Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jumping on the Kombucha Train

If you haven't heard of Kombucha, it's a Chinese fermented tea that has recently (or not so recently...maybe just recent to me) become quite popular among the health food zone. Basically, you drink in live cultures that restore, rejuvenate and overall, cleanse your body! Rising in popularity is GT Dave's Kombucha & Synergy:

The raw Kombucha is 100% pure Kombucha, whereas the Synergy line (pictured above) has 95% pure Kombucha and 5% real fruit juice. I have only tried the Synergy Kombucha and my favorites so far are the Passionberry Bliss & Strawberry Serenity.

Now, it is definitely an acquired tastes a bit vinegar-y at first (which takes some getting used to), but the taste grows on you!

It contains:
  • Beneficial probiotics (healthy digestive & immune systems)
  • Live active enzymes (put "life" back in our bodies)
  • Antioxidants
  • Organic acids (help promote tissue and blood alkalinity)
  • Polyphenols (fight off the free-radicals that stress the body and compromise its youth & health)

Customers have experienced the following:
  • Increased energy levels
  • Decreased appetite
  • Improved digestion
  • Healthier skin and hair
  • Stronger immune system
  • and many more...
Each bottle is about 30-35 calories and contains 2 servings. Most people drink it in the morning, but other suggestions are 1 hour before you work out, sipping on it all throughout the day, one in the morning instead of coffee and one in the afternoon. You decide what works for you!

A report on NBC's Dateline stated that over 3 million people regularly drink Kombucha!

I'm hooked and definitely feel more energized after I drink a Kombucha! It is located at all Whole Foods...for my folks in Carbondale, you can find it at the Neighborhood Co-op! For my friends near St. Louis...I think the closest place to find it is Green Earth Grocery in Edwardsville or at various places in St. Louis. And there are many locations around the Bloomington/Normal/Peoria area!

To find out more, click HERE

1 comment:

  1. Sold! I have only tried pure Kombucha before and really liked the energy I received from it. However, I wasn't too crazy on it's fermented taste (especially the after-taste, bleh)

    I may just have to try out a bottle. The added fruit juices sounds sweet! =)


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