What is Kombucha?
In simple terms, kombucha is fermented tea or sometimes referred to as “mushroom tea”. It is most commonly made using black tea and requires a SCOBY (aka “the mother”) and sugar. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast and that’s exactly what it is! It’s the home for good bacteria and yeast that ferments the tea. Have you’ve ever seen a bottle of kombucha and noticed the weird cloudy stuff floating around? That’s the SCOBY!
What are the health benefits?
Kombucha has a wide range of health benefits but it’s most commonly known for containing high amounts of probiotics. As you may already know, probiotics are great for gut health and after being nicknamed our “second brain” we have come to learn the importance of having a healthy gut. Probiotics (aka good bacteria) are great for helping aid in digestion, balancing your gut flora, boosting your immune system and more!
In addition to probiotics, kombucha is also recognized for it’s powerful antioxidants, digestive enzymes, beneficial acids and detoxifying properties.
Where can I get kombucha?
At Green Life Market we carry a variety of kombuchas at all three of our locations. Our most popular kombucha is our kombucha on tap from AquaVitea. If you’ve never tried kombucha before it’s a great way to taste it and see what it’s like! Other customer favorites include GT’s Kombucha , Health-Ade Organic Kombucha, Live Soda Kombucha, Buchi, Kevita and more.
It’s that time of year again and Cold and Flu season is upon us! Almost like clockwork, we see our customers coming in asking for the best products to help boost their immune system and beat the winter season. We know how overwhelming it can be to choose a seasonal immune support supplement, so we’ve decided to highlight one of our best-selling immune products to help you stay healthy this winter.
Most people who know about beneficial mushrooms understand their support for immune health*. More and more research recognizes that mushrooms also provide essential nutrients to support a wide range of body systems, from cardiovascular, neurological and digestive systems, to lung health, blood sugar, brain, and even liver health*.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Most people have heard of the term “GMO” but very few know what the term stands for or what it means. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. By definition, it is “an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there.” These genes could come from a variety of places including, bacteria, viruses, insects, animals and even humans.
Vegan – Gluten Free – Dairy Free
If you’re looking for a simple and hearty meal, then you must try this risotto! We’ve jam packed this recipe full of organic mixed vegetables to keep it super healthy and yet still satisfying. We love working with risotto because it’s easy to make and there are so many different ways to get creative with it. You can use it as a side dish and keep it simple or make it as your main course and fill it with lots of vegetables and protein!