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The New Probiotic

By New You Editorial
Posted On Aug 19, 2013

New You Health Tip: Try kombucha for a twist on your typical probiotic regimen.

Kombucha, an organic beverage made from the fermentation of sweetened tea, is a ‘functional food’ said to have many benefits when consumed. Producers of the beverage claim it detoxifies the body and energizes the mind. Most prominently, Kombucha is a natural probiotic which can benefit digestion and boost the immune system. Kombucha is said to have originated in China however there are many varieties of fermented teas that exist around the world. In the United States, many people are making this super drink in their own homes. The flavor may be an acquired taste for some because of its fermented, and fizzy consistency. But the benefits of consuming the tea are worth giving it a shot. Many even say it satisfies their craving for carbonated sodas.