I love Zukay's fermented kvass drinks, especially the beet kvass. I used these products during my initial 3 day bone broth fast before beginning paleo and I definitely think it helped heal my gut. I have been drinking it now for 2 years but they began to add Organic Green Stevia to their formula. I can only assume to appeal to the masses who may not enjoy the rich beet taste and need something more paletable. I checked there website and they still advertise the kvass without the stevia but I can't find it in any of the stores I go to....they all replaced it with the sweetened kvass. I don't use any sweetners anymore, even stevia, and I have seen some benefits regarding digestion and cravings.
My hack is this, does adding the stevia take anything away from the digestive benefits of the fermented kvass?
Here are the old ingredients:
Water, Organic Beets, Celtic Sea Salt, Live Active Culture
Here are the new ingredients:
Water, Organic Beets, Celtic Sea Salt, Live Active Culture, Raw Organic Green Stevia