One of the most common questions we get about enjoying our Booch is ‘what is the best time to consume kombucha? Luckily, there’s no hard and fast rule or ‘one time suits all’ approach, kombucha can be enjoyed at any time of the day as a little pick me up when you feel you need it most.
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
If it takes you a little while to get going in the morning, or you struggle with feeling sluggish, kombucha can provide you with a great natural lift to kickstart your day. It’s a great low caffeine alternative to coffee or tea, so you can enjoy a little boost without the dreaded crash! It has also been suggested that consuming kombucha on an empty stomach may also help to balance your gut bacteria to aid digestion throughout the day.
If you have a more sensitive stomach, you may find that your body reacts better once you have eaten. If this applies to you, start with smaller amounts gradually to build up your tolerance. If you are a Blueberry lover then you can try our amazing Blueberry Kaffir Kombucha that is fermented from organic blueberries and fresh kaffir leaves.
PAIR IT WITH YOUR MEALS
At Dr.Booch, we love pairing our booch with different foods and coming up with exciting recipes that incorporate our booch. There are tons of ways you can enjoy your booch with food.
Drinking kombucha with or after a meal is thought to aid digestion. The carbonation of kombucha may also make you feel more full, which can be useful if your goal is weight loss. Opting for a kombucha can help to rebalance the gut and provide you with a sweet (yet relatively low sugar) treat to keep your sugar cravings at bay.
IN THE EVENING
After a long day, we know how tempting it can be to reach for a glass of Soda or a beer, but it’s not exactly healthy, especially on a regular basis during the week. Kombucha can be a great replacement for soda, with a slightly acidic taste and an array of interesting and delicious flavors to explore.
KOMBUCHA AT NIGHT
Kombucha is typically made from black, green, or oolong tea, which can contain caffeine. Though the caffeine content is less after fermentation, there is still caffeine present in the finished brew – about 10 to 25 mg of caffeine per cup (for reference, a cup of coffee contains about 40 mg). If you are sensitive to caffeine, it’s best not to consume kombucha in the hours before bed.