You might have heard someone talking about a magical tea which came from Asia and which is made from the bacteria and yeast that grow on top of the beverage. The fermented tea drink Kombucha was known for centuries, but nowadays it became one of the biggest food trends of 2017 due to its health benefits and new interesting flavor. Do you know what are advantages of Kombucha drink? Let‘s look closer at this „elixir of life“ and find out more about it.
Firstly you need to know that Kombucha drink is made from bacteria, yeast, tea, clean water and sugar. Bacteria and yeast is not the same thing as a mushroom. All process of fermenting Kombuhca tea may remind you a bit a slowly growing mushroom, but it is not. Kombucha tea is made by adding yeast and bacteria to black or green tea which is already mixed with a natural clean water and sugar. When you prepare all these ingredients , the process of fermentation begins. The most important step is to take out the bacteria and stop the fermentation at exact moment so you could get your Kombucha drink and not the vinegar.
Actually, Kombucha tea drink reminds a bit the smell of a vinegar. It is very unusual and we have to admit – not that pleasant at a very first time. But after few sips you just get use to this taste and can freely drink the „elixir of life“. Did you know that Kombucha drink is a natural antioxidant that aids digestion and sleep, helps you to lose some weight, prevents cancer, improves your immune system is rich in probiotics etc.? It has so many health benefits, that people even started to call it the „elixir of life“ and that‘s why it became so popular nowadays when everyone starts to follow a healthier lifestyle.
It might seem that this is just another food trend that will disappear as quickly as it came to our modern world, but this healthy drink was already known more than two thousand years ago! It means that Kombucha drink benefits was discovered in the last centuries, that‘s why it is very important to take an advantages of it.