Kombucha tea is made with specific strains of bacteria. Sugar and yeast are added to green or black tea, then it ferments for at least a week. During the fermentation, the yeast and bacteria form a film over the top. This is why this tea is referred to as the “mushroom tea.” This is considered good for you because it contains powerful antioxidants for the body. This tea forms a substance called acetic acid during fermentation, which helps to kill bacteria. Kombucha can help reduce the risk of heart disease and may help to manage type 2 diabetes.
- Kombucha tea is made with specific strains of bacteria, adding sugar and yeast to black or green tea, then it ferments for at least a week.
- Kombucha tea contains powerful antioxidants for the body and forms an acid called acetic acid.
- Kombucha tea can help reduce the risk of heart disease and may help mange type 2 diabetes.
“Kombucha made from green tea may offer many of the same health benefits as green tea itself, such as weight loss and blood sugar control.”