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It has all the health credentials of tea, plus the gut boosting benefits of probiotics, but exactly what is kombucha good for?
The healthiest kombucha is made with green tea, for a whole host of added benefits. In fact, although kombucha is best known for its probiotic benefits, it is the properties of green tea that make it particularly beneficial to health.
Kombucha is good for anti-ageing
The antioxidants in green tea have powerful anti ageing properties. As well as contributing to the maintenance of healthy youthful skin as seen below, it contains protective polyphenols of the type EGCG. This is a potent anti-inflammatory that may help protect against cognitive decline.
Kombucha and healthy skin
Alongside the anti-inflammatory EGCG, green tea contains several compounds that directly support skin health. Quercetin and kaempferol (also anti-inflammatory antioxidants) help to soothe sensitive skin. The green pigment chlorophyll helps to flush out harmful toxins that can contribute to tired looking skin.
Kombucha is good for the brain
L-theanine, a component of tea (not just green) has been shown to have anti-anxiety properties and can also aid relaxation. Caffeine, especially in conjunction with l-theanine, can help improve brain function too, for a clearer, sharper mind.
And then of course there is the power of fermented foods and those little guys known as probiotics. Otherwise known as beneficial bacteria, these provide healthy bacteria for your gut.
There are many different strains of bacteria that can act as probiotics within the body, but the ones we are most interested in when in comes to kombucha are the lactic-acid bacteria it is shown to contain.
Kombucha for gut health
But what does good gut health look like? We are only just scratching the surface of the role the gut plays in our overall health and, over time, restoring your gut microbiome can be totally transformative. Yet there are two major benefits that people report from improving their gut flora.
Kombucha for energy
The first is improved energy. When your gut begins to function as it should you are likely to feel simply more energised. If you were suffering from a lack of energy or motivation then it is like a fog has been lifted.
Kombucha is good for your digestion
Many of us suffer from digestive issues. For some, it causes discomfort and even embarrassment. For others it may not even be noticeable because things have always been that way. A healthy digestion is a different beast entirely. And once things begin to function as they should, many other benefits follow.
Find out what kombucha and matcha have in common…
Our organic kombucha is available to buy online now. Made with green tea, it has all those antioxidant benefits we talked about.
This article was reproduced on this site with permission from operafoods.com.au the “Kombucha Manufacturers”.
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Although the clue is in the name, chances are that tea is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of kombucha.
Good for your gut. Sure.
Fizzy. Fermented. Sour.
All of the above. Yet unless you make your own kombucha, does it even occur to you that kombucha is made from tea?
Let’s dwell on that for a moment.
Kombucha tea ingredients
Kombucha is made from five ingredients. Water, tea, and sugar, plus bacteria and yeast in the form of the SCOBY. This is left alone to ferment. The SCOBY is the live culture responsible for fermentation, a process that involves turning sugar to alcohol and alcohol to organic acids. It is similar to how rice vinegar is made.
Whilst we are busy concentrating on the amount of sugar in kombucha, or whether kombucha is alcoholic, ( a good scientifically correct kombucha has no remaining sugar or alcohol) tea is quietly getting on with its job. Turns out, tea is actually the most important ingredient in kombucha.
Why does kombucha need tea?
Tea not only makes booch taste great, and has some bonafide benefits to health, but it plays an integral part in the fermentation process too. Sugar plays an important part, but it is also the various compounds in the tea leaves that support the life of the SCOBY.
Is there caffeine in tea?
Caffeine occurs naturally in the plant camellia sinensis from which all true teas are harvested yet caffeine content in tea varies widely. Tea also contains an amino acid called l-theanine which works synergistically with caffeine to induce a state of calm alertness, as oppose to the rollercoaster ride of a coffee caffeine-high.
There are many factors that determine the caffeine content of tea. Although black tea is widely considered to have more caffeine than green tea, this may not always be the case. Some types of Japanese green tea, for instance, have more caffeine as they are grown in the shade and only the tips are harvested. Assam, a tea varietal found in many black teas, is naturally high in caffeine.
So, does kombucha have caffeine it it?
As with tea, the caffeine content of kombucha varies. The type of tea used, and the specifics of the brewing process, can affect the results. What is important to know is that less caffeine comes out than goes in because caffeine is used up in the fermentation reaction. Something involving nitrogen.
What teas can you use to make kombucha?
Kombucha needs true tea to grow and thrive. That’s black, green, white or oolong tea (or a combination). Herbal teas, such as peppermint or chamomile, are herbs not true teas so will not provide the right nutrients for fermentation. They can be used, with a healthy SCOBY, to brew up a batch or two but as part of the continual fermentation process that is kombucha they will not support the ongoing health of the culture.
It goes without saying that organic tea is preferable. Not only could pesticide residues inhibit fermentation but they will end up in your brew too.
Here at PepTea we only produce organic kombucha from green tea.
Kombucha green tea benefits
One of the major health benefits of kombucha is that it carries all the antioxidant benefits of the tea that it was made from. Green tea is particularly rich in antioxidant polyphenols, and studies have shown it to have numerous benefits to health.
Antioxidants prevent cell damage and inflammation. Green tea is a particularly rich source of EGCG, a powerful antioxidant of the group known as catechins. L-theanine has anti-anxiety properties which together with brain boosting caffeine can improve long term brain function. Green tea is also said to improve fat burning, reduce blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity, and help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Organic kombucha tea Ginger by Pep Tea is a high standard Australian manufactured iced green tea drink that is brewed as well as bottled in the Hunter Valley of NSW. Pep Tea is considered as the highest quality brands in Australia. The kombucha teas of Pep Tea are; organic, raw as well as shelf-stable and this is why it needs no refrigeration until it is opened.
Kombucha is basically a symbiotic culture of yeast as well as bacteria. Kombucha was first brewed in 221 BC in China. Modern science has claimed several health benefits in respect of drinking this amazing tea. The mushroom or mother skoby is quite similar to a pancake float on the top of organic kombucha tea. The brew is transformed into beneficial enzymes, antioxidants, probiotics, minerals as well as organic acids. If this drink is consumed regularly, it helps to develop your body’s immune system. So Good to help fight off illness.
Organic kombucha tea ginger is sugar-free, gluten-free, low calorie, low carbs, low GI and vegan friendly. It contains no artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.
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