Our apple cider vinegar and pineapple juice recipe makes light work for a delectable drink with great potential health benefits.
As the name implies, this beverage contains two main ingredients: apple cider vinegar and pineapple juice. These ingredients individually offer some essential nutrients, and combining them creates a palatable drink with some impressive healthy benefits.
1. For Weight Loss
To start, it is important to know that apple cider vinegar is made by crushing and juicing apples. Bacteria and yeast are then added to the liquid to start the fermentation process, which turns the sugar into alcohol which later becomes acetic acid.
Acetic acid appears to promote weight loss in several ways, including reducing fat storage, improving the body’s ability to burn fat, and suppressing appetite. Most experiments thus far have been conducted on animals; further research is needed in humans to clarify these promising effects.
2. For the Immune System
Pineapple is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, B6, manganese, and other essential nutrients. A significant amount of research has linked this tropical fruit to health benefits such as improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and boosts to the immune-system.
Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries for its medical properties. This fermented drink contains some beneficial bacterias and prebiotics that can positively affect the immune system.
If you are excited about those health benefits, the good news is that it doesn’t require much to make a palatable ACV drink.
Best Time to Drink ACV
There is no set of rules or scientific studies to determine the best time to drink apple cider vinegar. You can dilute ACV with water once or twice a day, in the morning, or before a meal.
What Are the Side Effects of Drinking ACV Every Day?
Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic compared to most foods, so that it can have some harmful side-effects on health, especially if consumed in large doses.
Like other acidic foods or beverages, consuming too much ACV can weaken tooth enamel and potentially lead to tooth decay. And for those with gastroparesis, apple cider vinegar might slow down the stomach’s emptying process and make your symptoms worse.
Another severe side effect of ACV relates to its interactions with other medications. Specifically, it may affect those who take diabetes medication, digoxin, and diuretic drugs. It’s always a good idea to speak with your doctor before taking ACV to avoid unwanted complications.
How Long Do Apple Cider Vinegar and Pineapple Last?
This apple cider vinegar and pineapple juice can last up to 3 days if refrigerated. However, we encourage you to use the beverage within 2 hours because too much time at room temperature can cause a rapid decrease in nutrients and a dulling of the flavor.
To limit the oxidation and maximize the juice’s shelf-life, keep it in an airtight container and place it in the freezer for up to 2 – 3 months. And don’t forget to leave an inch of air in the container to allow for expansion.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
Not really delicious, but i love this recipe, will make again for sure.