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What is Kombucha?

By December 21, 2015 No Comments

So the first time I ever heard the word “Kombucha” (say it like this… cahm- booo- CHA) was in this short Lululemon video.

It basically went in one ear and out the other.  Until, fast forward to a date night with my sister.

We went for a lovely dinner at the Spiral Diner (My favorite vegan restaurant in Fort Worth!) Afterward, she took me down the street to a place called Brewed. Now, I’ve driven pass this place countless times. I always assumed it was another local beer brewery. Since I’m not a huge lover of beer… I always continued on my merry way. WHO KNEW it was a COFFEE PUB. Ugh I’ve been missing out this WHOLE time. How did I not know???

It’s probably one of my newest favoritest spots in Fort Worth. They even have sweet potato fries. Sold.

Onto the kombucha. So my sister is sitting in Brewed trying to describe kombucha to me and doing a pretty pitiful job. She could have said it tastes like some sort of punch you’d have at a baby shower only with super healing powers. Instead she goes on to describe it as something you might mix with liquor. Like a mix in. Or something. I’ll take two.

 

We decide on the apple cinnamon and then another with blueberry. On tap. (Which apparently is not the norm.)

We like the apple cinnamon over the blueberry and I decide this is worth more investigation.
WHAT IS

Turns out all of my gurus are already onto to kombucha and its many health benes. Apparently from what I gather on Wiki one of kombucha’s greatest health benefits is its ability to detox the body. It is rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and or uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver. Score.

The general consensus seems to be that with regular, daily consumption, you’ll notice improvement with your immune system functioning and energy levels within about a week. Nice!  The healing of more minor ailments within a month or so, and the healing of more radical illnesses within a year or so. Kombucha is also great for your joints and digestion! The list is quite lengthy of all the powers it has. Definitely worth trying as it comes in SO many flavors and you can get it practically anywhere. I found this bottle at Sprouts. Not quite as good as Brewed kombucha on tap but still something you’ll find in my grocery cart regularly now!

Comment below… have you ever had kombucha? Favorite flavor?? Brand to suggest?

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