Everything You Should Know About Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea is known as ‘Elixir of Life’. This tea is packed with vitamins, anti-bacterial properties and high amounts of beneficial bacteria and acids that may help to cleanse and detox your liver and other digestive organs.

Kombucha tea is delicious in any weather. To find more about this ‘Elixir of Life’ just continue to read.

Nutritional value

Kombucha contains a range of yeast and bacterial species with polyphenols, organic acids and amino acids. After the required fermentation process, kombucha tea develops into a nutritional powerhouse with the richness of various minerals, a range of vitamins such as vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, B9 (folic acid), B12, C, numerous beneficial live enzymes, and many beneficial chemical constituents such as glucuronic acid, usnic acid, fructose, gluconic acid, oxalic acid, acetic acid, and lactic Acid.

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How to prepare it

You can buy it in the store or make it yourself at home, but be very careful to prepare it properly. Contaminated or over-fermented kombucha tea may cause (and has caused) serious health issues. Homemade kombucha may also contain up to 3 % alcohol. The safer option is to purchase kombucha at a store. Commercial teas are good and considered alcohol-free, as they must contain less than 0.5% alcohol, and no sugar or any other unhealthy additive.

Health benefits

One of the most important health benefits of Kombucha tea is that it can detox your body. It contains many of the enzymes and bacterial acids that are needed for detoxifying your system and it can prevent your liver from becoming overburdened and reduce pancreatic load. Regular drinking of Kombucha tea can help you maintain a healthy liver.

Kombucha tea’s detoxifying benefits and its high content of glucaric acid can help in the prevention and treatment of cancer. One of the more effective ways to fight cancer is to detox your body. Some individuals have managed to overcome cancer by taking detoxifying measures such as eating organic and natural foods, avoiding products that contain chemicals from their homes and drinking Kombucha tea daily.

This tea has high amounts in glucosamines, which are needed by your body for maintaining healthy joints. Glucosamines are needed for the production of hyaluronic acid, an acid that can help to reduce arthritic pain. Kombucha tea is a drink that is very high in antioxidants. These antioxidants can suppress the activities of free radicals that can cause major damage to your body and strengthen your immune system.

Side effects

When you look at medical sites, you’ll find warnings about consuming Kombucha tea. It is generally rated as “possibly unsafe” for pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. The safety of kombucha tea depends on how and where it’s prepared. Homemade kombucha and unpasteurized kombucha that is prepared in nonsterile conditions can increase the risk for bad bacteria to seep into the tea. There have also been reports of side effects from drinking the Kombucha tea, from an upset stomach to metabolic acidosis — the excessive acid buildup in the body.