Kombucha: Help Your Gut

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha you say? You’ve probably heard of it by now, if you’re not sipping a bottle as you read this. Kombucha is not some foreign curse word or a potion made from the blood of your enemies and a fresh toe. Kombucha is fermented tea. And by fermented we mean a culture of yeast and other bacteria combined to create this tasty treat. Ready to try some yet? Don’t worry, kombucha has been around since the early ages, dating back about 2,000 years ago in China, where they called the drink an ‘immortal health elixir’, according to nutritional expert Jaysen Calton. Health elixir is right, kombucha has many positive qualities that can boost your health.

Health Benefits of Kombucha

How can a drink made out of bacteria be good for your health, you say? It’s all about how it’s made! During the fermentation process of creating kombucha, probiotics are produced. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that improve digestion, inflammation, weight loss and overall gut health.

Kombucha can also lower cholesterol levels, help with an irritable bowel and food allergies. Though kombucha is a bacteria, it can kill bacteria that causes infections! A health elixir indeed.

Places to Buy Kombucha in Springfield

Springfield has several places where you can pick up your very own bottle of this delectable treat. In fact, Spring Branch Kombucha , a local kombucha manufacturer, makes and supplies different shops and restaurants in town with the drink.  Check out these trendy spots for some kombucha;

Ruby’s Market

MaMa Jean’s Natural Market

Lucky’s Market

Akin’s Natural Foods

MJ’s Market & Deli

Travellers House Coffee and Tea

The Wheelhouse Street Fare

Classic Rock Coffee

4 By 4 Brewing Company

Tie & Timber Beer Co.

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