Drinking Kombucha For Belly Fat: Will This Probiotic Drink Melt It Away?

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Most of us know the abundance of health benefits of kombucha tea, but one advantage you may not know about is its ability to help control belly fat. Whether you are struggling with obesity or want to curb weight gain, kombucha may be your answer.

What Does Kombucha Do For Your Stomach?

Kombucha helps your stomach in numerous ways, including:

  • Providing probiotics
  • Increasing gut health by increasing good gut bacteria
  • Reducing inflammation and bloating
  • Increasing satiety and decreasing cravings
  • Improving metabolism
  • Improving digestive system
  • Improving energy levels

Among these health benefits, kombucha made of green tea boasts an abundance of antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals in the body. This can boost your overall health and help reduce the risk of many diseases, including cancer.

Kombucha can also improve your cholesterol levels, which will help ward off heart disease caused by obesity.

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The kombucha SCOBY infuses the tea with probiotics and living cultures.

Is Kombucha Good For Weight Loss?

Though more studies need to be done to prove this theory, many nutrition experts believe you can use kombucha and a healthy diet for weight loss. Not only does kombucha contain probiotics, which we’ve learned can aid in digestive health, but studies have also shown that a healthy gut can aid in your weight loss journey.

Kombucha is a low-calorie drink and contains polyphenols, a category of plant compounds that offer several health benefits, including boosting metabolism and assisting with weight loss.

Kombucha tea also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. If you reduce your calorie intake to lose weight, your blood sugar will likely become low, resulting in craving foods with high sugar content and junk food. Drinking kombucha can help curb these cravings. This low-sugar fizzy drink is a great way to start your day or drink on the go if you are craving something sweet but don’t want all the excess sugar.

It is thought that kombucha made from green tea rather than black tea may be more beneficial when aiming to lose weight because of all the added benefits, such as the antioxidants and catechins (a type of polyphenol) that aid in boosting metabolism. Not only do you get the benefits of kombucha, but you get added benefits of green tea.

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Green tea

How Many Calories Are In Kombucha?

Generally speaking, there are about 30 calories per 8 oz of unflavored kombucha. This, of course, depends on the type of kombucha, as homemade kombucha may have fewer calories than store-bought kombucha brands. Because of the flavorings, store-bought kombucha may have more added sugars.

Does Kombucha Burn Belly Fat?

Some experts believe kombucha, especially green tea kombucha, can help burn belly fat. Green tea contains many antioxidants, which can help speed up metabolism, aiding in belly fat loss.

Some studies also suggest that probiotics can help you lose belly fat. One particular study showed that a significant amount of women taking a specific probiotic had significant loss in belly fat, lower BMI, and a smaller waist circumference.

How Often Should You Drink Kombucha to Burn Belly Fat?

If you are looking for its fat-burning effects, the key is to consume this fermented beverage regularly. You don’t necessarily have to drink large amounts to see the results, but drinking kombucha every day may be your best bet for burning belly fat.

What Time of Day Should You Drink Kombucha to Burn Belly Fat?

While booch lovers may enjoy this fizzy drink whenever they want, you may need to be more strategic about your intake if you are using it for weight loss. There are certain times of the day in which drinking kombucha may be more beneficial to your weight loss journey, including the following:

  • On an empty stomach: If you drink kombucha on an empty stomach, the living cultures can pass through quicker, reaching your large intestines and balancing your gut microbiome. Drinking kombucha before eating anything for the day can help your body process the probiotics faster, making better use of their weight-loss properties.
  • Before a meal: It has been said that kombucha can help with satiety, meaning that you are less likely to overeat if you drink a booch before a meal. The carbonation and phenolic compounds will help to fill you up faster.
  • Before a workout: Kombucha can boost energy levels by regulating metabolism. This means it is a great alternative to sugary energy drinks or coffee that will cause a crash later.


Margaret has been drinking kombucha for its health benefits since 2010. Not only does she love drinking it, but she also enjoys brewing her own homemade booch. Her favorite combination so far is mint-strawberry, but she is always experimenting with new recipes.

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