If the kombucha you’re drinking is raw, authentic and hasn’t been second fermented with fruit juice or artificial sweeteners, then yes, it’s a great choice for those on a keto plan. It’s a delicious, lightly sparkling drink that has all the benefits of probiotics, amino acids and antioxidants that are fantastic for your skin, hair and nails. (You can read more about that here.)
There are a couple of things to consider, however, when you are selecting a kombucha that is low carb and low sugar.
Choosing a store bought kombucha is going to be the safest bet for people on a keto diet. This is because it can be really difficult to monitor the sugar levels and tell the carbs in homemade kombucha.
Our Two Boys Brew Kombucha contains 3g of carbohydrates per 100ml, and when it comes to sugar, kombucha wins hands down over the majority of soft drinks on the market. Our kombucha sits at 2.5g of sugar per 100ml. For the most popular soft drinks on the market you are looking at between 8 - 12g of sugar per 100ml, and an average fruit juice comes in at about 9g per 100ml.
When choosing a kombucha that’s keto-friendly, it’s important to do your research in order to choose the right one.
Some kombucha brands on the market will second ferment their brews and include fruit juice to enhance the flavour. This is where the sugar creeps in. And be careful with brands that label themselves as ‘kombucha no sugar’, as often they will have added sweeteners.
At Two Boys Brew we infuse our brews with the highest quality botanical ingredients and never use fruit juice. Our Silk Road kombucha also contains cinnamon, which has been shown to assist in burning fat and lower blood glucose levels - added bonus!.
So if keto is your thing, a bottle of Two Boys Brew will go down a treat.