Summer heat so you want to quench your thirst with harmful soda, but the diet does not allow it? Don’t be discouraged, there is a healthy alternative – this is a well-known kombucha from childhood. Rather, now it is called kombucha and you can find it not only at your grandmother’s in a jar under gauze, but also in trendy restaurants and health food stores. Kombucha has already become one of the main trends in healthy eating, among the fans of this drink is Gwyneth Paltrow, the founder of Goop, and singer Justin Bieber. Why did this drink bribe everyone from healthy people to nutritionists?
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from sugar tea and a special culture known as brachi. Scobie is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that feeds on sugar and converts it into ethanol and acetic acid. Therefore, the drink turns out to be sweetish-sour.
Source of probiotics
Since kombucha is a fermented food, it contains live microorganisms – probiotic bacteria. They help balance the gut microbiome and improve digestion.
High in antioxidants
We all know about the benefits of antioxidants, they protect our body from oxidative damage and help prevent premature aging. Choose green tea kombucha, which is high in polyphenols.
Contains vitamins and minerals
When sugar is broken down, yeast produces vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and participates in the synthesis of collagen, and B vitamins – B1, B6 and B12, which normalize the nervous system and fight infections.