Yep, we get it – water is best to keep kids healthy and hydrated. But sometimes plain old H2O gets a big fat H2-NO. You need something that feels like a treat without giving them a giant dose of sugar.
Unfortunately, sugar-free drinks aren’t always what they’ve cracked up to be. But that’s where kombucha comes in. Kids love it because it tastes great, and parents love it because it’s sugar-free and chock full of healthy stuff.
So, is kombucha OK for kids? Let’s find out.
What is kombucha made from?
We know you’re worried about exactly what goes into the food and drinks you give your kids, so we’ve made it easy for you. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in kombucha and how it’s made.
Traditional kombucha usually contains three ingredients:
- Live cultures, known as a SCOBY (which stands for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeasts).
Kombucha-makers combine the three ingredients, then leave the mixture alone to do its thing (a process known as fermentation). During this fermentation:
- The cultures scoff all the sugar and caffeine in the brew (especially with longer fermentations like Nexba’s 40-day brew!).
- They produce organic acids, vitamins (in particular, Vitamin B and Vitamin C), amino acids and enzymes.
- The cultures also encourage happy gut buddies in the form of super-powerful probiotic microorganisms to grow.
Why Nexba Kombucha is going to be the drink of choice in your house
We’re stoked to that so many families tag us on Instagram to tell us that our kombucha is a regular in their shopping basket. And the main reason why?
Nexba Kombucha tastes incredible, which means kids absolutely love it (we reckon it’s ‘cos they love our stash of kid-friendly flavours such as Mixed Berry, Mango and Apple, Pear and Ginger. But you be the judge!).
Plus, there’s absolutely nothing artificial and no sugar in them either.