Kombucha - the tea of immortality
Kombucha is type of fermented , lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea commonly known for its functional properties and health benefits.
The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. It was known as "The Tea of Immortality". It has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan for several centuries.
In recent times, this beverage has become a rage amongst fitness and wellness coaches. Let's have a look at what makes kombucha a hit among health experts.
1. Improves gut health.
Kombucha is a fermented drink and therefore
rich in probiotics. Probiotics can be defined as a substance which stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties. Probiotic bacteria possess the ability to treat diarrhea and certain bowel syndromes as well. It helps in maintaining a healthy digestive tract.
2. Reduces risk of heart diseases.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. Studies say, regular consumption of kombucha can bring down cholesterol levels in a month.
Kombucha has proven to be a good measure to maintain heart health.
No wonder , it was known as the 'tea of immortality'.
3. 3. Detoxifies the liver.
Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals, reactive molecules that can damage your cells.
Kombucha is rich in antioxidants which helps your body sustain. It can help reduce the toxicity in the liver upto 70% .
4. Contains the goodness of green tea.
Almost every model , fitness expert have emphasized their love for green tea because of its antioxidant properties and health benefits. Kombucha can help reduces belly fat and manage cholesterol levels.
5. May help reduce the risk of cancer.
Certain studies claim that regular consumption of kombucha can reduce the risk of cancer due to its anti-cancer properties such as tea polyphenols.
However, more research is yet to be conducted.
6. 6. Benefits your skin.
Kombucha improves skintone, texture and clarity as it brightens the skin due to its antioxidant properties. Finally, kombucha as an active ingredient that also combats the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
7. Boosts the immune system.
Kombucha can stimulate healthy bacteria in your body, it can also help to strengthen your immune system. It
brings your immune system at its peak of health and makes your body resistant to other harmful bacteria and viruses.
8. Lowers bad cholesterol levels.
If you suffer from high cholesterol levels and looking to avoid prescribed medication, you may want to try kombucha.
This fermented beverage has proven to lower cholesterol levels upto 50% and it can also raise the good cholesterol levels.
Does reading the benefits make you want to try kombucha? If yes , scroll below to know the method to make your own kombucha at home.
Make your own Scobby!
You'll require -
• 7 cups of clean water
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 4 bags black tea
• 1 cup unpasteurized, unflavored store bought kombucha.
• A large pitcher that can hold about 1.8L
• Tightly woven cloth
• Rubber bands
1.Boil the water in a clean pot. Add the sugar into it and let it dissolve.
2. Add the tea and allow to steep while the water cools down to room temperature.
3. Pour the sweetness tea into your jars, pour store bought kombucha in it.
4. Cover with a few layers of tightly woven cloth and secure with a rubber band.
5. Leave it to set in dark at room temperature for about 1-4 weeks until a 1/4 inch scoby is formed.
6. Keep the scoby in its original tea until you're ready to brew the first batch.
You can consume kombucha on a daily basis.