The fizzy fermented tea beverage known as Kombucha has been delighting fans for a number of years now. As its popularity has grown, it has become easier to find in mainstream supermarkets and health food stores, and it now comes in all sorts of forms and flavours ranging from traditional tea to fizzy fruit combinations.
If you’ve never given it a try, there’s no time like the present! And if you’re already a fan, read on because we’re giving you the low-down on this bubbly brew with these 10 interesting facts you should know about kombucha. Don’t be surprised if there’s even a few you’ve never heard of before!
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1. Boots Your Immune System
Those who love to look for natural health remedies will love the fact that kombucha is actually a natural antibiotic. This is because of the process of fermentation and its by-products. One of which is acetic acid, which creates a kind of sterile environment which inhibits the growth of unhealthy bacteria.
The probiotics also fight the bad bacteria so whereas pharmaceutical antibiotics kill off all the bacteria in our systems, kombucha leaves the good and kills the bad. No bad bacteria means no infections which equals a healthy, happy immune system!