Switchel is hot on the heels of Kombucha as the new "it" drink for 2018. Find out all about it in our latest Buddha-Full TV Segment. 

Switchel is hot on the heels of Kombucha as the new "it" drink for 2018. Find out all about it in our latest Buddha-Full TV Segment. 

What is it?

Switchel is a fermented drink that combines the benefits of apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and ginger/tumeric for a refreshing and electrolyte fuelled drink. Switchel debatably originated in the Caribbean, but New England also holds credit as the source of switchel, and it became a popular summer drink in the American Colonies in the late 17th century. By the 19th century, it had become a traditional drink to serve to thirsty farmers at hay harvest time, hence the nickname haymaker's punch. Source -Wikepedia

Ingredients 

2 tablespoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

3 tablespoons raw honey/sweetener.

2-inch piece of fresh ginger root.

2-inch piece of fresh tumeric, finely minced.

4 cups of water.

1/2 of a fresh lime, juice and zest.

 

 

What does it do?

Eases inflammation:
The ginger that makes up the switchel is a natural inflammation reducer. Inflammation is the root of most diseases, and it causes physical symptoms like skin problems and digestive issues.

Electrolyte Boost:
Electrolytes are nutrients or chemicals in your body that help it perform specific functions, like regulating your heart beat or telling your legs to move. So it's obviously important to keep your electrolytes up!

 

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Benefits of apple cider vinegar include all the healing compounds like potassium, magnesium and probiotics. It balances your body's pH levels and as a liver and lymphatic tonic it detoxes your body.