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
Could Kombucha protect you from cancer and disease?

When you see the Sydney Morning Herald writing about the drink that we love so much, you know that the mainstream is embracing it. And with good reason.

It turns out that the Eastern wisdom of two millennia ago may be confirmed by Western science in the 21st century.

"A tiny molecule found inside kombucha and other fermented foods - and also produced by our body when we eat fibre - now has science very excited. Australian researchers believe it may play a significant role in our bodies, reducing cancer risk, lowering blood pressure and moderating auto-immune diseases," according to the SMH.

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Mark Schiralli
The Culture of Drinking is Changing

Throughout Australia, the culture of drinking is changing for the better. While there was once a time when teenagers and young adults would drink heavily on a night out, recent statistics show a shift in the numbers. Between 2000 to 2015, the number of teenagers engaging in heavy drinking has dropped significantly, from 70 to 45 percent. 

These statistics suggest that Australia is witnessing a new generation of alcohol-aware teenagers. So, if the culture is changing from consuming booze to staying sober, why is it happening and which drinks are on the menu instead?

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Anthony Stevenson