Kombucha Health Benefits
Kombucha health benefits are myriad. This herbal drink has been around for as long as 2000 years and the Chinese popularly refer to it as the “Immortal Health Elixir.” It is a kind of tea that has origins in Eastern Asia. Not very many people will be able to guess how this elixir is made. It is often confused as a mushroom though in reality it is made from sweetened tea that has been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha didn’t gain popularity in the West until recently but it is full of numerous health benefits.
Kombucha's greatest benefit is its ability to detoxify the body. It is rich in enzymes and bacterial acids that are needed for detoxifying the human body and hence helps to reduce the load on your pancreas. It also contains Glucaric acid and if consumed daily it helps prevent cancer. Kombucha helps boost immunity and improve overall health; it helps with digestion as it is a probiotic beverage and is very effective in preventing as well as treating all forms of arthritis. It is noted for reducing and in some cases even getting rid of symptoms related to depression, anxiety and fibromyalgia.
You can buy Kombucha from any commercial producer or over the web. It is also sold as a pre-prepared mixture in the chilled section of several health food stores. You can get it in a liquid or pill form. An important thing to remember about Kombucha tea is that there is a small chance that it may cause lead poisoning if the tea is brewed in painted utensils, ceramic vessels or lead based crystals. Never use these to brew this tea. The American Cancer Society have also stated that there have been a few allergic reactions reported since the popularity of Kombucha tea. Make sure you try this beverage in small doses before you start consuming it on a daily basis. If it suits you then you can start enjoying the health benefits of Kombucha immediately.
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