What Does Water Kefir Taste Like?
One of the many questions I receive when they see the "Wall of Thirst" (my tapping system of fermented drinks) I have set up at market is "What's the difference between kombucha and kefir?" There are several differences that you should know. ⠀
From a production standpoint, kombucha is simply just fermented sweetened tea. So in order to make a healthy bacterial-enriched drink you need 4 things: tea (probably black tea), sugars (food source), water (the "playground"), and a SCOBY (a combination of bacteria and yeasts). By mixing these things together, I like to say it's a "play date" of probiotics. The SCOBY hangout at the playground eating the sugars and the caffeine from the tea, all the while producing yeasts and a bit of alcohol for us to consume. It has a distinctive taste of something sour or tart or vinegary which comes from the production of acetic acids. Simple, right? ⠀If you want to learn more, listen to or download the podcast, click the link.
How To Stimulate Bowel Movement
There is a correlation between bowel movements and probiotics. It's often asked do probiotics cause bowel movements? Understanding that there is a physiological reason why when someone consumes probiotics or eats fermented foods why probiotics cause bowel movements.
Today I'm going to be talking about probiotics, and bowel movements. I know, great stuff. But, inevitably, people do ask when they take probiotics, or drink kombucha, or kefir. They end up going to the bathroom, and they want to know the reasons why. They think that it's a laxative, or maybe have questions associated with that, and I'm here to tell you that probiotics are not a laxative. Their main job, their main physiological function is to go in and break up sugars and starches in your body.
These podcasts are an extension of me sharing what I believe is the source to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually: a strong gut.