"Switchel": Is weight loss really healthy?

Apple cider vinegar, ginger, lemon and honey: the mixture is refreshing, but is it good for your health? We will show you the ingredients of the trendy "Switchel" drink and what the soda can do.

"Switchel" is the new summer drink. The trendy American drink has a fresh taste and contains a lot of good ingredients. Ginger, cider vinegar, lemon and honey: In combination with sports and a healthy diet, these ingredients should even help you lose weight.

Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect due to its bitter substances and strengthens the immune system. Apple cider vinegar stimulates metabolism and has a positive effect on digestion. Associated with lemon juice, it helps regulate acid-base balance and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Antje Gahl from the German Nutrition Society explains (quote): "The ingredients contain many vitamins and minerals, and it's hard to say scientifically that the drink helps to lose weight."

In this context, the expert also critically views the amount of honey in the drink. Gahl explains (quote): "Sugar not only contains unnecessary calories, but also has a negative impact on metabolism." If you want to lose weight, you must refrain completely from lemonade.

The summer drink can be easily prepared. You do not need a blender or complicated ingredients.

Cut the ginger root into pieces and cook for about two minutes. Let the south draw for 20 minutes. Then add honey, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. The summer drink is ready!

If you like it a little more fruity, refine the drink with berries, slices of orange or fresh mint.


  • 100g of ginger
  • 70 g honey or maple syrup
  • 80 ml of cider vinegar
  • 100 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1200 ml of water

Originally, the limousine comes from the United States. Field workers have already enjoyed the refreshing drink of the 18th century, which produces in the throat a feeling similar to that of alcohol.

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