Kombucha has been consumed for many centuries. One reason for this would be the health-promoting effects of the drink. Because a live culture of bacteria and yeast is added to kombucha, this drink is said to have a positive effect on the microbiome and intestinal health. Other positive health benefits are associated with the fermentation products such as B vitamins and antioxidants that the drink contains. Lab and animal studies show positive effects, but there is still no conclusive scientific evidence to show that this also applies to humans. Read more about what is kombucha?
Why do people consider kombucha healthy?
Kombucha is sometimes drunk because it is said to have health-promoting effects. Lab and animal tests show positive effects. For example, kombucha improves digestion, is good for the immune system and prevents the development of cancer. However, there is currently not enough scientific research to show that kombucha has these effects on humans. It is therefore unclear whether kombucha is healthy for you.
Claimed health benefits of kombuchaSome people say that kombucha has the following health benefits:
- Gut health: It has been scientifically proven that the bacteria culture in YAYA Kombucha reaches the intestines intact with a survival rate much higher than raw yoghurt. The bacteria in kombucha may be beneficial for a healthy gut although it is not proven. Read more about our scientific findings here.
- The immune system: vitamins A, B and K are created during the process of fermentation.
- Antioxidants: YAYA Kombucha is made using green and/or black teas which both rich in antioxidants that are essential to a healthy functioning body.
As outlined above, there are many claims surrounding kombucha which may be true but have yet to be proven using scientific research. What we do know is that most kombucha, especially YAYA Kombucha is made using organic ingredients, is free of chemicals and is low in sugar which makes for a better alternative to most sugary sodas or alcoholic beverages. But is kombucha safe? Read all about it here.
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