kombucha
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Education, Nutrition
First documented in China more than 2,000 years ago, kombucha has recently achieved cult status in the United States, but what is it? What it is:  Kombucha is a delicious, effervescent beverage that's made by fermenting black tea and sugar. Over several days, a pancake-shaped mixture of friendly bacteria, yeasts, and enzymes, called a scoby, feeds on the sugar, creating a slightly fermented tonic. Why it's good for you:  Kombucha naturally contains probiotics, B-vitamins, and organic acids (acetic, gluconic, and lactic). According to Delicious Living, "Kombucha is purported to do everything from cure the common cold to boost energy levels to sharpen eyesight. Research [...]

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