If you still can’t get your family to give up soda, maybe this tasty alternative would be able to help. After all, it’s sweet but without the guilt.
The drink is known as kombucha. Unlike soda, this drink is made simply by fermenting two ingredients: tea and sugar. And right before leaving the drink to brew, it gets a good amount of symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. This makes the drink much healthier than regular soda. After, it’s rich in vitamins, minerals and lots of probiotics to help boost your immune system.
This tasting room serves up kombucha regularly.
In San Diego, one woman has been busy brewing and serving kombucha for some time now. Jing Chen had long decided she was going to share the health benefits of kombucha to as many people as possible. That’s exactly why she decided to open JinBuCha. Known as the “Kombucha tasting room,” the place serves locally crafted kombucha regularly. Customers can buy it by the cup or glass bottle. They can also choose to buy them in half gallon and full gallon in case they want to keep enjoying their kombucha at home.
According to Jing, her kombucha goes through a “cold brew fermentation process.” She uses green tea, filtered water and fair trade sugar. While the basic kombucha is already refreshing, Jing makes her even tastier by adding several herbs and seasonal fruits that she locally sources in the farmer’s market.
Sugary drink consumption is making Americans obese.
Jing’s kombucha may just be the answer America needs to curbing its significant obesity problem. According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, two out of three adults in the U.S. are now overweight or obese. One of the major contributions to this unhealthy trends is the increase in consumption of sugary drinks. A typical 20-ounce serving of soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking sugary beverages can also cause type 2 diabetes, kidney diseases, heart disease and non-alcoholic liver disease.
Jing believes that enjoying some kombucha on a regular basis would help contribute to everyone’s well-being. “Please drink, enjoy and improve,” she said.
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