Kombucha is not just a craze
You and I know that the food market is a constant rotation of new products and exciting ideas, and with the current availability of media for most of us we are bombarded with information. Fermented foods have risen in popularity in the recent past because they offer so many health benefits. The irony of that is that many ancient cultures regularly consumed fermented foods, either out of the necessity to preserve their food or the need to make it more edible. Our culture is coming to realise that the current diet that most Americans consume is not good or healthy and needs to change.
Enter kombucha…a fermented drink that is femented with kombucha in a tea base with some added fruits and vegetables. It provides probiotics, natural acids to help acidify the digestive tract and, depending on what else it is flavored with, fruits and vegetables.
In my associations with patients, and even myself, I have found that for those with yeast imbalances kombucha can actually be detrimental until the imbalance is corrected. This is because kombucha is a fungus and can promote continued fungal imbalance. If you know that you have a yeast imbalance, use kombucha with caution.
I would also suggest purchasing kombucha drinks in-store as opposed to having them shipped, as they require refridgeration and it is quite expensive. For your convenience I have listed the brands that are Non-GMO for you to find at your local store.
- Aqua ViTea kombucha
- Clearly Kombucha
- High Country Kombucha
- KeVita Kombucha
- Live kombucha soda
- Revive Kombucha
- One Kombucha
- Gt’s Enlightened Kombucha
Kombucha is available in most grocery stores and natural food stores, look for the above brands to find non-GMO kombucha!