Kombucha is a delicious fermented drink that is made from tea, sugar and a culture known as a S.C.O.B.Y. (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast)
You can make kombucha at home or buy it at your local grocery store in the refrigerator section.
Eight reasons to drink and make REAL SCOBY cultured Kombucha
1.) It is very difficult to find properly brewed Kombucha from a tradional SCOBY with all the health benefits at most grocery store. If you’re buying a big name well distributed kombucha. Kombucha is very simple to make, ingredients include tea, sugar, water and a mother culture (SCOBY).
2.) Kombucha contains flavonoids such as quercetin, theaflavin and catechins which help reduce inflammation, promote heart health and fight cancer (Kombucha, Diana Allen, MS, CNS).
3.) Kombucha contains probiotic microorganisms and enzymes that boost digestive and immune system health. Bucha is a living food with powerful probiotic strains such as S. Cerevisiae, S. boulardii and Lactobacillus (Kombucha, Diana Allen, MS, CNS)
4.) Kombucha contains, “glucuronic acid (aids in detoxification), chondroitin sulphate (a component of cartilage), and B-vitamins” Food Feature, Dori Oliver
5.) Kombucha is a liver detoxifier! In order to live, our bodes must continuously eliminate toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals in food, tobacco smoke, synthetic fragrances, exhaust fumes, cleaning products, etc, etc “For the liver to eliminate theses toxins certain nutrient cofactors need to be met. Kombucha is packed with detox cofactors that detox and eliminate toxic substances from the body”(Kombucha, Diana Allen, MS, CNS).
6.) Kombucha contains “glucuronic acid, a powerful chelator of heavy metals and other toxins”. Gluconic acid binds to zinc and iron, enabling their absorption. (Kombucha, Diana Allen, MS, CNS).
7.) Kombucha fights candida and all bad yeast over growth in the body with beneficial yeasts! Kombucha helps your body have more “good guys” than “bad guys”. Beneficial yeasts include Zygosaccharomyces kombuchaenis (discovered from USDA), Brettanomyces, Zygosaccharomyces and Saccharomyces cerevisiae and two friendly strains of Candida (C. Lambia and C. valid) yeasts (Kombucha, Diana Allen, MS, CNS)!
8.) Bottled Kombucha at the store, costs over $4.00 a bottle! That’s $48 a box of 12 bottles! At home, you can make the same brew for as little as $1 for that whole box of 12 bottles! That’s a big savings.
Click HERE for directions on how to make Kombucha! Or visit this link, http://thepromiselandfarm.com/how-to-make-fizzy-kombucha-at-home-2/
Kombucha mother culture, SCOBY fermented in a crock
My back up butcha mother that I keep in the refrigerator for emergency’s 🙂
“Kombucha” by Diana Allen MS, CNS. Woodland Publishing.
“Flavored Kombucha, A Home Brewer’s Guide” WAPF Journal Food Feature, by Dori Oliver
“Kombucha tea producer reworks formula to reduce alcohol content” by Tavaner K. Bushman. Oct 20, 2010. Medill Reports, Chicago