How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home?
Kombucha is quite a trendy drink these days because of the various health benefits it offers. Kombucha is full of probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, and more. It helps in detoxifying the body, increasing immunity, controlling diabetes, relieving from arthritis pain, treating gastric ulcers, improving digestion, etc. You must have seen it in the “healthy drinks” section in the restaurant or might have even heard about it from your “healthy” friends. So, what exactly kombucha is? Let’s find out.
Kombucha is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, water, and S.C.O.B.Y. (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast). All these ingredients ferment within 10–15 days and there you go. Kombucha!!! So easy to make right? You can also refer to the infographic below for a better understanding. After the infographic, I have also mentioned how COVID-19 has impacted the kombucha market and then in conclusion section, I have given some important information. So, don’t forget to check out these two sections.
Kombucha and COVID-19
As mentioned earlier, kombucha helps in increasing the immunity of the body, and hence, during COVID-19, people started drinking kombucha in a great number. Those who were not aware of the health benefits just followed the trend of “fermented food”. Due to this, the sale of kombucha rose which positively affected the kombucha market. Clearly, COVID-19 has proved to be a blessing in disguise for the kombucha market.
No doubt kombucha is a great source of probiotics and antioxidants that offers numerous health benefits, but one needs to keep this thing in mind that excess of everything is bad. As per The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the four ounces of kombucha is safe to drink 1–3 times a day which means that an individual should not consume more than 12 ounces per day.
However, the average bottle of kombucha commercially available contains 16 ounces which is more than the daily recommendation. Too much kombucha in a day may give you a headache, upset stomach, nausea, or ketoacidosis (a medical emergency when there is too much acid in your blood). So, please be very wise in your decision. Stay safe! Stay healthy!