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Kombucha: 6 questions about the popular drink and how it affects your health (Tanya Choy, SPH)

Kombucha is an ancient drink but is finding newfound popularity in North America. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC News)
Kombucha is an ancient drink but is finding newfound popularity in North America. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC News)

Kombucha tea has become big business in recent years and some of the health claims about the drink have become pretty large as well.

Studies suggest the bacteria and yeast in kombucha could be good for your health — especially gut health.

Tanya Choy, a registered dietitian at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, said there is emerging research that fermented foods could fight for space in the gut and crowd out bad bacteria. That may increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

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