[Kawm-boo-chah]

There have been a few hot summer days recently, but luckily I have kombucha on my side. One of my favorite refreshments, especially in the summertime, kombucha is full of probiotics. Not only is it super delicious, but it aids in a healthy body. I prefer to walk down to the neighborhood grocery and fill up a couple bottles with locally made kombucha. The bottles I use were purchased at the same grocery the first time I tried kombucha which saves me money every time and reduces the waste I produce.

Once characteristic of Kombucha is strands of culture that may appear naturally. People who do not usually like, for example, pulp in their orange juice may not like this part of the drink. It can be purchased without this. Kombucha also contains a trace amount of alcohol, but not enough to be considered an alcoholic beverage. This is because of the fermentation process used to make kombucha. The drink comes in many flavors each differing very much from the next. After trying one kind that does not seem appealing, try a different flavor. The extreme variation in flavors can be surprising.

If there are no stores near you that offer locally made kombucha, most grocery stores sell it in the organic section. Besides locally produced, I have only tried GT’s. This company tends to have less culture in their product than in home or locally made kombucha and they offers numerous flavors. It is vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. So, as the sweat drips down your forehead and you feel like a change head out and get some kombucha. If you don’t like it, hey, at least you tried something new.

Also, the hotter it gets out there put aside the fun drinks for a bit and drink lots of water! For more information on the importance of water check out the last Wellness Wednesday post, Setting Base for Clearer Skin. Comment below what you think of kombucha, after you’ve tried it of course! Thanks for reading and if you like what you’re seeing go like the Facebook page and follow on Instagram.

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