Today I will be talking a little about Kombucha, what it is and the benefits of drinking it. Lately I've been having so many conversations on this topic that I figured I'd write a quick post.
Kombucha is a Fermented Tea. It is comprised of a SCOBY, a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. Our bodies need good bacteria to function especially our gut. If our gut works, we are generally healthy because the toxins are taken out of our bodies. Yes, I know, this is not your typical conversation right? But it is so very important for our health.
Kombucha Mamma, where I bought my original SCOBY a couple of years ago, states the following:
"We NEED bacteria to help us deal with our natural environment. We NEED bacteria to help our bodies absorb nutrients and enzymes essential to our health." https://www.kombuchakamp.com/health-benefits-of-kombucha
I completely agree with her statement.
From personal experience, when I drink Kombucha which I make with Honey and Organic Green Tea with purified water, as it is a JUN Kombucha; I feel energized, I use the bathroom regularly, and my sugar cravings stop. This is due in part to the fermentation process where the SCOBY works to consume the Honey and Green Tea and turns that into a finished product that is similar to vinegar. This in turn, balances the internal pH. Of course, it doesn't taste like vinegar but it does have a bit of an acidic taste mixed with honey. Yummy!
Many people that drink Kombucha say they feel energized, they've lost weight, their skin looks better. Everyone has a different experience, and that's the beauty of Kombucha. Start slow with 4 oz and work your way up.
Let me know your experience with Kombucha.
Many blessings to you,
Getting ready for Spring
I can't believe it's been a month since I last blogged. Time goes so fast what with the kids, their activities, and school, the daily grind, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. and the farmers market getting ready for it weekly and then being there. Wow, so much and then we wonder why we live in a stressed environment. Most of it we do to ourselves. I bought some organic green onions, chives and dehydrated them, put them in a jar, and now have some more in the dehydrator. I only do a little at a time so I'm not pressed for time and it doesn't feel like a chore. I also took the bottom of these and replanted them. I've posted pictures. You will note that the picture with the green chives on top originally looked like the ones on the right, newly planted. It's amazing how in a couple of weeks they grew so quickly. This is also a test run as I've been planting and buying Basil and Rue to combat the white fly. The strong essence of these plants wards off the white fly. This is also why you see the onions planted in the small containers vs the larger boxes. The best part is that I can also harvest basil for my cooking needs. The Rue plant is great for seasonings, can be made into an infusion to wash hair that has lice, wards off insects to beneficial plants which is why I'm currently using it. It has a nice aroma to it. Soon I will also harvest from it but in small doses as it large doses it can be toxic. Always know the pros and cons of any and all herbs you wish to grow and use. Many blessings to you for the coming week...
Mother of three, trying to live an organic healthy lifestyle every day.