Kombuch Making Tips: Cool Down With Homemade Kombucha Tea

A candid question and answer with Scott Grzybek, co-owner of Zukay Live Foods based here locally in the Pennsylvania area. Zukay was named after the word ‘Tsuke’, which in Japanese means pickled.

You would have to live in a bubble to have not heard the phrase “don’t eat processed or refined foods.” Because, at least for the past couple of decades, an increased awareness about the hazards of highly processed foods have been making their way into the mindsets of the public. But what does this mean in practical terms in our microwave, quick-fix, gotta-have-it-now culture we live in when we are faced with a barrage of advertising promoting this low-fat treat or that low-carb something-or-other? When was the last time you saw a commercial promoting broccoli or carrots?

In this short article it’s impossible to cover every aspect regarding healthier food choices. However, if common sense prevails a sensible guide to food choices can be made.

Keep in mind, if you’ve been consuming a mostly sugar based diet, you probably won’t want to go cold turkey right away. Cut back by little by little each week until you feel ready to take it all out. And be prepared for cravings, moodiness, irritability and fatigue. Your body is used to using sugar as it’s primary source of fuel and it can take some time to wean off this. Those that do go cold turkey with success usually report a two to three day period of fairly intense misery.

If a blood test or breathalyzer test is admissible, make sure this evidence is brought to trial. If it isn’t, you should look for methods of proving the intoxicated state. Some state laws state that those driving under 21 with even a salah mejri in Houston alcohol is considered a DUI. Look into side laws such as these to prove that the offender has clearly violated the law and should be held responsible.

When we think of tea with health benefits, the first thing that comes to mind is green tea. Black tea and white tea both come from the same kombucha alcohol plant as green tea so all kinds of teas may have health benefits. Here is a list of some top teas that claim to boost your immune system through certain polyphenols and flavenoids, both of which can’t be found in coffee.

Flax seeds: Is a good plant source of omega-3 fatty acid, a different fat chain of omega-3 than fish oil. A photolytic compound called ‘lignans’ found in flax seeds is also a good source of fiber. Flax seeds are nutritionally better for you than flax seed oil. Grinding the seeds is preferred, as they are very small and are better absorbed by the body. A pepper mill works great for this, and you can eat the ground seeds on cereals, salads, and more.

I’d love to hear from others with an allergy to the smell or just being in proximity to their allergen. How do you cope with it? Does my house now need to be a milk free zone? Perhaps my husband can have his own fridge in the garage where he can have his breakfast and cup of tea – I’m sure he’d love that! So far it hasn’t happened with just one other milky drink in the room, but is it just a matter of time? or am I just panicking about nothing?

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