Every time I mention Kombucha to anyone unfamiliar with it, they get a half confused/half alarmed look on their face and ask as calmly as possible, “What is that?” Well, no need to be alarmed folks. Its tea. Probiotic tea.
Probiotics have been receiving a lot of press lately in regards to their role in maintaining a healthy immune system, a healthy digestive tract and combating some of the negative effects of antibiotics In fact, a quick search of all of the major news networks will turn up articles written within the past year or so, on the benefits of probiotics.
While most Americans looking to add probiotics into their system do so through the wide variety of supplements offered online and in their local pharmacy, this can also be accomplished through diet. In fact, up until the last 50-100 years this is how probiotics were introduced into the systems of every person on the planet.
Fermented probiotic-rich tea, or kombucha, is one great way to add probiotics to your body in a real food way.