What is it?
Kombucha originated in East Asia, where it is used to treat a variety of health conditions. Kombucha is a live cultured, sparkling drink made through a fermentation process involving bacteria, yeast, tea and raw sugar. A kombucha culture made of yeast and bacteria, which looks like a pancake, eats up most of the sugar during fermentation.
What’s the benefit?
Fermented foods like kombucha, contain probiotics. These good bacteria aid in digestion, help you to absorb nutrients and promote a healthy immune system. Drinking kombucha may help with maintaining a healthy cholesterol reading. In addition, kombucha may also increased HDL cholesterol levels. HDL also known as the good one helps to remove extra LDL cholesterol from your blood.
Kombucha also contains antioxidants from the tea and some that form during the fermentation process. Kombucha may help improve digestive health by balancing out bad bacteria with good bacteria thanks to the live cultures, acids and digestive enzymes that are present in kombucha.
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