Mint and lemon kombucha

Mint and lemon kombucha

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered kombucha, which they named “immortal health elixir” for its many health benefits. Kombucha is a mix of bacteria and yeast. To this day, it is still highly regarded as a potent tea with many healing properties.

Kombucha has potent antioxidant benefits, boosts the immune system, aids in weight loss, and helps regulate blood sugar.

The great thing about kombucha is that it can be combined with fresh, healthy ingredients to boost the benefits even more and to add delicious flavors.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this mint and lemon kombucha recipe.

Cucumbers:
They are an excellent source of caffeic acid and vitamin C, two antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce signs of aging and overall health..

Lemons:
They are often used in detox diets because of their ability to aid in digestion, clean the system, and flush out unwanted toxins from the body. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which absorbs water and flushes it out of your system, which helps you lose weight. Lemon juice also helps alkalize the body, which is essential to keep bodily functions at their best.

Mint:
This refreshing organic herb is a favorite for teas and mouth care because of its refreshing properties. An animal study published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal showed that peppermint extract was able to reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

Ingredients:

1 cup of filtered water
1 cup of kombucha (homemade or store-bought)
1/2 a lemon, sliced
a handful ogmint leaves
1/2 a cucumber, sliced

Directions:

Add lemon and mint to a BPA-free bowl
Mash the lemon and mint lightly with a wooden spoon to release juices
Add 1 cup of kombucha and 1 cup of filtered water
Add the cucumber slices
Pour into a cup and drink immediately
This recipe makes two servings

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this mint and lemon kombucha recipe!

As always: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet and see if this is right for you. This drink is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

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REFERENCES:
1. “18 Healthy Reasons to Sip Kombucha.” GreenMedInfo.com. GreenMedInfo.com, 14 Aug. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.
2. “Metabolic Profile of Offspring from Diabetic Wistar Rats Treated with Mentha Piperita (Peppermint).” Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 7 Apr. 2011. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.

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