Health tea (ชา สุขภาพ, which is the term in Thai) is making its name for quite some time now. Though Kombucha is not a new type of tea, it’s getting a lot of limelight in modern times. It is mildly fizzy and sour tea, which has become popular among health-conscious people. It is slowly taking health drinks in many people’s lives who believe it to be beneficial. So, if you too are a health-conscious person, you might have listened to the Kombucha name and get curious; in this article, we will discuss what Kombucha is and the benefits of drinking the Kombucha.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented drink. To make healthy tea, you need to add the yeast culture known as “SCOBY” to sweetened tea. The Yeast slowly starts to convert the sugar into ethanol and acetic acid. The acetic acid is what makes the Kombucha sour.
How can you, Kombucha?
Here are the ingredients you need to make the Kombucha at your home.
- Cold Filtered Water
- Black Or Green Tea (Bags Or Loose-Leaf)
To make the health tea, start by slowly boiling the sugar and tea, and then let the tea cool down. After the teas are cool down, add the SCOBY into the tea. The SCOBY starts to convert the sugar into acetic acid and ethanol. The fermentation process can take days. Also, the more time you leave the Kombucha to ferment, the fizzier the Kombucha becomes.
Benefits of Drinking the Kombucha
Just like the fermented product, Kombucha contains probiotic bacteria. The probiotic bacteria often term gut bacteria that help with digestion. People with a digestive problem can use Kombucha and improve their digestion.
Anti-oxidants help our body to fight free radicals, which can cause oxidative damage to our body. The free radicals are produced naturally due to bodily processes. Like green tea, Kombucha is a good source of anti-oxidants. To minimize the impact of free radicals, you can use Kombucha.
Good Source Of Vitamins And Minerals
The health tea contains Vitamin C and B Vitamin B1, B6, and B12. Vitamin C and B are the byproducts of the fermentation process.
Many people drink Kombucha to cut down weight. Along with improving the digestion process, the Kombucha can help you to cut down weight. However, the claim is anecdotal and does not back by any scientific research.