Originally from Mongolia, Kombucha is a fermented drink made out of mushrooms. It is also a kind of yeast rich in bacteria and organic nutrients. Fermented drink Kombucha promotes gut health by replenishing the intestinal flora naturally and improves digestive functions.
It is made from mushrooms that feed on sugar and tea(both green and black). It almost tastes like alcohol, barley, and apple cider and has a gaseous taste. It is very low in calories 20 calories for 200ml drink.
Kombucha and gut health
Kombucha is rich in probiotics and stimulates intestinal flora by acting as a barrier against bad bacteria and helps in detoxifying the body by eliminating toxins. These probiotics can be found in other fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, Kefir, etc
Kefir also has beneficial effects on health. Kefir made from fruits has laxative effects if left for 24hrs before drinking. But after 48hrs it becomes anti-diarrheal. Kefir made from milk is rich in vitamin B and folic acid and it is well tolerated by people who suffer from lactose intolerance.
Fermented drink kombucha boosts the immune system and helps the body to fight against diseases. It helps in detoxification, acts as a blood purifier and also as an antibiotic.
Kefir also acts as an antibiotic and fights against skin infections like acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc. It also strengthens the immune system, fights allergies and combats insomnia.
Kombucha and kefir are thus miracle drinks that can be consumed in the form of tea. Care to be taken as the dosage should not exceed 3 glasses per day as these drinks are rich in sugar content.
Kombucha and Kefir were consumed by our ancestors from centuries as beverages as they were known to fight childhood diseases. They were mainly used to strengthen the digestive system.
If you are a debutant please go slow until you get yourself acquainted with the detoxification process. Take this preparation 2 to 3 times a day paying attention not to drink more than half glass at a time for a period of three days followed by one glass for six days. Replace with two glasses until everything goes well.