Are You Ready to Drink Vinegar?

Vinegar drinks have been trendy for some time, but do they live up to all the hype?  Here’s what you need to know.

The Benefits of Vinegar

The virtues of vinegar have been revered in the health industry and throughout history going back to 5000 BC. Particularly, apple cider vinegar, made by exposing apple cider to yeast and mixing it with bacteria, is contains an array of vitamins, minerals and probiotics that help support your digestion.

Vinegar is a great addition to a healthy diet. Apple cider vinegar has been shown to reduce carbohydrate absorption and has been associated with weight loss, improved satiety and reduced cravings, improved blood sugar levels helpful for:  diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, arthritis.

Vinegar also helps to support digestion, reduced bloating and flatulence.  It has also been shown to support detoxification, gut health and a healthy microbiome.

Adding vinegar drinks to a your day is easy.  To get started try adding  a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of fresh juice. Another option is to add a teaspoon of vinegar to a glass of sparkling  water or plain.  You may choose to add stevia or honey to sweeten. We recommend consuming no more than 3 vinegar drinks a day.

Adding natural fresh fruity flavors is a great way for some people to start. It’s common to find the taste of straight vinegar with water is too strong at first. We recommend starting slowly to allow yourself to get used to the flavor.

Vinegar drinks can also be purchased at health food markets, supermarkets and they can even be found in health-based cafes and stores. They are designed to be consumed as they are, no dilution needed unless stated.

What to Watch Out For

Be mindful of the sugar content of  vinegar drinks. It’s better to choose a drink that is naturally low in sugar, and uses only natural sweeteners such as stevia or honey.

Avoid brighly colored vinegar drinks made with food coloring and choose drinks that contain 100% fruit and vegetable additions such as natural juice. A good vinegar drink won’t be sweet. It will be tart, tangy and or sour.

Look at the type of vinegar used. Unpasteurized, organic vinegar is best. to Be mindful and follow the serving suggestions so you don’t drink too much vinegar as it is acidic. Remember that it is best to consume a vinegar drink  20 or 30 minutes before or during your meal to get the most digestive and weight loss benefits.

Make Your Own

Making your own vinegar drink may be easier on your wallet and super simple and quick to make, simply add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water which can be still or sparkling and add a dash of your favorite freshly made juice with a little optional sweetener such as honey or stevia.

A great tummy tamer is 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of sparkling water, with optional honey to taste or try this recipe.

Pineapple Vinegar Drink


  • ¼ of a pineapple
  • small handful of mint
  • 4 cups of water (still or sparkling)
  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Optional: sweetener (such as honey or stevia) to taste


    1. Juice pineapple and mint, add it to 4 cups of water (still or sparkling) mix with apple cider vinegar and sweetener (you may not need it).
    2. Drink 1 cup 1 or 2 times per day.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Note: Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.