Healthy Elixir Tasting
Join us for an informative evening of fun and a fermented tea (Kombucha) tasting. Learn the secrets of this drink hailed as the “immortal health elixir” and all it’s medicinal benefits. A representative from Counter Culture will be on hand to provide tastings of its many flavors and valuable information.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
99 SE Mizner Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL. 33432
Space is limited……get your tickets today! $20.00
We will have bottles available for purchase.
Hailed as the “immortal health elixir,” kombucha has been regarded as a panacea for over 2,000 years. Thought to have originated in Asia, kombucha spread from the Far East to Eastern Europe with its legendary reputation as the tea that promotes wellness. Today, kombucha is a popular staple among the health and wellness crowd all over the world.
The secret to kombucha’s allure begins with its bacteria culture, also known as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). This rubbery organism is placed in sweetened black or green tea and left to ferment for about a week in a glass container. As the culture digests the sugar, it produces a plethora of organic acids, enzymes, amino acids, B vitamins, and vitamin C.
This process creates an acidic probiotic beverage that nurtures healthy bacteria in the body and facilitates digestion. Additionally, this acid helps inhibit the growth of bad bacteria, especially Candida.
Health benefits of kombucha:
Kombucha is most known for its ability to detox the body. The enzymes and probiotics that form as a result of the fermentation process help to detox your system and ensure that the good bacteria remain active. Additionally, the large quantity of enzymes reduces your body’s pancreatic load and lessens the burden on your liver.
Kombucha contains a high number of glucosamines which help to prevent joint degeneration. Glucosamines offer joints moisture, lubrication, and flexibility which helps protect against free radical damage. Kombucha also produces vitamin B3, which helps to open up blood vessels and improve blood flow to arthritic joints.
Kombucha is known to improve digestion and nutrient assimilation. Its high content of probiotic bacteria and yeast help to protect your gut and ward off parasites and pathogens. It is particularly successful at minimizing Candida.
Packed with antioxidants, kombucha is said to enhance your immune system and energy levels. The fermentation process encourages the growth of probiotics, which help to maintain a healthy and strong immune system.
Source: Institute of Integrative Nutrition