Wellness

  • An Abridged History of Kombucha

    An Abridged History of Kombucha
    In the last couple of decades, kombucha has risen in popularity in the US.  But the roots of this drink go back thousands of years and span the globe. From the imperial courts of Asia, to prisoner of war camps in Europe, to homemade brews in American backyards, kombucha has traveled the world and remained remarkably unchanged across the years. The Tea of Immortality Though tea was first brewed around 2737 BC under Chinese emperor,...
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  • Deep Dive into the Benefits of Kombucha

    Deep Dive into the Benefits of Kombucha
    A delicious refresher, kombucha has taken the beverage and wellness worlds by storm.  It now lines the drink aisles of many stores and has been credited with multiple health benefits.  It seems as though every problem can be solved with kombucha. We dove into the research to find out which of the claims are true. Probiotics The SCOBY of kombucha does more than give the beverage the unique effervescent taste.  The bacterial component of the...
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  • What is Kombucha?

    What is Kombucha?
    A bubbly, tangy drink, kombucha has taken the beverage industry by storm in the last few years and is expected to grow by over 50% in the next couple of years. With many purported health benefits and a unique flavor this ancient drink is a fresh addition to the supermarket drink aisle. But what is kombucha? It’s a type of tea.  Like yaupon, kombucha is a variation on traditional tea.  While yaupon differs from traditional...
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  • Why Water?

    Why Water?
    Our bodies are about 60% water.  Each day, we lose about 2-3 liters of that water.  That’s why we need to drink water all day long, though at times it feels impossible to reach the magical number of cups we’re told we need.  The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine advise men to drink about 15.5 cups of water and women about 11.5 cups daily. With the plethora of drink options available, it can...
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