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Watch out for sugar

Kombucha is a fermented tea, rich in beneficial probiotics, consumed for hundreds of years across many cultures.

The process of fermentation of specific strains of bacteria with black or green tea, results in a beverage which contains several species of lactic-acid bacteria which may have probiotic function. Probiotics provide our bodies with healthy bacteria and have been shown to improve gut health, digestion, inflammation and more.

Kombucha is also a source of antioxidants which provide the body with protection against harmful free radicals.

Be mindful of the sugar content in store bought kombucha (some can contain as much sugar as sodas!). Those who suffer from irritable bowel disease (IBD) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) should also avoid kombucha as it may trigger symptoms.

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