What is a bucha babe?
The History of Kombucha, a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years is a bit of a mystery. Rumored to have originated in Ancient China, it has grown in popularity in Russia in the 20th Century and now is booming in Large US Cities. This Nature’s cocktail is rich in probiotics and Antioxidants that kill harmful bacteria and help fight diseases.
This living being which looks like a moist mushroom cap is called a SCOBY or symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, and can be used to ferment new fresh batches of kombucha tea.
I discovered this thirst quenching miracle once I moved from RI to San Diego to fulfill my life’s dream of living in a warmer and more active climate. My Naturopath friend, Dr. Sandra Lee Roy ND, highly recommended this bubbly probiotic drink that is fizzier than most sodas. The health drink is made from a SCOBY-which I typically order from online, your favorite black tea, white sugar and small amount of white distilled vinegar.
I found GT’S Kombucha Tea at the local grocery store and chose from the selection of pink, purple, and orange colored drinks. The moment I tried this beverage I was hooked. I felt amazing, refreshed, rejuvenated, energized, and mentally clear. From then I was on a mission to spread the word about this revolutionary all natural health phenomenon.
Through my research and consumption of Kombucha tea, I discovered quite a bit about the miracles that come from this mushroom like being named Scoby.
Dr. Sandra ROY pointed out the following health benefits: It gives your body what it needs to heal itself by 1) aiding your liver in removing harmful substances, 2)promoting balance in your digestive system, promoting healthy gut and the good bacteria Probiotics provide your gut with healthy bacteria. Kombucha tea has over 2 billion organisms of the good bacteria. These bacteria can improve many aspects of health, including digestion, inflammation and even weight loss. This has a myriad of benefits such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, mental clarity, and mood stability. As such, it’s noted for reducing or eliminating the symptoms of fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.
For this reason, adding probiotics foods like kombucha to your diet can improve your health in many ways.
- Benefits of green tea Bioactive compounds polyphenols- powerful antioxidants which are substances that fight free radicals, reactive molecules that can damage your cells (12, 13).Antioxidants from foods and beverages are much better for your health than antioxidant supplements (14).
Kills harmful bacteria- one study of Chickens shows kombucha having antimicrobial effects as antibiotics. ( Don’t do this at home)
May reduce heart disease risk–Rat studies find that kombucha can greatly improve two markers of these diseases, LDL and HDL cholesterol, in as little as 30 days (23, 24).
Help manage type 11 diabetes
Helps fight cancer
Kombucha is a miracle beverage that tastes yummy and promotes health and wellness.
This is exactly why I created buchababes.com, I want to teach what I have learned and help spread wellness, one household at a time.
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