Have you tried the increasingly popular drink, Kombucha? Kombucha is an ancient Asian probiotic tea, naturally fermented with a living colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha has been noted to have numerous health benefits. It improves digestion, boosts your immunity, and can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. This tangy, vinegar-like drink can also increase your energy, reduce joint pain, and is thought to even prevent cancer. Kombucha demand is on the rise, and you can find it in most convenient stores or even make it yourself at home. With Crohn’s Disease however, all foods are questionable. It can be quite the guessing game as to whether or not it will be tolerated. Sure, this probiotic drink has many health benefits, but it also has sugar, caffeine, and small traces of alcohol, – ingredients that could potentially cause problems for people with Crohn’s. But if it can be tolerated, kombucha could add some much needed probiotics to your gut. So, we would love to know:
- Have you tried Kombucha?
- Do you like the taste?
- Do you have any problems digesting Kombucha?
- Have you seen any benefits from drinking this probiotic beverage?
- Have you ever tried to make it yourself?
* PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS MERELY AN OPINION BLOG. THE RESEARCH AND INFORMATION COVERED IN THIS BLOG IS OPEN TO PUBLIC DOMAIN FOR DISCUSSION. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY FORMAL MEDICAL BACKGROUND. WE SIMPLY WANT TO SHARE AND DISCUSS FOODS FOR THOSE WITH CROHN’S DISEASE. BECAUSE PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM CROHN’S DISEASE TOLERATE A VARIETY OF FOODS DIFFERENTLY, RECIPES OFTEN NEED SPECIFIC ALTERATIONS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL. GET CREATIVE! LEAVE OUT THE FOODS THAT DON’T WORK FOR YOU AND USE THE FOODS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. HAPPY COOKING!!