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The Benefits of Booch
By Amy Sawyer
Have you heard of kombucha, also affectionately known as booch? While it’s been well known in the health food world for ages, it’s become more mainstream in recent years, popping up in conventional grocery stores and even restaurants, thanks to the boom of local craft kombucha brewers like Panacea Brewing Company in Wilmington. Originating in the East and known as a health elixir for more than 2,000 years, kombucha is a fermented, carbonated, refreshing, fizzy beverage loaded with probiotics, enzymes, B vitamins, antioxidants and beneficial amino acids. With a unique taste and tremendous health benefits, especially for your gut, it’s worth giving a try sometime, maybe instead of that sugary soda or cocktail.
So what is it exactly? Kombucha is a pretty simple concoction of water, black or green tea, natural sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). The combination of sugar and the SCOBY fuels the fermentation process. While sugar is one of the primary ingredients, the SCOBY eats the sugar during fermentation and there is very little sugar left in the final product. So you’re left with a carbonated beverage full of good bacteria with amazing health benefits. Like what, you ask? The good guy probiotics set up camp in your digestive tract and support digestion by keeping bacteria in balance and helping with the absorption of nutrients. And since 80% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract, these beneficial bacteria also support the health of your immune system, keeping illness at bay.
Adding a little booch to a healthy diet can help in maintaining peak immune health which leads to many overall health benefits as well.
But buyer beware, not all kombucha is created equal! If you purchase an already bottled
version, read the label to make sure it’s non-pasturized (to maintain probiotic benefits) and not
loaded with artificial or unnecessary ingredients added. GT’s Synergy Kombucha has been
around a long time and is a favorite bottled version from the grocery shelf. But local is always
better! Stop in at Island Wellness or one of the many other spots in town for a pour of locally
brewed Panacea Brewing Company kombucha fresh from the tap. Cheers to your health!


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