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The miracle fermented drink for your health is called kombucha

What is kombucha?

Kombucha, this mildly fizzy, sour drink is gaining popularity around the world due to its undeniable health benefits. But what is kombucha, how is it made and why should you include it in your diet? Read more and discover the world of kombucha.

Kombucha has its roots in Asia, where it has been drunk for thousands of years. It is a sweet and sour drink made by fermenting tea (usually black or green) with sugar and what is known as SCOBY - a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. This malignant Asian "fungus" acts as a fermentation engine and is responsible for many of kombucha's health benefits.

How do you read "kombucha"

The word "kombucha" in English is taken from English, which in turn took it from Japanese. In English, it is pronounced as "kombucha," with the emphasis on the first syllable "kom." The rest of the word is pronounced smoothly, without too much stress on individual syllables. This pronunciation is in accordance with Czech phonetics and ensures intelligibility for speakers of the Czech language.

Composition of kombucha

One of the key elements that makes kombucha so unique is its composition. The base is always tea and sugar, which are essential to the fermentation process. Tea, whether black or green, provides the necessary nutrients for the growth and activity of the so-called SCOBY - a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. This culture is responsible for the fermentation of sugar, which in kombucha is not only for taste, but primarily serves as "fuel" for SCOBY.

During fermentation, most of the sugar is consumed, which means that only a minimal amount remains in the final product. This process not only contributes to kombucha's characteristic acidic profile, but also promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms known for their probiotic properties.

Another important aspect is the variety of antioxidants and organic acids found in kombucha as a result of the complex fermentation process.

These substances include acetic acid, glucuronic acid and many others that contribute to the detoxifying and health benefits of kombucha.

Each batch of kombucha may have a slightly different composition depending on the type of tea used, the amount of sugar and the length of fermentation, allowing each producer to customize the kombucha to their tastes and preferences.

Health benefits of kombucha

Kombucha is known for a multitude of health benefits that can positively affect a person's overall well-being and health. Here are five key health benefits that kombucha offers:

Digestive support - Due to its high content of live probiotic cultures, kombucha can help balance the gut flora, which is key to healthy digestion. The probiotics in kombucha can also help alleviate some problems such as bloating, constipation and even some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. However, its consumption can also benefit those who do not suffer from any of these problems.

The antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamin C and B vitamins, that kombucha contains are known for their ability to fight infections and boost the immune system. Kombucha also contains antioxidants that may help fight free radicals. Regular consumption of kombucha can help improve the body's defenses against these pathogens.

Kombucha contains glucuronic acid, which is known for its detoxifying properties. This acid helps the body to rid itself of harmful toxic substances, which can assist in the prevention of various diseases and promote overall health.

Some studies suggest that regular consumption of kombucha may contribute to a lower risk of heart disease. Antioxidants in kombucha may help lower levels of harmful LDL cholesterol, a major risk factor for the development of heart disease.

There are early indications that kombucha may have a positive effect on mental health. Acetic acid and other bioactive substances in kombucha may act as mild stimulants and improve mood. In addition, the balanced gut microflora that kombucha contributes to can also affect our mental health through the connection between the gut and the brain.

This diversity of health benefits makes kombucha an attractive choice for those looking for natural ways to support their health and overall well-being.

Kombucha in a variety of flavours

Don't be afraid to experiment with flavours. At Ferwer.cz you will find several kombucha flavours that will appeal to both beginners and experienced lovers of this fermented drink. Popular options include Ginger Flavoured Kombucha, which delivers a spicy and refreshing experience that's perfect for a pick-me-up during the day. Another popular flavour is ginger lime, which combines sweetness with a slight sourness.

Also interesting is Marigold or Nettle-flavoured Kombucha. These flavours not only enhance the flavour profile of kombucha, but may also provide additional health benefits. Each of these flavors is carefully selected to provide consumers with a beverage that is not only tasty, but also healthful.