We’re first to admit that apple cider vinegar is not for everyone. Despite it’s many health benefits, some people just can’t get on board with the taste. But what if we told you there’s a new (and delicious way) to enjoy ACV? Australia’s favourite kombucha brand, Remedy, has just released Switchel—an apple cider vinegar based drink that has become part of our daily routine at Sporteluxe HQ.
Although just hitting the Australian market, this live-cultured drink has been around for centuries—believed to originate in the West Indies in the 1600’s. It became known as the “Haymakers Punch”, a thirst quencher for farmers after a hard days work.
Switchel comes in two fizzy flavours, finger lime and blood orange (we love them both equally) and pairs high quality, raw and unpasteurised organic apple cider vinegar with real, raw ginger to deliver a refreshing reboot on a traditional tonic. The best part is, is that it naturally contains NO sugar and gets the Sarah Wilson, ‘IQS’ tick of approval.
Remedy Nutritionist and good friend of Sporteluxe, Jacqueline Alwill highly recommends this drink as a daily health tonic.
“Apple cider vinegar contains a number of beneficial properties, in particular organic acids, also known as short chain fatty acids (SFCA),” she says.
“The benefits of apple cider vinegar range from aiding digestion and improving gut health to regulating blood sugar levels and cholesterol.”
The farmers who loved Switchel believed the warmth of the ginger helped to cool them down during a hot hard day’s work. Although this theory wasn’t quite right, Jacqueline says they were on the right track.
“Apple cider vinegar contains naturally occurring electrolytes, which can help restore balance in the body after physical exertion,” says Jacqueline. “In addition, ginger has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and can help with reducing pain symptoms.”
Given that it’s the holiday season (we still can’t believe how fast this year has gone), the team of over at Remedy have shared with us a delicious cocktail recipe so that you can still reap the benefits of Switchel and enjoy a Christmas drink at the same time!