Is Kombucha Good for You?

Is Kombucha Good for You?

Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits.  Basically, you are drinking bacteria and yeast also known as scoby, tea fungus.  The most common health benefit of kombucha would be probiotics.  Probiotics in kombucha are live microorganisms that are supposed to improve gastrointestinal issues such as relieving constipation by introducing healthy bacteria to your gut.

My fiancé has acquired acid reflux where he cannot consume many acidic foods or alcohol.  So when I mentioned to him to try some kombucha, he mentioned that the caffeine in the probiotic tea is not advised.  However, there are other types of fermented drinks that he could try that can also provide the same soothing benefits of adding a capful of vinegar to water.

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