As many of you many know, I’m seriously in love with the new fad drink callled kombucha! But honestly, I don’t think this one is a fad. It may have started out that way but the health benefits that are attached to this amazing drink make it stick out above any other beverage.
Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture. Kombucha is brewed (or fermented) over a course of 7-31 days and can be flavoured by using fruit, juices and spices to help give your system a digestive boost. This tasty, sparkling drink has been popping up all over the country in the last year, claiming to have amazing probiotic benefits – but honestly it offers so much more than that!
I have many reasons to love this drink but I wanted to share with you my top 3 reasons why I drink kombucha regularly:
- One of the top reasons I love kombucha is for their claimed health benefits. Studies have shown that it can improve energy levels, metabolic disorders, allergies, cancer, digestive problems, and so much more! It can even be used externally for skin problems! I’ve experienced many digestive issues over the years and this tasty drink helps keep my gut on a healthy track.
- Kombucha is an all natural drink and can often be locally sourced. I try to drink Kombucha that is made in Nova Scotia because I know it’s fresh. Cove Kombucha works hard to keep their product safe, clean and is made in small batches for optimal taste.
- Speaking of taste, oh my goodness. The final product is naturally carbonated making this a fizzy, delicious drink. The flavour that comes from this magical drink is invigorating, although it may be an acquired taste. I often feel like I’m having a treat when I drink it. The bubbles wake me up instantly but that could be the natural source of b-vitamins, which can energize the body.
Now I know what you’re thinking, kombucha is a hibby-dippy drink that will come and go like the rest of those health fads. Honestly, I thought the same thing until I did my research and felt the benefit in my own gut. Kombucha is a must try and if you’re nervous – go for a safe flavour like citrus or berry! Once you’ve given it a try, let me know what you think. I’d love to hear about your experiences with Kombucha.
If you feel like making a batch yourself, check out this step-by-step tutorial!