All Things Kombucha!
I am loving the benefits of kombucha at the moment! Kombucha is a fermented drink of sweetened black or green tea and has countless benefits but it is renowned for promoting good gut health. Check out some of the main benefits to drinking Kombucha…
1.Helps your digestive system
Kombucha is full of probiotics which help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. Drinking Kombucha regularly can aid with successful digestion and overcome other issues such as constipation, acid reflux and other digestive problems.
2. Gives you a natural energy boost
If you’re trying to cut out the large quantities of caffeine, Kombucha is perfect for a little pick me up due to its black or green tea elements.
3. Keeps your appetite satisfied between meals.
The acid in Kombucha has been proven to delay stomach emptying – keeping you fuller for longer.
4. Helps your hair, skin and nails.
Glucosamine is a by-product of Kombucha. Glucosamine is associated with the product of collagen (an important component of healthy skin, nails and hair). Research has also proven that Kombucha can help slow down the ageing process due to healthy cell regeneration and consequently glowing skin!
One of the best things about Kombucha is that it’s simple and easy to make at home!
To brew your own Kombucha you will need….
- A Kombucha Culture
- A glass container/ jar
- Tea bags
- A tight weaved cloth and elastic band to cover the jar
Boil the kettle, put 6 teabags into a heatproof container to make the tea. Add 170g of sugar to the container.
Add the boiling water into the container which you have placed your tea bags and sugar. Stir your container and wait an hour before removing your tea bags.
Wait until cooled, place the Kombucha in the top of the container (light side up). Place a cloth over your container and place in a room of a relatively balanced temperature.
Your kombucha will take 6 – 10 days to brew. After 6 days begin tasting the kombucha daily by pouring a little into a glass. When it has reached your desired sweetness it is ready to bottle!