What's up with all this Kombucha talk???

February 05, 2013

What is Kombucha? According to Wikipedia... Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food. Sometimes referred to as a "mushroom" or "mother", the kombucha culture is actually a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Our raw foods teacher and fitness instructor Laura had some benefits to share on why Kombucha is soooooo good for you...
  1. Improves your Digestion! It is a probiotic which contributes to healthy digestive flora in your gut that can help break down foods and absorb the good stuff, while evacuating the bad stuff easier. Kombucha also is a alkaline forming food when ingested.
  2. Helps You Lose Weight! Going one step further with the digestive benefits of Kombucha, the better we can digest our food (both absorb and evacuate), the better chance we have at losing excess weight.
  3. Reduces Your Stress Levels. Kombucha is usually made with tea, which contains the component theanine. Theanine promotes alpha wave (the in the zone waves) production in the brain as well as, increases serotonin levels.
  4. Gives You More Energy/Post Workout Replenisher! Natural supply of Vitamin B6 & other B Vitamins. It cleanses and detoxes the liver! Rather than GIVING you energy it is "restoring" your body to its natural energetic state! Finally, the small amount of sugar that is found in kombucha is already broken down during the fermentation process, so when consumed after exercise or high stress levels, it will act like a Gatorade on steroids!
Great info! Find at your local grocery or health food stores or join us for a Kombucha making workshop!

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