Kombucha

August 29, 2016

Have you heard of or tried the super-beverage, kombucha?  People have been reaping the tremendous health benefits from this beverage for thousands of years, but it has recently been gaining popularity again.

 

Kombucha is a fizzy fermented beverage made of black tea and sugar that is often referred to as "mushroom tea."  Kombucha is not made from mushrooms, but the bacteria and yeast that grow on top of the beverage resembles a mushroom.  When combined with sugar, the colony of bacteria and yeast are responsible for initiating the fermentation process.  After fermenting, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic, and lactic), which are tied with the following effects:

 

*Improved Digestion

*Increased Energy

*Cleansing and Detoxification

*Immune Support

 

It's a good idea to start with a small amount, approximately 8 ounces a day, and gradually work your way up to drinking more to allow your body time to get acquainted with kombucha.  Pregnant women are advised to err on the safe side and enjoy kombucha in small quantities.

 

A Therapeutic Effect is proud to carry Paige's Home Brewed Kombucha- brewed and distributed locally in Lancaster, PA.   We carry a variety of refreshing flavors includes Peach Mango, Pineapple Raspberry Mint, and Blueberry Blackberry Cherry.  The introductory price is only $3 per bottle, but stop by soon because this low price won't last long!

 

 

 

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