Video: Is Kombucha Good for You?

The good folks at Mei-Leaf tea are back with an interview with Adam from Jarr Kombucha discussing the health effects of kombucha. This follows on from their informative brewery tour that we included in our February video listing.

This time around they review the facts and the myths about the health benefits of kombucha. You might be surprised by what they say.

Watch the video to learn:

  • That the proven antioxidant benefits of tea are the foundation of kombucha.
  • The acetic acid in ‘booch is, like Apple Cider Vinegar, a proven prebiotic that sets up the right environment in our gut. The longer kombucha is brewed, the more the prebiotic benefits — but the taste will be closer to vinegar (something German grandmothers knew all about).
  • However, there is no scientific evidence from human studies that support claims that it is an effective probiotic. Adam states that both the stomach acid the beverage is subject to, and the fact that none of the strains are native to our bodies result in probiotic propagation in our digestive tract.
  • Most kombucha clocks in at 3-4% alcohol compared to 10.6% in Coca-Cola.
  • Overall, drink ‘booch for the taste. Start with 100ml servings and know the benefits level out at around 400ml a day (two Jarr Kombucha bottles).

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