do with a large mystery-solving dog. Scoby, is, in fact, an acronym for: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. Kombucha has a long history and has been called the “immortal health elixir” by the Chinese.

Whether it’s to lose weight or enjoy one of the other health benefits, Kombucha can be obtained from a number of sources. If you happen to be the do-it-yourself type, you can even brew Kombucha in the comfort of your own home. If you want to brew from scratch and start your own scoby, then try the recipes and instructions available at thekitchn.com. If you’re not quite that adventurous and want to do some of the work, then try one of the kits available from our friends at Kombuchabrooklyn.com. If you’re into the idea of brewing it yourself, why not pay synergy drinks a visit and use their store locator to find out where their drinks are sold near you.

Even if you started out researching Kombucha to lose weight, you’ll find out about its other benefits. What’s in Kombucha that makes it so useful for good health? According to this article, here are some of the reasons for the beneficial nature of Kombucha. Glucaric acid: this component of Kombucha helps to detoxify and as a result, reduce the risk of, or even fight off cancer. Glucosamine: Kombucha is rich in glucosamines, which have been found to both improve joint lubrication and reduce the pain of joint inflammation. Probiotics: Full of “good” bacteria, Kombucha helps maintain healthy digestion and keep down the levels of “bad” bacteria.
There’s no arguing about whether or not Kombucha has health benefits. The only argument is whether to buy some already brewed or try making some yourself. Either way, enjoy your discovery of a unique beverage that the rest of the world has been enjoying for thousands of years.

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