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Have You Tried This Popular New Drink? Make Kombucha Yourself!

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KHQ.COM - Kombucha has become a very popular drink recently with dozens of flavors to choose from. My personal favorite is the Synergy Organic and Raw Kombucha with Chia Seeds. What I love about the drink is that it tastes great, is low in calories and sugar, completely natural and has a variety of health benefits.

While "Kombucha" sounds like a really fancy word, it's really just another name for fermented tea. Kombucha contains high levels of antioxidants, b-vitamins, probiotics and glucaric acid. Other health benefits include:

*liver detoxification
*improved pancreas function
*increased energy
*better digestion
*improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression)
*kills Candida (yeast)
*helps nutrient assimilation”

I love the Kombucha that has Chia seeds in it for all the added nutrients and health benefits as well. Chia seeds contain essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, silicon, and anti-oxidants.

Now, while this drink is delicious and a great addition to your every day diet, it can get a little spendy as each bottle costs just under $4.00, less if you can find it on sale. 

So, if you are looking to become a regular drinker of Kombucha and you have some time, it really is not that hard to make Kombucha yourself!

Really, all you need is:

*1 gallon glass jar, no lid
*adhesive aquarium thermometer
*piece of cotton fabric to cover the top
*1 cup sugar
*6-8 black / green tea bags
*starter SCOBY
*2 weeks
*bottles...

If you try it, make sure to let us know what you think!

WATCH the video above for helpful tips or check out this website for instructions to get you started: http://tinyurl.com/lyx3ebx

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