Drink healthy: ferments to kick off the new year | Fiona Beckett on wine

The benefits of probiotics might still be open to question, but you may find that some kefirs and kombuchas will add new kick and flavour to your repertoire

If you’re kicking off the new year with a resolution to drink more healthily, fermented drinks such as kefir and kombucha may be on your radar. But are they as good for your gut as they’re made out to be?

For those not familiar with them, kombucha is fermented tea, while kefir is a fermented drink that can be made from milk or water, and in both cases they’re kicked off by a starter culture that is rich in probiotic bacteria, which are held by some to promote a healthy digestive and immune system.

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