Honest confession from me in this post!
I kind of addicted to Kombucha since 3 months ago. I find myself gulping a bottle a day of Kombucha. Trying my best to control my addiction due to the high cost or I need to attend one of the alcoholic rehabs. huhuhuh
I know Kombucha benefit to gut health, due to rich in probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes. So? I was wondering if there are any other benefits out of this delicious drink? When is the best time to drink Kombucha?
|My All-time favourite Kombucha|
What is Kombucha?
Let us start with what is Kombucha for those who find this is a new drink discovery. Kombucha is a fermented tea. Just like Kimchi! It is a combination of tea, yeast (SCOBY) , raw sugar and it went through bacterial fermentation.
How does Kombucha taste like?
Natural bubbly, deliciously sweet and tart taste.
What is the health Benefit of Kombucha?
* Improve digestions
* Weight Loss
* Cancer prevention
* Increased Energy
* Immune system booster
When is the best time to drink Kombucha for good health benefit?
Morning Booster - It's a great help to boost energy if drink Kombucha in the morning since it contains caffeine.
Before Meal - If you drink Kombucha before meals, it can help with the maintenance of weight and even weight loss. Why? This drink is a bit sour and acidic which usually helps to curb appetite. Well, don't over drink it with a meal since this drink will kind of disturb your meal nutrients absorption.
At Night before sleep - Since its contain caffeine then it is not advisable to drink Kombucha at night. It will disturb your sleep.
My recommendation to drink Kombucha during midday to help with digestion and to boost energy.
What you need to know before you drink Kombucha?
* Kombucha contains less 0.5 per cent alcohol since its a fermented drink. Similar to yoghurt, tempeh, kimchi.
* Drink it after meal if you have gastric issues since this drink is acidic.
* You can drink Kombucha daily but not recommend to drink more than 500ml a day.
* The brown strands in Kombucha is yeast strands that formed inside the bottle due to fermentation process. Don't worry! It doesn't mean the drink has gone bad. You can drink up!
* Exessive drinking Kombucha may lead to enamel thinning due acidic of this drink.
You can make your own Kombucha at home by purchasing SCOBY. But for me, I prefer to purchase it outside for my convenient. During my recent last day at work, I ordered 2 Kampung Jar set to stock up my fridge. Means, I have 10 of those in my fridge. hehehe... I find Kampung Jar Kombucha is the most affordable Kombucha in the market. But the taste-wise, I would prefer Wonderbrew Original flavour.
How to store Kombucha?
You can keep in the fridge for 8 weeks for best taste. In actual fact, Kombucha has no expiry date. Since it will continue fermenting and will become more and more vinegary.