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04 August 2020 12:53

Kombucha is a probiotic drink made from fermented tea which can be either green or black.

KOMBUCHA has taken the world by storm and everyone is getting in on the action. With its amazing health benefits, it's no wonder it has become THE drink of choice. 3 Kombucha is a fermented drink made from sweetened tea Credit: Getty - Contributor Kombucha is a fermented drink. It is made from sweetened tea and a specific culture known as a scoby, which stands for 'symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts'. The bacteria and yeasts convert the sugar into ethanol and acetic acid.

The acetic acid is what gives kombucha its distinctive sour taste. 3 The drink has extreme health benefits Credit: Getty - Contributor How do you make Kombucha? Ingredients: Sugar Cold filtered water Black/green tea (bags or loose leaf) Scoby – purchased online, or from an existing batch of kombucha Method: To make kombucha, the tea and sugar is steeped in boiled water and left to cool before adding the scoby. This is covered and left to ferment for up to a week. The mixture is then poured into an airtight container with some extra sugar and left for a few more days.

The longer it is left, the fizzier it will become. You can also add fruit for flavouring. 3 The drink has become very popular due to its health benefits What are Kombucha health benefits? Kombucha is promoted as improving digestion and diabetes, strengthening the immune system, reducing blood pressure and being detoxifying. It also said that it helps rheumatism, gout, hemorrhoids, nervousness and liver function. The drink is also reported to help cancer patients. Most read in News KNOCKING COP PC 'performed oral sex on married foot fetishist sergeant in station' MEGGY HAPPY RETURNS Queen, Kate and Wills wish Meghan happy 39th birthday by sharing pics GULP! Paracetamol 'does more harm than good for chronic pain & shouldn't be prescribed' SEALED OFF London and other lockdown cities could be slapped with travel ban, No10 confirms Exclusive 'I WAS THERE' Andrew WAS at club with Epstein 'sex slave' & NOT Pizza Express, says witness 'I'M FAMOUS' EastEnders' Katie Jarvis arrested over drunken street brawl with five women CASTAWAYs Giant SOS written on beach saves men stranded on remote tiny island for 3 days FOOT IN THEIR MOUTH Amazon REMOVES leather dress shoe that had N-word in its description TEEN 'KILLER' Teen 'killed mum & dragged body in wheelie bin to bury her in shallow grave' RACE ROW BBC viewers outraged after another presenter says N-word for second time in 3 days Does Kombucha have side effects? Kombucha is classified as a functional food because of its potentially beneficial effect on health as part of a varied and balanced diet, however there are some risks. Kombucha is not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those who have a compromised immune system. Always see your GP if you are concerned about introducing kombucha into your diet. Supercharge your day with Kombucha It's the drink which many people call a health elixir in a bottle. Kombucha is becoming the latest must-have drink, with European sales set to hit a whopping £580 million by 2025! But what does this brew (made from fermented tea mixed with bacteria and yeast) actually do? And is it worth a buy? Liz Earle is here to tell us more. Kombucha is a probiotic drink made from fermented tea which can be either green or black. It's mildly fizzy, the bubbles coming naturally from the fermenting process, with a slightly sour vinegar taste. Kombucha is good for your gut and has been proven to have benefits for digestion, immunity and even boost mood. All fermented foods contain live microorganisms known as probiotics. Introducing probiotics to your diet means having more good bacteria in your gut which can fight off the bad bacteria and infections.