Do You Know What's in Your Kombucha?

Brewing Kombucha comes with responsibilities. We are well aware of both the privilege and responsibility that comes with being your trusted source of the might brew, here at TONICKA.

Did you know that alcohol is a by-product of fermenting Kombucha? More importantly, when some Kombuchas are left out of the fridge or not cared for properly, they can turn dangerously alcoholic. Not ours though!

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Anthony Stevenson
5 Tips To Stay Healthy In Winter

We all know that Winter can be a terribly susceptible time for our human bodies to succumb to coughs and colds and other nasties. However it doesn't have to be that way.

Taking on some simple precautions can not only get us through the colder months in one piece, but even allow us to enjoy and flourish through the middle of the year. We at TONICKA love to look on the brighter side and turn challenges into positive experiences!

Here are five ways to celebrate Winter without it taking a toll on you.

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Mark Schiralli
What is the fastest growing drink on the market?

Do you realise how dramatically our Kombucha-loving numbers are growing? We like to keep you abreast of all things happening in the world of Kombucha - after all, we eat, DRINK and sleep this stuff. 

Clearly the word is starting to spread, as we as a society get more serious about reducing our sugar-intake and about shoring up our gut health. Mainstream media, such as news.com.au are well and truly onboard with the trend.

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Mark Schiralli
Not All Kombuchas Are The Same

We have a slogan here at TONICKA, "Not All Kombuchas Are The Same." We don't just say it to be elitist or to promote how amazing our brews taste - there's more to it than that.

The thing is, there are so many variations of Kombucha brewer out there, that you simply don't always know what you're getting. Amazing taste is one thing, however, consistent makeup of each beverage from a nutrients and alcohol-level standpoint is another. 

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Mark Schiralli
If you really want sugar, eat it

Sugar has become such an ingrained part of the modern diet for so many of us. It's on television, in print media, on billboards, all over our supermarkets and of course, it's made our way into our kitchens.

Unfortunately though, increasingly we're becoming aware of the health dangers attached to excessive refined sugar consumption. Films such as the recent That Sugar Film and campaigns like I Quit Sugar are educating us all on what sugar does to the body. Excess calories can lead to obesity and diseases like cancer. 

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Mark Schiralli
Kombucha: making the healthy switch from alcoholic drinks

As many of us wind down from a Friday and Saturday night back-to-back dose of alcohol-induced celebrations, it's worth a timely reminder of the many health benefits that people experience when they make a lifestyle change away from alcohol. 

Sure, alcohol and its relaxation-effects bring joy to a lot of people's lives. However, the great thing is, improving your health doesn't have to involve total abstinence. The first and easiest step is often simply reduction. Everything in small doses, right?

That cut-back in booze can have dramatic impacts on your body and mind. Tremendously positive impacts. 

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Mark Schiralli
Cooking with Kombucha: healthy, delicious and different!

When was the last time you incorporated something genuinely new and interesting into your regular cooking repertoire? Well, you can thank us later for not only adding a new element of taste to your kitchen, but one with remarkable health benefits too.

Thankfully, the world has increasingly wised up to the one-two punch of Kombucha as a beverage option, with its delicious taste, coupled with a prebiotic and probiotic boost for your gut health. You've read the title to this article already, so you're well prepared to have your mind blown: did you know that Kombucha not only can be a refreshing drink, but can also be used in your cooking?

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Mark Schiralli
Kombucha Consternation for Co-Workers

Kombucha just keeps on growing in popularity. We hear increasingly more stories of the love that people have for the delicious and healthy brew.

The latest example of passionate kombucha fans comes from well-known co-working space, WeWork in San Francisco, California. The co-working venue recently swapped out their in-house beer taps for kegs of kombucha in order to comply with alcohol licensing laws - a fine choice if you ask us here at Tonicka.

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Mark Schiralli