The kombucha cult has spread far and wide over the past few years. Now, the fermented beverage isn't just found at organic grocery stores, it can be bought at mega-stores like Walmart. But how healthy is kombucha?
Medical journals haven't backed up the claims of kombucha lovers; on the contrary, some researchers go as far to say people shouldn't drink it at all, as kombucha isn't healthy. Indeed, there have been plenty of documented medical cases with kombucha to blame.
Celebrities and true believers in the kombucha cult may say otherwise, regardless of which side science is backing. After all, it's touted as a cure-all for almost anything, loaded with good-for-you probiotics and bacteria.
Despite anecdotal evidence claiming otherwise, you may not want to forgo your antibiotics just yet.
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