This Is What Drinking Kombucha Can't Do For You

Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that is very popular. It is supposedly full of health benefits and is praised by many people in the health and wellness industry. According to Healthline, this drink is a good source of probiotics and antioxidants. It may also prevent certain diseases like heart disease and cancer. Clearly, there is a lot kombucha can do for you, but there are plenty of things it can't do for you.

To begin with, kombucha can't solve all your stomach problems. Although it contains probiotics, which can improve digestion, drinking too much kombucha may upset your stomach (via Everyday Health). Large amounts can cause nausea and diarrhea. Although this drink is praised by health professionals, it may not be the best drink if you are trying to lose weight. Kombucha contains about eight grams of sugar for every one cup of the drink. Consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain and other health problems. While it's fine to enjoy it in moderation, you shouldn't replace any of your water intake with kombucha.

Kombucha has other negative side effects

According to Medical News Today, drinking kombucha can wreak havoc on your teeth. The fermentation process required to create this drink also creates acids like acetic acid that can erode your teeth. "Drinks that have high-acid levels, such as kombucha, can wear away your teeth, which can lead to decay, sensitivity, and discoloring," Jeffrey Sulitzer, DMD, the lead dentist at SmileDirectClub, told Everyday Health. "I would suggest drinking kombucha through a straw, to help reduce the direct contact the beverage has to your teeth. Directly after you finish your drink, rinse your mouth out with water to help remove the sugars and acidic components from your mouth."

Kombucha can cause health issues for people who have weak immune systems because it contains wild bacteria. The excess caffeine in the drink can also cause side effects of its own like anxiety, irritability, dehydration, nausea, and more. While kombucha does offer some health benefits, it isn't a miracle drink and should only be enjoyed in moderation.