Kombucha: Magical Elixir or Overpriced Brew?


Kombucha is awesome. It sounds weird, Kom-bu-cha, but I love it. In fact, I’m drinking a GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha in Multi-Green as I write this. All the benefits of kombucha and green super foods. Yum! Kombucha may not be appealing to all but it does have some undeniable health benefits.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a raw, fermented tea that contains probiotics, enzymes, and detoxifiers. Kombucha is made with bacteria and yeast which sounds disgusting cultures that provide many of it’s health benefits.

Is Kombucha good for you?

Kombucha is chock full of probiotics, enzymes, and detoxifiers.  These enzymes will help to detoxify your liver. It is high in Glucoronic Acid which has in recent studies been linked to cancer prevention. Also, the probiotics in Kombucha will aid in digestive health and will fight off harmful yeasts. According to many holistic health doctors yeast overgrowth is a major reason for fatigue, depression, anxiety, and overall imbalances in the body. Kombucha’s ability to fight harmful yeast overgrowth will result in mental clarity.

Also, when I was drinking Kombucha almost daily I noticed that I had a decrease in my appetite. Turns out that other people have also noticed a decrease in their appetite. I’m not sure if it’s widespread but it was a noticeable difference for me.

It's so good

It’s so good

What does Kombucha taste like?

Kombucha is a carbonated tea that doesn’t taste like tea (if that makes sense). You will either love or hate Kombucha. My mom and sister describe Kombucha as tasting beer like (which may be due to the fermentation process) with a vinegar like after taste. However, my friends and I love the stuff. I would describe it as tasting beer like but with a sweeter after taste. I’ve tried a few brands and generally they taste the same. One brand, GT’s Kombucha, has a number of different flavors. My favorite GT’s flavors are Gingerade, Guava Goddess, and The Trilogy.

Suggested use for this drink advises one to drink at least one bottle of Kombucha a day but at $4 a pop for the stuff it is pricey for a broke college student. Instead I drink Kombucha when I’m craving soda (which doesn’t happen often these days) or when I have a few extra bucks I can spare. Trust me it’s better to pick up a bottle of Kombucha than a can of Arizona Iced Tea.  You can get Kombucha at Whole Foods Market or google some recipes to make some at home.

Grab a bottle and let me know what you think of it.

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend! Happy Memorial Day to LGG readers in the USA!


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