Kombucha has been known to reduce blood sugar and HbA1C levels by improving insulin secretion and reducing inflammation in the gut microbiome. The fermented drink which is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and fizzy is made using tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Kombucha boasts of having multiple benefits including boosting immunity to improving gut, liver and even mental health thanks to the probiotics, vitamins and enzymes in it. It is fastly gaining popularity among fitness enthusiasts as a better choice when compared to beer which is known to cause higher sugar levels.
Fermentation is a process where yeast converts the glucose to ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas, thus giving the brewed drink its alcohol content and carbonation. Both beer and kombucha are created by fermenting sugar but the types of sugars are different.
Beer is brewed by fermenting the staple element which is called Wort., which is a malt-sugar solution made up of both Simple and Complex Sugars; the most predominant of which is Maltose.
However when it comes to Kombucha, it can only ferment Simple Sugars such as Glucose and Sucrose, and forgets how to break down more complex sugars, making it a better choice and a healthier alternative to beer.
Hence Kombucha is a low calorie drink that has multiple benefits like to aid in digestion, detoxifying, boosting immunity, weight loss, controlling high blood pressure and preventing heart disease and cancer.