Is Kombucha Healthy? A general introduction.

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Is kombucha probiotic? Is it an antioxidant? Why is kombucha good for you? IS kombucha even good for you?? What does the science actually say? Continue reading “Is Kombucha Healthy? A general introduction.”

Can I make kombucha from herbal tea?

Make herbal tea kombucha. Herbal kombucha can be made from a variety of herbs and spices. Find out how to choose the right herbs for kombucha herbal tea.

herbal tea kombucha. You don't need normal tea for kombucha. health benefits and risks of different teas.
Can you make kombucha with herbal tea? Yes!

Are you wondering what kind of tea to use for kombucha? Can we make herbal kombucha?

Most kombucha recipes will insist that you have to use proper tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis tea bush. But it turns out that that’s more of a guideline than a rule. Continue reading “Can I make kombucha from herbal tea?”

Tell me more about tea!

Exploring some research into the antioxidant activities of different teas.

Different types of tea have different levels of antioxidant. Find out more about black tea, green tea, oolong tea, and health benefits.

As you probably know very well, kombucha is made from a base of sugary tea.

In the articles I’ve already covered on this site we’ve discovered that the number and strength of antioxidants in kombucha is greater than what is found in the normal tea, and we also know that green tea kombucha has a higher level of antioxidant activity than black tea kombucha.

What I haven’t looked into on this website yet are any papers about the antioxidant activities of different types of tea. Continue reading “Tell me more about tea!”

Kombucha for heart health

Drinking kombucha could improve your heart risk factors, and increase the odds of full recovery from a heart attack

Did you know that drinking kombucha could help protect against heart attack?

Well, now you do. 🙂

Today’s research article demonstrates that, in rats at least, a daily dose of kombucha leads to higher HDL cholesterol (the good kind), lower triglycerides, and a better outcome if a heart attack does happen.

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Kombucha prevents kidney damage from an industrial solvent. In rats.

Kombucha’s antioxidants prevented these rats from being poisoned by an industrial solvent.

Sometimes you will hear people talking about kombucha being great for “detoxing”, as if detoxing is some sort of mystical thing that helps achieve enlightenment. In fact, detoxing is one of the main functions of your liver and kidneys, and it turns out that a kombucha detox might not be such a silly idea after all! Continue reading “Kombucha prevents kidney damage from an industrial solvent. In rats.”

Effect of kombucha on rats with drug-induced type 1 diabetes.

Wrapping my head around the ins and outs of this week’s paper has taken me a bit more time than usual. There is a lot going on here, but come along with me and we’ll go on a journey of discovery together. If anything still isn’t completely clear, please leave a comment and I’ll have a go at re-wording or explaining things.

This is a paper where the initial results look awesome, but on closer inspection need to be treated with care.

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