- Kombucha may be a rich source of probiotics. Due to the fermentation process of certain strains of bacterium and yeast, this beverage may have positive effects on the bacterial flora of the gut and may be protective against harmful bacteria. (4)
- Kombucha may be a good source of antioxidants (especially when made from green tea). These tea leaves have a type of antioxidants called polyphenols which protect your body’s cells from harmful oxidative substances. Put more simply, kombucha tea will have similar benefits to that of the tea that it is made with (usually black or green tea). (5)
- Energy booster: Kombucha’s ability to invigorate people is credited to the formation of iron that is released from the black tea during the fermentation process. It also contains some caffeine (although in very small amounts) and b-vitamins, which can energize the body.
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