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More mixed case love!

Remember when we announced we'd be making Remedy Kombucha Mixed Cases? 'Whooooopeee'* you said. 'This is great news'* 'OMG!'*

Well, get ready to jump up and down Rem fans - we've decided to release a Remedy Switchel Mixed Case AND a Remedy Coconut Water Kefir Mixed Case! RAISE THE ROOF!

Remedy Switchel and Remedy Coconut Water Kefir are two of the newest Remedy kids on the block and we know how much you like to try before you go the whole hog and commit to a full case of one flavour, sooooo we're bringing these brand new mixed cases direct to you for your drinking pleasure.

What even is Remedy Switchel?

Allow us to explain. Remedy Switchel is fizzy, a little fiery and super refreshing. Made with raw organic apple cider vinegar and fresh organic ginger, Remedy Switchel naturally contains no sugar. The apple cider vinegar and ginger are full of health properties proven to rehydrate the body, improve gut health, reduce inflammation, boost immunity and more! Above all, Remedy Switchel is SUPER tasty, making it the ultimate health hack for adding a dose of goodness into your diet.

The Remedy Switchel Mixed Case contain all three fresh flavours including:

  • Tropical - A pineapple and passionfruit party. Ripe, refreshing, floral and fun. Get set to go troppo.
  • Blood Orange -  A bittersweet bevvie. Blending fiery ginger with a-peel and all boldness of blood orange.
  • Finger Lime - A fizzy with fire, zest and tang. Ginger brings the heat while lime keeps it cool.

Wanna know even more about Remedy Switchel? No worries. Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill has broken it all down for you.

What about Remedy Coconut Water Kefir?

Remedy Coconut Water Kefir (ker-feer) is not your average coconut water. Live cultured, raw and unpasteurised, it's fizzy, light and super refreshing. A tad tangy and a touch sweet with creamy coconut undertones and no sugar naturally, Remedy Coconut Water Kefir is positively packed with goodness including electrolytes, minerals, organic acids and live kefir cultures.

The Remedy Coconut Water Kefir Mixed Case include all three flavours:

  • Pure - Straight up, as it comes. Tropical, sweet and fresh. Real and raw. Get fizzy with it.
  • Lemon Squash - Fragrantly full flavoured. A fruity, fun festival of goodness.
  • Passionfruit - Sweet and sour. Tarty and proud of it. Puts the zing in ama-zing.  

Going coco-loco for Remedy Coconut Water Kefir and want to know more? Read all about it!

*real good quotes from real good Remedy Instagram fans.

Five health hacks to fight off cold and flu season

by Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill

It’s here! The season of cough, sniffle, sneeze and the doona come coat (fashionable… of course) to avoid chances of aforementioned cough, sniffle and sneeze. If the months of winter are some you dread, then it’s time to get savvy on how you can boost your immune system, energy and mood so you can enjoy the season ahead. Get rugged up and read on friends…

Dive into the winter sun

Make the most of any and all sunshine where possible and soak up the beautiful Vitamin D to give our bodies a boost throughout the winter months. Vitamin D from the sun can help fight bacteria and viruses as well as strengthen the immune system. Aim for 10-15 minutes of sunshine in your lunch break and if you’re able, expose your stomach or back for optimum absorption.

Double up on immune boosting foods

There are so many great ways you can pack a heap of immune boosting ingredients into your meals and snacks throughout the day, but having them on hand to start is the key. Add these ingredients to your shopping list:

Ginger: pop it into tea infusions, stir fries, curries, soups

Garlic: hello garlicky-olive oil toast with avocado and eggs, and of course slow cooked meals, soups, dressings or straight up if you’re brave!

