Kombucha is thought to potentially provide probiotics, or "good" bacteria, that can improve digestion, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, prevent leaky gut syndrome, and much more. All the publicity surrounding kombucha and its associated health benefits leads to the question: how much of it is legitimate?
We’ve been led to believe that artificial sweeteners, like those in diet sodas, are “healthy” and that natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, and agave are not because of their high fructose content. Are artificial sweeteners the answer to the health problems that can come from a sugar-rich diet? The truth is not so black and white.
Gluten this, gluten that. These days, it seems that everyone considers cutting gluten out of their diet. Others are forced to do so because their body reacts violently to the wheat protein.