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Coffee vs Kombucha

May 25, 2017

If there’s one drink that has a more dedicated following than kombucha, it’s coffee. Both drinks give us a boost of energy, but they do so in different ways, and have different effects on our bodies. Here’s a breakdown of coffee vs kombucha:

 

Coffee

Coffee is an ancient drink steeped from roasted beans from the coffee tree (Coffea arabica or Coffea robusta). It originates in east Africa, the coffee tree’s native habitat. It is currently the second-most traded commodity in the world, behind oil.

 

How it works

Coffee contains high amounts of caffeine, a compound that stimulates our central nervous system. (Fun fact: caffeine is technically the world’s most popular psychoactive drug). When we drink it, coffee gives our brains a boost, making us feel more focused and less drowsy. The only problem: when the caffeine wears off, the body experiences an energy crash.

 

Kombucha

Another ancient drink, kombucha is sweetened black tea that’s been fermented with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Effervescent, with a deliciously refreshing tangy flavor, it’s been consumed for thousands of years as a health tonic. Kombucha is believed to originate in ancient China.

 

How it works

Kombucha contains trace amounts of caffeine, thanks to the black tea that it’s made from, but most of its energizing properties come from a wealth of B vitamins, chelated iron and probiotics. This drink also contains electrolytes and potent antioxidants, and may help increase metabolism and regulate blood sugar. The result is a healthy, energizing drink without the crash.

 

Coffee vs Kombucha: Conclusion

Both coffee and kombucha can give you a boost of energy to start your day, but it’s kombucha that will keep you going. While most people love to drink both, kombucha is a healthy alternative if you’re trying to kick the coffee habit, and it comes with a wealth of health benefits too!

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