Citrus fruits: lemon, lime and grapefruit not only taste delicious but are chockers in Vitamin C so aim to include them in your diet through fresh juices, squeezed over salads, in water or enjoy grapefruit as a scrumptious immune boosting snack

Green and herbal tea infusions: are a fab way to swap another coffee in your day in favour of something that can up the antioxidants in your life as well as warm and hydrate the body all in one hit

Fermented foods and drinks: such as miso and kraut are delicious as part of your meal or sip on a brew of miso soup in between meals. AND if you need something fizzy, refreshing, jam packed with flavour and good nutrition then a fermented drink such as Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon ticks all the boxes for immune boosting ingredients with ginger, lemon, green tea, organic acids and live cultures from the slow fermentation process. Be it Ginger Lemon or any of the Remedy Kombucha range you’re guaranteed to get an immune lovin’ hit.

Green vegetables: broccoli, spinach, kale, peas, zucchini, Asian and bitter greens should pack the fridge drawer over these next few months and make up the bulk in most of your meals. Green vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytochemicals and aid the body’s natural detoxification pathways too. Check out the most delicious Gut Loving, Immune Boosting Green Soup recipe here.

Practice rest

Which truly sounds bizarre I know, but hear me out. Chasing the clock, overcommitting, having a list a mile long, juggling work and family and all sorts of other ‘must do’s’ in our day creates stress in our body. Stress weakens the immune system, increasing our risk of falling sick once exposed to bacteria or viruses lurking about. A simple practice for reducing stress in our body is to address it with rest. By rest, yes of course, aim for quality sleep and healthy sleep habits (e.g. not trying to sleep immediately after looking at social media or emails, darkening the room etc) but also aim to allocate anywhere between 5-15 minutes each day to ‘practice rest’, the rest where you let your body take time out and don’t actually sleep, but practice the gentle art of switching off – guilt free. Everything will be waiting for you when you finish resting, don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere, but your good health won’t be unless you alter your lifestyle. Pop your legs up the wall, move into child’s pose, lie flat on the ground at the end of the day and incorporate deep belly breaths, meditate, whatever feels right for you, but make the practice of rest a part of your day.

Increase your zinc

Zinc is an absolute powerhouse nutrient playing a role in hundreds of enzyme and biochemical pathways in our body, including those which pump up our immune system. Zinc rich foods are abundant and easily incorporated into the diet, so whilst you’re making your shopping list of immune boosting ingredients to add to your cooking repertoire, choose a selection of these zinc winners too – legumes, seeds, nuts, dairy such as full fat natural yoghurt, wholegrains, eggs, shellfish and red meat if that’s for you.

Aim for plant diversity in the diet

Try to increase the variety and number of plants in your diet each week or each fortnight even if just by one. Building a diet rich in plant foods and diverse in its sources can lead to greater diversity in the gut microbiome which is critical to the strength of your immune system. In nutrition we always say – EVERYTHING begins in the gut, so we need to give it the most love we can through our food. Whether it’s each week buying one extra plant based ingredient, even a new herb is great, or each fortnight, make it your mission to create as much variety in your diet through plants as you can. 

This post originally appeared on Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill's Brown Paper Bag blog. 

What's so good about Remedy Switchel?

Remedy Switchel is raw, unpasteurised and positively packed with goodness to benefit your gut health and overall wellbeing with no sugar, naturally.

Watch as Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill explains why Remedy Switchel's so good for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSYui99ku-g

Back in the day, farmers believed it was the perfect thirst quencher to hydrate and keep them going.

Turns out, they weren’t wrong!

The goodness of Remedy Switchel comes down to three factors: raw organic apple cider vinegar, real organic ginger juice and no sugar, naturally. Let's break down the benefits!

Why's Apple Cider Vinegar so great?

Glad you asked! Here's a quick hitlist of all the benefits! Apple Cider Vinegar (also known as ACV) can:

  • Help regulate and stabilise blood sugar levels
  • Aid digestion and improve gut health
  • Help to regulate appetite
  • Promote good heart health and help keep cholesterol levels low
  • Help restore balance in the body after heavy physical exertion (whether that's at the gym or on a worksite), 
  • Help balance the body’s pH levels

And what about ginger?

Ginger is reknowned for it's ability to:

  • support digestion
  • help reduce of inflammation
  • help boost immunity

AND no sugar, naturally you say?

