Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Kombucha and gut health

Sponsored: Kombucha and gut health

Question: I have been having a lot of stomach issues. Do you think drinking kombucha could help?

Answer: It’s a little concerning to hear that you have been having stomach issues, so first off it would be advisable to see your physician to be checked out to see what is causing these stomach problems and discomfort. While there have been anecdotal claims about health and gut health benefits to drinking kombucha; any real scientific research demonstrating these benefits is lacking. Part of the issue is that there can be a lot of variability between different types of kombucha based on how they are made, ingredients, amount of alcohol and even how long they are stored at the supermarket or in your home.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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