Kombucha – Potential Health Benefits

Kombucha – Potential Health Benefits

I know what you are thinking…

What on Earth is Kombucha? Well, its a sweet fermented fizzy drink made of yeast and sugars.

What is Kombucha?

Sweetened green tea or black tea fermented with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast called SCOBY ( acronym stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) which produces releases probiotic bacteria.

Kombucha becomes carbonated after fermentation, which is why it is fizzy.

Kombucha has the same health benefits as tea which is rich in a group of antioxidants called polyphenols, but it’s also rich in probiotics.

Kombucha Health Benefits

Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals – vitamin C and B vitamins B1, B6 and B12.

Gut Health Benefits Kombucha

Kombucha is rich in probiotics due to the fermentation process which is similar to healthful bacteria that are found in the gut suggesting it may support the digestive system. It may also strengthen the immune system.

Sequence-based analysis of the bacterial and fungal compositions of multiple kombucha (tea fungus) samples.

Antiproliferative and antimicrobial activity of traditional Kombucha and Satureja montana L. Kombucha.

Kombucha Reducing Cancer

kombucha could help reduce the risk of cancer and decreased the survival of cancer cells.

Research:

Downregulation of signalling molecules involved in angiogenesis of prostate cancer cell line (PC-3) by kombucha (lyophilized)

Kombucha Prevent Infections

Kombucha is fermented so produces a type of acid called acetic acid which is found in vinegar.

It was able to kill microbes and help fight a range of bacteria.

Research:

Kombucha fermentation and its antimicrobial activity.

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