Apple Cider Vinegar: What’s Cooking?

By Rona Berg / September 24, 2018

Apple cider vinegar is having a moment—as it always has. Long a staple of folk cures, apple cider vinegar is showing up in tonics, elixirs, teas, shots and more, for its endlessly beneficial properties. These beverages are often mixed with honey to make them easier to go down. Of course, if you are very brave, you can drink it straight.

“Apple cider vinegar, which is made from fermented apple cider, is a probiotic-rich tonic with far-reaching benefits,” says Lauren Haynes, master herbalist and founder of Wooden Spoon Herbs. “I like to drink mine first thing in the morning, diluted in a little water, to activate my digestion and wake my whole body up. It mineralizes, alkalizes and stabilizes my blood sugar so I can wait to eat breakfast until I’m hungry. It’s great between or before meals, or after as a digestif.”

Try: The Republic of Tea Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Single Sips, republicoftea.com; Firecider Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic, firecider.com; Ethan’s Apple Cider Vinegar, ethans.com; Vermont Village Sipping Vinegar, vermontvillage.com; Wooden Spoon Herbs Sunshine Cider, woodenspoonherbs.com

Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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