Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oncoming Headlights Do Not Bother Me As Much

I've recently started drinking kombucha, thanks mostly to Carol's homebrewing. (Seriously, I greatly appreciate it, Carol.) Since I've been carrying around jars of the stuff, people have been asking me about the gelatinous jellyfish thing floating in my tea.

Thus, I have to explain kombucha. ("It's fermented tea, made with a live bacteria culture, blah, blah, blah. It's really good for you, blah, blah, blah.") Still, people don't understand why I'd want to drink vinegar flavored-tea with bacteria growing in it.

So Carol sent me a list entitled The Benefits of Kombucha, compiled by a Yahoo kombucha group. All the benefits are testimonial and not backed up by medical science. With some consideration to these dubious origins, here are my favorite "benefits":
  • Has brought me into contact with some very caring people
  • Addictive taste
  • Makes a good hair rinse
  • Shrinking large fatty tumor
  • Oncoming headlights do not bother me as much
  • I can see the pupils of my eyes again without glasses
  • Good underarm deodorant
  • For some people; eliminates desire for alcohol, & helping to relax
  • People begin taking responsibility for their own health
Hippies and their homeopathic cures... I will say this: Kombucha has made a significant difference with my digestive health. As for eliminating the desire for alcohol and seeing the pupil of my eyes, I'll let you know.

1 comment:

Foodinese Queen said...

Yay Kombucha! Glad you are enjoying them, even the vinegary batches. How has it positively affected your digestive health?