The 5 features that make kombucha such a great health drink!

Verified on 04/01/2023 by PasseportSanté
Les 5 caractéristiques qui font du kombucha une super boisson santé !

In just a few years, kombucha has made a name for itself on the shelves of the best health drinks. Composed of a strain of fermentation-activating bacteria and yeast, this « living » drink is packed with benefits for a healthier body. Five points to prove it.

When it comes to Dry January, why not replace your glass of alcoholic aperitif with kombucha? In addition to its tangy taste and effervescence, kombucha boosts the body, thanks in particular to its probiotic, vitamin, amino acid and mineral content.

5 health benefits of kombucha

Traditionally, kombucha is made from black tea, in which a strain of bacteria and yeast are immersed to ferment the beverage.

Although the kombucha craze is fairly recent in Europe and France, this fermented beverage has its origins in Asia and Russia, where it has been consumed for centuries for its health and well-being benefits.

Kombucha boosts the immune system

The kombucha fermentation process produces numerous antioxidants (polyphenols, flavonoids), micronutrients known to limit the effects of oxidative stress and strengthen the immune system.

Kombucha is very low in sugar

Unlike flavored drinks and other sodas, which are often too sweet, kombucha contains little sugar: generally between 1 and 4 g of carbohydrates per 100 ml. It’s also a low-calorie drink: between 4 and 16 calories per 100 ml. By comparison, 100 ml of Coke contains 11 g of carbohydrates and 44 calories.

Kombucha eliminates toxins

The black tea from which kombucha is made has diuretic properties, helping to naturally eliminate toxins and waste accumulated in the body.

Kombucha aids digestion

By nourishing our intestinal microbiota with good probiotic bacteria, kombucha aids digestion and protects the intestinal barrier, as do other fermented foods (kefir, yoghurts, sauerkraut).

Kombucha regulates blood sugar levels

Studies on diabetic rats have shown that regular consumption of kombucha can reduce blood sugar levels, but these results have yet to be demonstrated in humans. The very low sugar content of kombucha does, however, make it interesting for people watching their blood sugar levels.

Kombucha: avoid sensitive livers

Beware: kombucha’s detoxifying properties can weaken the liver in sensitive individuals. Similarly, immunocompromised people and pregnant or breast-feeding women are advised to consult their doctor before consuming kombucha.