Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to take a good look at lifestyle choices and habits, both good and bad. It is a time to "turn over a new leaf" and introduce some good habits into our daily routine. Over the years I have known many people who have religiously consumed an apple cider vinegar and honey tonic, sometimes even several times a day! I have decided to add this simple ritual into my daily routine for the month of January as part of my healthy living commitment for 2015.

Before making this decision, I consulted the internet for recipes, advice, and to read up on the benefits I could expect to experience as a result of this new ritual. The list of benefits below represents one Google search for the phrase, apple cider vinegar and honey. It took me almost five minutes to compile this list which probably would have doubled in length had I spent another five minutes online! But for me, five minutes was enough time to be convinced to proceed with my New Year's healthy living experiment. Please keep in mind that I did not look at the scientific research on this tonic to verify the proclaimed benefits but I did find all of the following on the internet so I am assuming they are all true! Check over this list to see if you suffer from any of the conditions. If so, you too may also want to experiment with the cider vinegar and honey tonic.

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Arthritis

  • Heart burn

  • Halitosis

  • Brittle or damaged nails

  • Premature aging

  • Obesity

  • Heat exhaustion

  • Food poisoning

  • Insomnia

  • Chronic cough

  • Sore throat

  • Acid reflux

  • Common cold

  • Leg cramps

  • Eczema

  • Lightening of age spots

  • Kidney conditions

  • Osteoporosis

  • Headaches

  • Lowering of blood sugar

  • Bladder conditions

  • Joint pain

  • Aching muscles

  • Low energy

apple cider vinegar honey tonic The set up!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Tonic

What You Will  Need

What You Do

Mix together the honey and the vinegar. Pour hot water over the mixture. Stir or shake the mixture. Drink on an empty stomach (between meals).


  • Use water hot enough to melt the honey into your solution.

  • Do not use boiling water. Temperatures hot enough to boil water will damage beneficial enzymes in the raw honey and the raw vinegar.

  • Stir well!

  • Do not worry about the "floaties" in the vinegar, they are good for you!

  • I plan on drinking this tonic once a day for 31 days. I did read some articles that prescribed this tonic twice a day.

Read Part Two: Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Tonic: A Deeper Dive

Submitted By: Brantley Crowder