We love kombucha so much that we drink it morning, noon, and night! But is there a better time to drink kombucha? And how much should you drink to enjoy its benefits?
This article will answer all your questions about when, how, and why to drink kombucha!
Why Drink Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fizzy, tangy beverage that has captured many hearts!
First, kombucha tastes delicious: it has an addictive tangy aftertaste!
It is also consumed for its fizzy and energizing side, as well as for its scientifically proven benefits (probiotics, vitamins…).
Moreover, kombucha is 5 times less sweet than a soft beverage! A good glass of kombucha easily replaces sweetened or alcoholic beverages.
When to Drink Kombucha?
Kombucha can be drunk any time of the day, depending on your preferences!
Drinking Kombucha in the Morning
Many people like to start the day with a good kombucha!
Kombucha contains a little caffeine, which comes from the tea used in the fermentation process. A good glass of kombucha is a great way to start the day!
However, some people may find the acidity of kombucha upsetting on an empty stomach. Try small amounts to start with and see if it works for you!
Drinking Kombucha With Meals
Many kombucha enthusiasts love to drink it with meals. Its tangy taste and bubbles stimulate the taste buds. Kombucha also contains enzymes, which can help with digestion.
You can enjoy a good kombucha before, during, or after a meal, depending on your mood.
Drinking Kombucha in the Evening
Feel like swapping beer for kombucha in the evening? Why not!
However, kombucha contains a little caffeine. Therefore, it may keep you awake if you are sensitive to caffeine.
How Much Kombucha Should You Drink per Day?
There is no universal optimal amount of kombucha to drink per day. The ideal amount varies from one person to another!
If this is your first time drinking kombucha, start with small amounts to see how your body reacts. One glass of kombucha a day is enough to start acclimating your stomach and microbiota.
Depending on how you feel, gradually increase the amount if desired.
Keep in mind that everyone is different. Some people are satisfied with a small glass of kombucha a day, while others may drink more than 2 litres.
Can You Drink Kombucha Every Day?
Yes, if you want to, you can drink kombucha every day!
In fact, many people prefer to drink smaller amounts of kombucha regularly, rather than the occasional large amount. This way, they get more out of the benefits of kombucha.
Can You Drink Too Much Kombucha?
Yes, it is possible to drink too much kombucha, just like it is possible to drink too much water or coffee!
A word of advice: if you are no longer thirsty, stop drinking ;)
It is important to note that kombucha contains sugar, caffeine, and a small amount of alcohol. It is up to you to determine how much you want to include in your diet.
Can You Drink Kombucha While Pregnant?
Although kombucha is a safe drink to consume and prepare at home, it is not recommended for pregnant women.
Fermentation generates traces of alcohol in kombucha. In addition, kombucha is acidic and contains traces of caffeine. It is therefore not recommended for pregnant women. (ref.)
Where Can I Find Kombucha?
Kombucha is readily available in grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, or health food shops.
However, the easiest (and least expensive!) way is to make your own kombucha in your kitchen!
In a few simple steps and with a little patience, you can make as much kombucha as you want without leaving your home.
Want to know more? Check out our guide on How to make kombucha at home.