I’m not going to lie to you: Kombucha is a challenging drink for the uninitiated. The first time you taste it, you will swear that it is the worst thing you ever put in your mouth and vow to never drink it again. You will happily chew on dirty socks just to get the taste out of your mouth. It really is that bad. If you can make it past the initial gag reflex, kombucha is said to have many health benefits. In fairness, you might have the same reaction to blue cheese or yogurt, and not the frozen kind that tastes like ice cream.
For many people, none of these items produced love at first bite, or sip. But they stuck with it because they had a reason beyond taste that made them want to push past their initial reaction and learn to get the perceived benefits. Sometimes, the benefit is just fitting in with people you care about. That is not always a good thing. Many people start smoking or drinking to fit in. That is a powerful, if not healthy motivation. Your own diet is probably not complete if it only consists of things for which you have taste preference. Here are a few good reasons why your diet should probably include things that you don’t necessarily like.