You may have heard of the gut friendly sparkling drink ‘Kombucha’ (pronounced kom-boo-cha) that has exploded onto the health scene recently, but contrary to what you may believe, kombucha has been around for thousands of years. Far from a fad, Kombucha is believed to have been created in China over 2000 years ago! The traditional method of creating Kombucha comprises of the natural fermentation process of sweet tea with a live culture. This live culture is known as a scoby, or ‘Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeasts’ and is also commonly referred to as a ‘mushroom’ also giving kombucha the nickname ‘mushroom tea’.
Kombucha is packed with probiotics or ‘good gut bacteria’ as they are commonly referred to as, which can strengthen our natural defences against some forms of illness and harmful microorganisms. The presence of gluconic acid in kombucha is believed to aid in natural detoxification and may boost the efficiency of the detoxifying tracts of the liver.
Kombucha is also naturally free from sugar! The negative effects of the consumption of too much sugar are widely known and researched such as weight gain, skin breakouts and increasing risk of heart disease.
But kombucha is not only consumed for its nourishing and beneficial qualities, many drink this sugar-free alternative for the delicious taste. It is a great choice for those looking for a vegan, gluten-free or healthy alternative. You can enjoy a wide variety of kombucha flavours at all Bare Naked Bowl stores. Kombucha pairs perfectly with superfood salads or nourishing Acai bowl and will leave you feeling nourished and energised.