Moss Beach Kombucha

What Is Kombucha?

 

If you were to ask around what kombucha is, you’ll get a lot of answers. “It’s a health drink made from a mushroom,” or, “it’s a tasty substitute for sweet sodas,” or, “it cures cancer.” In short, you’ll get some facts, some fiction, and lots of opinions.

The short answer is that kombucha is a healthy beverage made from tea and sugar that has been fermented with bacteria and yeast. The fermentation metabolizes the sugar, caffeine, and tannins in the tea to produce healthy probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and acids. People have been drinking it for hundreds of generations. It is a natural inclusion to a healthy diet.

Oh, and it’s not a mushroom. The thing that looks like a mushroom is actually a symbiotic colony of bacteria & yeast (SCOBY for short). It’s what turns sweet tea into healthy, delicious kombucha.

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Why Drink Moss Beach Kombucha?

In a nutshell, people drink MBK because it is delicious and it makes you feel good. Moss Beach Kombucha uses all organic ingredients and no artificial extracts or flavors and has all the normal health benefits of kombucha.

People drink kombucha because it is a delicious alternative to sugary sodas and sweet juices. It provides the culinary pleasure of a complex beverage, like a good wine or beer, without the alcohol. It’s a satisfying refreshment during the work day as well as for those out with friends who prefer not to drink alcohol.

Many people drink kombucha for its health benefits, which are numerous. The probiotics & acids made during fermentation help to break down food and improve nutrient bioavailability. It is rich in antioxidants, several healthy acids (including acetic, gluconic, glucuronic, and amino), minerals, and vitamins. It is excellent for your digestion, your liver, and your immune system.

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  1. Increased Energy. B vitamins created during fermentation increase the body’s metabolism. Iron extracted from the tea during fermentation boosts oxygen in the blood (and throughout the body), providing a healthy sense of energy. One kind of energy that kombucha doesn’t provide is caffeine. Although there is a minute amount left after fermentation, it is not a noticeable trait.

  2. Digestion. High levels of acid, probiotics & live enzymes aid in digestion and can be helpful for digestive disorders such as irritable bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, leaky gut, and imbalances due to things like a poor diet or previous antibiotics. Three other benefits that are related to gut health are:

    • Immune System Health. Most of the immune system is in the gut. Antioxidants & probiotics in kombucha help strengthen & support it, and acetic acid kills harmful bacteria such as E. Coli.

    • Weight Loss. Acetic acids and probiotics promote weight loss through improved digestion & nutrient absorption. Acetic acid can also lower blood sugar, decrease insulin (which helps burn fat), and suppress the appetite. Although sugar content varies, Moss Beach Kombucha has about 2-8g of residual sugar (after fermentation) per 8-ounce serving. Sodas have about 30-40g per serving!

    • Mood. Serotonin is produced in the gut. Antioxidants, polyphenols from green tea, and bacteria keep the gut healthy and producing those happy biochemicals.
       

  3. Detoxification. Kombucha decreases toxins that cause liver damage. Acetic acid fights infection-causing bacteria & harmful yeasts. Beneficial yeasts & bacteria in kombucha help stem harmful pathogens like candida. The yeast & bacteria enhance bioavailability of existing nutrients and increase antioxidants.