This may sound like a weird Asian cuisine but it’s not. Last week I went into Walmart, late night – shopping for a few items. Naturally, many things caught my eye that I normally would overlook.
Where they keep all the good and extremely death sugary fruit juices and such is where I found the healthiest-looking product I’ve ever seen (lol) – a fermented tea-based probiotic drink.
I’ve heard of Kombucha a few times in the past few months so I’d like to consider this as fate. The price may be a bit steep per bottle for some at $3 but for me anyway – it’s a tax right off. So I bought all 4 flavors.
A little about Kombucha
- It’s a fermented tea (colony of yeast + bacteria) that results in vinegar, B vitamins, and numerous chemical compounds.
- Claims to be the “Elixir of Life”.
- Helps boost immune system.
- Helps rid liver and gut of toxins.
There are a few precautions to take if you’re a first-time drinker. You should only consume up to 4oz in a day just to see if you have a reaction to it or not. For breastfeeding mamas like me – it’s safe to drink AS LONG AS YOU ARE HYDRATED. These drinks have a few traces of alcohol. If you were already consuming Kombucha on a regular basis, you should be just fine. Though some say it should not be consumed period for women who are pregnant or nursing.
These drinks are considered detoxes so of course, you don’t want your little one drinking your bodily waste or harm them in any way while nursing. Which is why being hydrated is a must that way the detox won’t look to purging directly through your skin and breastmilk. So far my nursing has not been affected and my son is great. If you do give Kombucha a try, do drink responsibly.
The brand I purchased by GT is organically produced, vegan, and non gmo.YES!!!
Have you ever tried raw kombucha? Would you, if not?
Disclaimer: This post is not meant to diagnose or represent a 100% accurate medical study, only my personal experience and basic knowledge. Do speak to your health provider if you’d like to consume these drinks if breastfeeding or dealing with any health related problems.
I had it before and didn't like it at all, so I poured it out.I just couldn't get over the smell of it.
What did it taste like though? What flavor was your favorite?
lol – which flavor did you have? The scent was overpowering to me but it can remind people of vinegar (but a much milder version of smell).
I really can't describe the taste – it's not koolaid fruity but it's not a salty tonic either. It's one of those things you'd seriously have to see for yourself on. I would say that the taste to me is drinkable and doesn't make me want to gag.
Oh and the Ginger one is my favorite so far.
I love it, it always gives me energy. I usually drink it with my pre-workout meal. Great comprehensive information about the drink. I think if more people purchased the drink it probably wouldn't be so pricey. Despite the price, it's worth it. Plus at Whole Foods you can buy it in cases!
Awesome! I have yet to see them sold in cases in my area – hopefully I'll find it that way. I agree about the price, worth it however. I'll be trying the HealthAde brand next.
I tried a brand called LIVE and it was a kombucha soda and I thought that it was pretty good. It was in the produce section of my grocery store.