Food, Health

ACV for the winter season

ACV for the winter season

Why apple cider vinegar is great for the winter
ACV as a natural remedy

With the nights drawing in, days getting shorter and flu season taking hold, now’s the time to focus on our immunity and what we can do to prevent getting ill this season.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used as a natural remedy for centuries – with claims ranging from reducing cholesterol levels, helping arthritis symptoms, and even improving heart health.  However, recent research and anecdotal stories have suggested that ACV may also help reduce the symptoms of, or even prevent, colds and flu!

Immune boosting qualities

High quality ACV (like Willy’s ACV) contains something we term ‘The Mother’.  ‘The Mother’ is a mix of yeast and good bacteria and is high in probiotics.  Many studies have found that as well as improving and supporting gut health, probiotics have immune boosting effects.  This makes sense considering that around 80% of the immune system is located within the gut.  One study in 2018, found that probiotics can effectively fight flu like symptoms and the common cold!

Killing harmful bacteria

Another great quality of Apple Cider Vinegar is its anti-microbial effects.  One of the main substances within Apple Cider Vinegar is acetic acid which is known to kill harmful bacteria and prevent them from multiplying.  

Reducing the symptoms

Anecdotal evidence proposes that ACV may act as a natural remedy to break up and loosen the mucus that builds up in your nose, throat, and mouth during a cold.  Therefore, helping to relieve congestion and reduce coughing.  Furthermore, the anti-microbial properties mentioned above can help kill off the bad bacteria and keep them at bay and in the process of this, it can help to reduce the uncomfortable inflammation within the throat, therefore reducing coughing further.

apple cider vinegar is great for the winter
ACV Winter Tonic


Serves: 4 ● Prep time: 25 mins 

Swap your cup of tea or coffee and nourish yourself this chilly season with this warm and comforting drink made with our raw, probiotic ACV and fresh, healthful ingredients.


  • Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar of Choice (1-2 tbsp)
  • Optional Add-ins
    • Ginger
    • Lemon
    • Honey or maple syrup
    • Black pepper
  • Hot Water


Simply add all of the ingredients to a mug and enjoy!!

It’s important now more than ever to look after your health and support your immune system.  Simply by taking your daily dose of apple cider vinegar – you can not only support your gut health, you can also support your immune health and overall wellbeing.  Why not try our 60-day challenge and see how you get on?

Yours truly,


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