Absolutely no sugar, naturally! Like Remedy Kombucha, Remedy Switchel naturally contains no sugar, with an official tick of approval from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Recommends program. 

So all these goodies AND it's delicious? That's right! So if you're looking for a tasty, healthy alternative to fizzy soft drinks, Remedy Switchel is a great swap and an easy way to get your daily dose of ACV upping the ante on the goodness in your everyday diet.

Kombucha myths busted

There’s a whole lotta jibber jabber out there about what kombucha is and isn’t. How on earth are you supposed to tell the difference when you don’t have a science degree and there’s so many mixed messages? The pressure!

Just like Frankie, Remedy says ‘relax’. Here’s our quick kombucha myth busting cheat sheet for the next time you’re left standing in the supermarket scratching your head.

Look for live cultures

Each and every batch of Remedy Kombucha is a descendent from the very first batch made on the kitchen counter of our founders Sarah and Emmet. The same culture has been brewing kombucha in Australia for more than 40 years. That’s a sign of a very healthy, very strong live culture indeed! 

Remedy’s wild, live culture of yeast and bacteria is the workhorse of our small batch kombucha brews. There are several stages to our natural fermentation process, conducted by many different organisms. Yeast of the Saccharomyces genus and bacteria from Acetobacter and Gluconobacter species are just some of the good guys responsible for our tasty booch. 

Is it raw? Is it unpasteurised?

Remedy Drinks are ALWAYS raw and unpasteurised. This ensures the beneficial bacteria and live cultures remain healthy and intact. 

Is it all natural and organic?

We use the right ingredients: all natural and carefully sourced. From the highest quality tea to fresh organic ginger, we’re very fussy about what we use to ensure that all of our drinks are top notch in quality. 

How is it made?

No rushing around here at Remedy. We let our booch brew for 30 days in a warm, calm environment, in batches small enough to hug (and we do, all the time).  Check whether the label on your booch goes into detail and explains how it’s made. If not, we’d be asking why not?

‘Real kombuchas are found in the fridge’

Hold up! Wait a minute! Only kombuchas still containing sugar need to be stored in the fridge. This is because they can sometimes referment getting all boozy, loose-y goose-y and exploding everywhere.

No risk with Remedy as NONE of our drinks contain any sugar (so no chance of refermentation) and our cultures are ripped, super strong and fine out of the fridge. We make sure of it by testing throughout shelf life. We’re alive AND kicking!

‘Probiotic water’

Definitely NOT a kombucha. In short, it’s a flavoured water with added probiotics. Each to their own so if you like drinking probiotic water, knock yourself out. But it’s not a kombucha.  We prefer tasty, live cultured, naturally no sugar bevvies thank you very much!

‘You need sugar to ferment. A kombucha without sugar isn’t a real kombucha’

Sure you need sugar to ferment. Can’t argue with that. And we don’t – we use raw organic sugar to kick off our brew but what makes Remedy different is that we ferment out ALL the sugar because we don’t really rate it as a food (hello empty calories) and we don’t think you should be drinking a whole lot of it. That’s why we have the I Quit Sugar tick of approval.

Remedy’s mission is to shake fizzy drinks up for good and that means giving you, THE PEOPLE, a naturally no sugar choice when it comes to choosing a tasty bevvie be that Remedy Kombucha, Remedy Switchel, Remedy Coconut Water Kefir or Remedy Good Energy. All Remedy Drinks are no sugar naturally and proud of it.

The best way to tell if your kombucha is real

It’s super simple to test whether your kombucha is alive and kicking. Pour it into a glass and let it sit in a warm place for a few days. If you use Remedy Kombucha, we betcha bottom dollar a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast AKA ‘the mother’) will form. THAT’S how you know if it’s the real deal or not. You can even try brewing your very own kombucha using Remedy Kombucha as a starter. Here’s how.

If you have any other questions about kombucha, check out our FAQs or drop us a line!