I’ve been learning a lot from my students regarding Japanese health practices, and one of the things that keeps coming up in conversation is this idea of ‘drinking vinegar’. Not just the actual action, but the ‘vinegar that is flavored for drinking’. Maybe people don’t drink normal white vinegar for fun.
Of course, we have a similar idea in the states, which often shows up in the form of pins on Pinterest from people planning to drink Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (left).
Here in Japan, the idea is that drinking a little bit of vinegar every day can boost your energy as well as your immune system. People drink it straight, or mixed with a bit of honey or yogurt. And the flavors are endless. There’s a lot of Acai, but also other flavors like Pomegranate, Apple, Yuzu, etc. It turns out that there are a lot of different companies that…
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