Bottoms Up — August 15, 2017 at 11:10 am

New Health Obsession: Cide Road’s Organic Switchel

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Apple cider vinegar is one of those weird health trends that seems to be taking over my Instagram lately. It has many health benefits, like lowering blood pressure, aiding in weight loss, etc. etc. But people who drink it? Yuck! It doesn’t seem that appealing to me. So when I heard about Cide Road Organic Switchel, I was intrigued.

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Although you’ve probably never heard of switchel before, it’s apparently been around for ages, and is currently increasing in popularity and destined to become the new ‘it’ drink (bye-bye, kombucha). It’s a drink comprised of apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, ginger and water. Cide Road, which you can pick up at your local Whole Foods (and many other local groceries), comes in many flavors, making it much more than just your run-of-the-mill health drink. Featuring flavors like the original Maple & Ginger, Cherry, Blueberry, along with its latest Spritzel flavors (which are carbonated), Strawberry & Basil, Watermelon & Mint, and my personal favorite, Blueberry & Honeysuckle.

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Cide Road’s spritzel is carbonated, giving you an extra little fizz, along with monk fruit extract to give it extra flavor. Their 12-ounce cans clock in at only 35 calories, so it’s a guilt-free way to start your day, indulge your sweet tooth, and even get that extra boost of energy after a workout. The ginger is not only a great digestive aid, but it also helps to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation, while the vinegar helps to detox your body, balance your pH level and even includes probiotics and healing compounds. Thanks to the maple syrup and apple cider vinegar, drinkers can also expect an electrolyte boost thanks to all the potassium they provide (adios, Gatorade).

You can even swap in a can of switchel or spritzel as your go-to cocktail mixer in lieu of sugary sodas and juices. You’ll be less likely to get a hangover!

So next time you see someone taking a shot of apple cider vinegar on your newsfeed, you can smile to yourself and sip a pleasant can of switchel and know that you’re drinking something that actually tastes AND makes you feel good.

Twisted Talk: Have you heard of switchel before? Do you use apple cider vinegar in your health routine? Discuss below!

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