Fermented milks and kombucha

By JamesMcL Latest Reply 2014-12-30 16:27:59 -0600
Started 2014-12-27 17:43:02 -0600

I realize there are simple carbohydrates in the fermentation process of kombucha, and milk kefir and yogurts . Are these food / drinks good or bad for those with Type 2 Diabetes?
Are the sugars broken down or will they affect blood glucose readings?

9 replies

GabbyPA 2014-12-28 10:31:50 -0600 Report

As Steve mentioned, fermented foods are good for our internal gut flora. It helps us digest our foods better and gives is better over all health. Finding yogurts with "LIVE" and "ACTIVE" cultures though can be difficult. You have to read the labels very carefully and choose well. The same goes for Kefir.

Just count those carbs as you would any other carb. If you buy unflavored types, you can add your own flavor and control what is in your food better.

What is kombucha?

jeb43l 2014-12-28 22:32:03 -0600 Report

I drink kombucha quite often…it is a raw drink that helps me a lot..I don't yogurts too much carbs and sugars…affects my eczema

GabbyPA 2014-12-29 08:03:40 -0600 Report

So can you make this yourself or do you purchase it?

JamesMcL 2014-12-30 16:27:59 -0600 Report

Kombucha is simply 6 to 8 bags of tea steeped 20 minutes, add 1 to 1.5 cups white sugar, cool to room temperature , then add a cup or more starter ( already brewed kombucha) and a kombucha scoby. That measure is for a gallon.
It is to be brewed in glass , vas it gets acidic , for a week or longer depending on tartness. The tarter the less sugar.
The glass container should be covered with a breathable cover; coffee filter, tee shirt or a tight knit towel ; and secured with a rubber band.

JamesMcL 2014-12-28 14:08:20 -0600 Report

Kombucha is a fermented tea product , which results in a refreshing apple ciderish flavored drink. The fermented products I would be using would be of the homemade variety , such as, Caspian Sea Yogurt and Milk Kifer from grains and whole milk.

haoleboy 2014-12-27 17:56:05 -0600 Report

cultured and fermented foods are quite beneficial to blood glucose (and cholesterol) control… I consume them as often as practical.


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