What’s the best time to start shaping a new you? It doesn’t have to be about weight loss. Whether you want to eat better, let go of an addicting habit and live cleaner, or reshape your outlook on life; you don’t have to wait until the New Year to make changes. You can start today.
KOMBUCHA TEA: (part 2 of 2, bottling and storing). Kombucha tea is a fermented, effervescent, probiotic drink. I learned much of what I know about making kombucha from KombuchaKamp.com.
KOMBUCHA TEA: Getting started (part 1 of 2, basics of brewing). Nadia Giordana demonstrates how you can brew at home, your own fermented kombucha tea. She uses kombucha tea for its reported health benefits. If you are unfamiliar with the beverage, CLICK HERE for more information.
You asked: What is in kombucha that gives it such great health benefits?
LACTIC ACID: Found in Kombucha in its most potent form L-lactic(+). Lactic acid is essential for the digestive system.
ACETIC ACID: Its main function is to inhibit harmful bacteria. Acetic acid is used as a preservative because of this action. It is also what gives Kombucha that ‘kick’ to its smell and taste.
MALIC ACID: Is also used in the body’s detoxification process.
OXALIC ACID: Encourages the cellular production of energy and is a natural preservative.
GLUCONIC ACID: Is effective against many yeast infections such as candidiasis and thrush.
BUTYRIC ACID: Is produced by the yeasts and when working with gluconic acid. Might help combat yeast infections such as candida.
NUCLEIC ACID: Work with the body aiding healthy cell regeneration.
AMINO ACID: A group of acids which are the building blocks of protein. Your muscular system is made of proteins.
ENZYMES: Are proteins that act as catalysts, speeding the rate at which biochemical reactions proceed.
Kombucha also contains Vitamin Groups B and C, Beneficial Yeasts and LIVING Bacteria. There are many that say kombucha is effective in preventing cancer in the body. The preceding information courtesy of getkombucha.com.
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