Apple cider vinegar. An acquired taste, that’s for sure. I drink 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day mixed in a large glass of water either with breakfast or dinner. I’ve been doing that for months and months. However, the past four weeks I’ve been battling on and off with a cold, and it’s been quite frustrating. I’m sleeping loads, drinking plenty, eating well… oooof. Anyway, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, and Honey all have healing properties so I figured I’d give this a shot for a week or so! I tried Bragg’s version of this drink a few times and really enjoyed it but forgot about it until the other day when I was in the organic store. This caught my eye and I wondered how close I could get to the manufactured version. I think I did pretty well!! The only difference is that they use stevia extract instead of honey. I used honey for two reasons 1) I have honey, I don’t have stevia 2) Honey is supposedly/potentially better for your digestion when not hot, i.e. not in tea.
Since there are many potential healthy properties and there really isn’t any possible negative outcome, why not give it a shot? Let me know if you try this and if you have any results!
I’ve read about the possible health benefits of apple cider vinegar, ginger, and honey on multiple occasions in multiple articles and such. Here is a breakdown of only some of the potential benefits of these ingredients:
Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Bragg Organic Raw, Unfiltered ACV)
>helps soothe sore throats
>aids in digestion and helps digestive issues
>helps sinuses>helps to clear skin
>also helps sinuses
>soothe throat irritation
Honey (raw and local if possible)
>helps with acid reflux
>minimizes seasonal allergies
>anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
Prep time: 3 minutes + overnight in fridge
1 teaspoon of very finely grated peeled fresh ginger (about a 1/2″ knub)
1 1/2 cups filtered water
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 tablespoon ACV
1. Put grated ginger in the glass with the water, honey, and apple cider vinegar.
2. Shake and keep in the fridge overnight.
3. Drink up!