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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kombucha Tea : A Cure of Cancer ?

Is Kombucha tea truly a Health benefit or just another craze!  Kombucha tea is basically a fermented drink which is made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea can be made by adding the bacteria and yeast to sugar and tea, and then doing fermention of this mixture.
Now what are the benefits of Kombucha tea. The ‘supposed’ health benefits of kombucha tea include preventing cancer, improving digestion and liver function. But the important thing is that there is no scientific evidence that this kombucha tea possess these health benefits .  On the other hand, there have also been so called reports of unfavourable effects kombucha tea, like stomach upset, infections including allergic reactions.
Kombucha tea has become extremely in demand recently amongst people specially celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Madonna. They have even been spotted drinking that tea. But there are disputes going on that, is it really an elixir all it claims to be?
Kombucha tea has been existing for more than 2,000 years. The ancient Chinese called it “Immortal Health Elixir.”  Kombucha is basically a colony of bacteria and yeast, which is added to sugar and tea and then allowed to ferment in order to produce Kombucha tea. This is available commercially and can also be made at home easily.
Benefits of Kombucha Tea (as claimed by its Advocates)
1. It detoxifies the body.
2. It increases energy in the body.
3. It sharpens the eyesight.
4. It supports joint recovery.
5. It improves skin elasticity.
6. It improves digestion.
7. It even prevents and fights cancer and arthritis.
In short, there is not any evidence that Kombucha delivers on its so called health claims, and it can’t be ignored that several cases of harm have also been reported, so it may be best for everyone to avoid this drink until further research has been done.

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