Kombucha is a popular fermented drink, with some scholars saying it began 200 years ago, and others saying it’s been around more than 1,000 years. People love kombucha so much not just for the unique, acidic taste, but for the health benefits that supposedly come from the drink. While no one has proven whether this drink actually does yield results, it’s clear we’re drinking way too much of it.
A lot of people claim the probiotics present in kombucha are very transformative in terms of gut health. While a lot of people do experience this benefit, it’s not scientifically proven. However, research does tell us whether it’s beneficial or not, it shouldn’t be consumed in high quantities.
First of all, your body doesn’t need so many probiotics at once. In fact, if you eat or drink something with a lot of probiotics too quickly, you actually might experience bloating or discomfort, the opposite of the intended goal. Secondly, kombucha needs a lot of sugar to ferment, so when you consume that much sugar, your body doesn’t respond well to it. The general consensus is to drink 4 oz maximum 3 times a day, so make sure the next time you pick it up at the market to ration it out appropriately.