The origin of Kombucha -
Every spring, Chinese Qigong masters would come down from the mountains to ferment their tea and return in the summer and share it.
It's original use -
They believed that the tea would create harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.
Health conscious consumers -
A lot of people who are conscious of staying healthy have turned to many different alternative dietary habits, and kombucha is no different.
Essentially, it's made with tea, sugar, and a colony of yeast and bacteria in the form of a scoby.
It's said to help cure and prevent serious health conditions, from blood pressure to cancer.
Similar benefits to probiotic supplements - Some evidence does suggest that it offers similar benefits to that of a probiotic supplement.
Antioxidants - These antioxidants may have many health benefits including reducing liver toxicity because it’s proven to protect rats' livers from toxicity.
Heart disease -
Green tea drinkers have a 31% lower risk of suffering with it, which is suspected to apply to kombucha too.
Type 2 diabetes -
It may also help people to manage type 2 diabetes. It may likely reduce blood sugar levels. It may also improve liver and kidney function.
Kombucha may help protect against cancer.
It can be dangerous -
If it's made improperly, it can have negative health effects. A safer option usually is to buy bottled kombucha at the store.
It's the healthier cousin of beer - A lot of people use it as a mixer for alcoholic drinks. It may serve as an alternative to cut vodka with or to dilute wine.
Kombucha bars - All around the world bars have popped up serving kombucha in all kinds of flavors and colors.
Madonna has been spotted drinking it on various occasions.
Gwyneth Paltrow -
Gwyneth Paltrow allegedly loves drinking kombucha for the health benefits.
Lady Gaga -
It's almost unlike Gaga to do anything that other stars are doing. Nonetheless, she’s been spotted sipping Kombucha.
Justin Bieber -
Justin Bieber was also spotted with a big bottle of the stuff. Maybe he hopes that it keeps his voice healthy for belting out tunes to stadiums.
Orlando Bloom -
Orlando Bloom, who is indeed very health-conscious, was spotted drinking Organic Raw Kombucha.