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There's Now A Super Easy Way To Make Kombucha At Home Thanks to SodaStream

Women's Health UK logo Women's Health UK 18/09/2020 Abigail Buchanan
a bottle of wine: If you're missing your local coffee shop or fizzy drink fix, you can now make kombucha in a Sodastream at home. More at womenshealthmag.com/uk. © Provided by Women's Health UK If you're missing your local coffee shop or fizzy drink fix, you can now make kombucha in a Sodastream at home. More at womenshealthmag.com/uk.

Few drinks have attained the hipster status of kombucha – the fermented, fizzy, slightly sweet drink made from black or green tea. Far from being just another fad for Whole Foods shoppers, kombucha has real health benefits: its probiotics are good for your gut, can help make your skin look great, too, and it's proven to lower cholesterol.

So, you can imagine the stir this news has caused amongst team WH – thanks to SodaStream, there's now a super easy way to make your own kombucha at home. Um, yep, we like that.

Sodastream has partnered with Soda Press Co. to launch certified organic kombucha concentrate that you can fizz up at home.

a bottle of wine: Kombucha - Passionfruit and Mandarin Twin Pack © sodastream.co.uk Kombucha - Passionfruit and Mandarin Twin Pack

£15.98

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Why buy?

Well, it packs in one billion live probiotics per serving (double that of a standard kombucha). It's also organic, sweetener-free and low in sugar – perfect for those who are trying to kick a Diet Coke addiction. No judgement here.

a bottle of wine: Kombucha Twin Pack © sodastream.co.uk Kombucha Twin Pack

£15.98

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Each twin pack of organic kombucha costs £15.98, comes in original or passionfruit and mandarin flavours and should make you 24 bottles of deliciously fizzy kombucha. Oh, and you can also use it to make a Pornstar Martini. SOLD.

The health benefits of kombucha

Kombucha, along with other fermented foods such as kefir and kimchi, is having a moment – one Google brings up supposed benefits of drinking it that range from the believable (gut-boosting probiotics) to the absurd (that it's a healing elixir than can solve health problems from hair loss to diabetes).

As with all "superfoods", utilise a healthy scepticism when reading about kombucha's health benefits online.

That's not to say that fermented foods aren't good for you – evidence suggests that they are – but experts warn against using them as a cure-all. You should always be aiming for a balanced, varied diet instead of relying on one food for a boost. However, if you are interested in the health benefits of kombucha, keep reading:

1. It boosts gut health

Like other fermented foods, kombucha is said to aid digestion thanks to its probiotic content.

2. It helps inflammation

The tea that kombucha is made of is rich in antioxidants, and some research has found the drink has anti inflammatory properties.

3. It's a healthier alternative to other fizzy drinks

Kombucha is lower in sugar than processed fizzy drinks like Coke and Pepsi so, if you find yourself regularly reaching for a can as an afternoon pick-me-up, kombucha could be a healthier and less-processed way to get your fizzy drink fix.

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