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What's The Deal With ACV?

Truth be told, acronyms drive us a little nutty. But Apple Cider Vinegar can be a mouthful, both literally and figuratively! Having said that, we love ACV for many reasons: it can aid digestion, help regulate and stabilise blood sugar levels, promote good heart health and help keep cholesterol low. We love it, but we don't necessarily love necking it straight! This is why we use ACV to make one of the best-tasting fizzies out there, Remedy Switchel ACV!

 

Here are four good reasons to incorporate more ACV in your diet:

 

Good bacteria for your gut

Heard of the mother - the web like sediment that sits at the bottom of the bottle of raw, organic, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar? This mother is very similar to the SCOBY (symbiotic colony of good bacteria and yeast) you'll find in kombucha. Believed to be rich in health-boosting natural proteins, healthy bacteria and acetic acid, the mother is where it's at and part of the reason why ACV is so good for you.

 

Damn good for your digestion

Drinking ACV can help regulate the amount of acid in your stomach, leading to easier digestion. Bye-bye bloating or constipation! Just like other fermented foods (hello kombucha and coconut water kefir), raw, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar also contains healthy bacteria that can help keep your digestive system working correctly.

 

Curbs those blood sugar spikes

A daily dose of ACV can help stabilise and regulate blood sugar. Consider having a Switchel before a high-carb meal to prevent blood sugar spikes. If you're counting your calories, research has also found that acetic acid in ACV can stop your body from absorbing the calories from carbohydrates.

 

Lowers cholesterol and improves heart health

Studies have shown that taking ACV can help to lower triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood, but having high levels of these lipids can increase your risk of heart disease because they cause fat to build up in your arteries which can block blood flow. No thanks!

 

There you have it, four excellent reasons to incorporate ACV into your daily diet to give your gut and overall health and wellbeing a boost. The easiest, tastiest way to do so? Grab a Remedy Switchel ACV to reap the rewards.


What's the best time to drink a Remedy?

It's come to our attention at Remedy HQ that Remedy fans everywhere struggle to know when they are supposed to drink their kombucha. So, as self-proclaimed booch connoisseurs, we have climbed over mountains and sailed across seas to bring you the truth and finally answered the age-old question of when you should drink your bottle (or can) of booch!

And you know what? It would be easier to answer "when can't you drink it?!" and friends, the answer to that is never. It's always a good time to reach for a Remedy!

Our Remedy Kombucha doesn't have much caffeine compared to coffee (a wee 10mg per 100ml) and unlike our arch-nemesis - the soft drink - Remedy contains no sugar, for real. Instead of giving you that quick burst of energy followed by a sudden crash (we're looking at you, work birthday cake), Remedy Kombucha provides an all-natural pick me up. Hence why Remedy lovers are poppin' bottles and cracking cans at all hours of the day.

To offer some consolation for the uncertain sippers, we have compiled the ultimate list to guide you through which of our flavours have the right tannins and finish (fancy, right?) to complement each time of the day or special occasion.

 

Breakfast

Ginger & Lemon. Cliché, we know, but you'll thank us when you can stop dry retching at the thought of downing a shot of straight apple cider vinegar and swap it out for a booch. The fiery ginger and fresh lemony goodness can help to assist with digestion.

 

Morning tea

Pink Lady Apple. She's crisp and cool—the perfect companion for a morning tea that calls for something a little fancier than the breakroom biscuit jar.

 

Lunch

Cherry Plum. Best for those days when you forget to organise lunch and end up at the local sushi shop. A sultry cherry flavour that adds oomph to even the simplest of lunches.

 

3PM slump

Cola. We know you want to reach for a chocolate bar and the most caffeinated drink you can find, but you know you'll end up in a world of regret as you crash 30 minutes after. Instead, have a Cola Kombucha. It has all the flavour you love without the BS (sugar, chemicals, you know the guys).

 

Girls night/boys night

Wild Berry. The name says it all. Treat yourself and your tastebuds to this three-berry sensation. Throw in some gin, mint and fresh berries to really please the crowd.

 

Date night

Passionfruit. Where has all that intense passion gone? We took it from lovers everywhere and injected it into our passionfruit booch. Now it's time for you to take some back home with you.

 

Dinner with friends

Mango Passion. Still lots of passion but brewed with the euphoric feeling you get when tucking into a mango, this one is best shared around the table with friends.

 

All-nighter at work

Peach. It's fruity and sweet and will make you daydream about sitting on the beach with a Bellini in hand. Then you will remember that your job funds those Bellini's and kick back into gear.

 

On a road trip...

Raspberry Lemonade. Kids fighting in the back, hazard lights on, it's time to crack open our most popular flavour. It will not end the dread but will at least give you a moment of peace whilst the kids are busy sipping.