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Anna Paquin Drinks Kombucha; Do You?

True Blood star Anna Paquin was spotted sipping a Synergy drink on her way to a meeting in Venice, CA. Can this drink replace the get-up-and-go effects of a cup of joe?

Synergy beverages are made with mostly raw organic kombucha and five percent real fruit juice. Sometimes referred to as a tea, kombucha is not brewed from mushrooms; it's a colony of bacteria and yeast, which is added to tea or, in this case, fruit juice and allowed to ferment. Kombucha has been used for centuries throughout the world as a health tonic since it contain beneficial probiotics, enzymes, and antioxidants. According to Mayo Clinic, "health benefits attributed to Kombucha tea include stimulating the immune system, preventing cancer, and improving digestion and liver function." The thing is, though, there isn't any scientific data performed on humans to back this up, but that also doesn't mean it won't benefit the body.

So while kombucha won't necessarily "restore and rejuvenate" Anna's body, I guess it's worth a try. Tell me, do you drink kombucha for health benefits?

et-moi et-moi 7 years
I love original and ginger kombucha! I swear by it if I'm having a bad day or feeling "off". . . it definitely puts me in a better mood after drinking it
nslods nslods 7 years
I don't remember what brand of Kombucha I bought, but it was ginger flavored. It was a little rough to get over the smell of it, but I think I'd have to drink one or two more to get a real opinion on it.
pamela87 pamela87 7 years
I loooovvve ginger and cranberry kombucha!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
I loooove it, but I get the kind that's 100%, not 95% kombucha and 5% fruit juice. Unfortunately, it's expensive so I only get it as an occasional treat.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I actually love it. Don't buy it often because it's so expensive, but it's great for balancing you out when you're taking antibiotics or something.
AMP AMP 7 years
I LOVE Kombucha! I wish I were rich so I could drink it every day. It definitely helps my digestive system along. I like the gingerade flavor best.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My friend drinks it and although I'm sure it's very healthy, it's just not for me...I can't get over the taste of it.
originalamy originalamy 7 years
Yes, I love original Kombucha!
nikisix nikisix 7 years
I've tried to like these, but I can't. I gag on the floaty things.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
lynnea - note that the mayo clinic article you posted refers to the dangers of kombucha being connected with brewing it at home. The vast majority of the people who get seriously ill from kombucha are people who try and brew it themselves. Since it's fermented, a lot can go wrong. The bottled Kombucha from Synergy is as safe as any bottled beverage.
hlj504 hlj504 7 years
I loooooove Kombucha. My favorite is the cranberry flavor, but I totally understand that it's a love/hate thing. But I happen to love it and have one every morning! If nothing else, I figure the probiotics and whatnot are good for me.
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 7 years
yucky! tastes like bad wine.
shannonriver shannonriver 7 years
My husband and I split a bottle of peach kombucha last week. Definitely an acquired taste. I'd love to love the stuff, but I'm not sure it'll happen.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Yes! There's two things I love about it: 1) it has less than 100 calories but really makes you feel full when you drink it, due to the fizziness. . . so it's good on afternoons at work when my lunch isn't keeping me full and I'm short on snacks; and 2) it wakes up me even though it doesn't have caffeine!
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 7 years
I love it and my digestive tract is much happier for it! They do become addictive once you get used to the taste.
michlny michlny 7 years
I am so addicted to these drinks! I take one for after the gym every day. Some days I have three or four! It's quite the expensive habit!! I am very healthy but so is my lifestyle in general. I will say though, they are an acquired taste. I hated it the first time I tried I can't live without.
Deidre Deidre 7 years
I've tasted, and I decline. The stuff is pretty funky, and just not for me.
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