Is Kombucha Good For Gut Health?

By Chelsea Blissett - All Bodies Nutrition Intern & Professional Athlete

Before we give a little clarity to this question. What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is the fermentation of green or black tea with sugar, yeast and bacteria. Yes, we said bacteria!! However, it’s the good kind, the kind that will not harm you if consumed.

This good bacteria becomes a type of probiotic in the fermentation process.

Probiotics are living organisms that assist your body in helping maintain your digestive function, immune response and assist your body’s community of microorganisms to return to a healthy condition after being disturbed, like in the case of using antibiotics.

Kombucha also contains B vitamins and antioxidants, which are great for our energy levels and overall health and wellbeing!

When buying kombucha it's best to read the nutrition information panel as some companies have higher calorie and sugar content than others. You ideally want to look for one that is low in sugar - keep in mind some sugar is needed and used in the fermentation process, but the bacteria eat that all up anyway so don't stress!