Health Tip of the Day ~ Should You be Drinking Kombucha?

Kombucha has Promising Health Benefits

Kombucha is a fermented tea that’s fizzy, tart, and flavorful. It’s made from either green or black tea and offers these drinks’ potent health-promoting properties.Animal studies suggest that drinking kombucha may help protect the liver from damage caused by exposure to harmful chemicals. Plus, test-tube studies have found that kombucha may help induce cancer cell death and prevent the spread of cancer cells. Some animal studies have even found that kombucha may help decrease blood sugar, triglyceride, and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Kombucha’s antioxidant content is thought to be responsible for many of its possible positive effects.

Although these results are promising, further human research is needed. Thanks to its rising popularity, kombucha can be found at most major grocery stores. But be sure to read the nutrition label and ingredients so you know what’s in the bottle. Many kombucha drinks are high in added sugar, and others may contain sugar substitutes such as sugar alcohols, which some people may prefer to avoid. You can make kombucha at home, but it should be prepared carefully to prevent contamination or over fermentation.


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