Banana Vinegar Diet

I’ve heard about this banana vinegar diet (Hangeul: ‘바나나식초 다이어트) that is a rage in Japan. About two weeks ago, it was featured on a TV show in Korea and I remember that it was the hottest topic that day on Daum. Apparently, a Japanese actress lost as much as 15 kg in two months following this simple addition to her diet. I don’t know if it works but what I know is that Japan and Korea import bananas from the Philippines ;p

Photo from Daejeon Ilbo

In the Philippines, vinegar is pretty much a part of the Filipino’s daily diet. In fact, a lot of my favorite Filipino dishes have some vinegar in them: adobo, bistek, sisig to name a few. Whenever we have fried fish, a dipping sauce of vinegar and garlic is preferred.
Does the banana-vinegar diet work? Hmm… anybody care to try and tell us the result? Here’s how you make it: cut banana into small pieces and mix with vinegar and brown sugar in the ratio of 1:1:1. Put it in the microwave oven for about 40 seconds. According to reports, it will keep in the fridge for about two weeks. Take 3 tablespoons of the pickled banana before meals.
Banana-vinegar will also work as a substitute for sports drink. Just mix 1 part of the mixture (pureed) to 10 parts water and pack in a thermos. Banana is rich in minerals so it must be good for you.
Next… Korea’s black vinegar drink.


  1. i think i should try that one, thanks for sharing, nung nag aaral pako dati sa Japan, nagkakaubusan ng saging dun kasi uso nagpapayat, every morning they will eat two bananas then 1 litre of bago to.. pero tignan natin pano kung gawin ko to, pero kasi i do a lot of exercise, its gonna be hard for me to determine if thats diet really works.

    1. you only need to eat the pickled banana before a meal… so yea, you can have your meal… i’m currently drinking black rice vinegar for my high blood pressure

  2. meron akong alam na diet drink na ginamit ni Beyonce prior to her doing the Dream Girls movie nya, organic grade b maple syrup mixed with water, juice of lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper. sabi ni Ms.Karen Davila effective daw kasi cya iniinom din daw nya yun pang detoxify din kasi cya. gusto ko i-try kaso wala akong makitang organic na grade b maple syrup.

    1. ang mahal ng maple syrup dito… yung SIL ko binigyan ako ng black vinegar drink… pampababa daw ng blood pressure… okay naman siya

  3. Diet is good for losing weight,but it doesnt work alone. Maybe there’s a quick way of losing pounds with diet but i assure you it’s risky especially on your health. whatever diet you have there,combine it with cardio exercises. It works for me,it works for many people and I’m sure it works also for you…goodluck

  4. i didn’t know you were suppose to have vinegar in the diet as well….or maybe it’s different banana diets. the one i’ve heard of and am trying right now is also a japanese banana diet. you eat up to 4 bananas in the morning (breakfast) and then you eat normally for lunch and dinner. ^^ anyways just wanted to tell ya 😛 haha

  5. i tried it just awhile ago it tasted like wine.binigyan ako ng mom ng student ko.And one of my students lost like 10 lbs in a matter of 2 months i guess.SHe told me about this earlier but i didn’t bother…but upos seeing the result,i guess there’s no harm in trying,i might benefit instead.

  6. Yes. exectly right.
    I started 2months ago. But actually black sugar is more effectable than blown sugar. and also balsamic sugar is the best.
    So anyway I lose weight about 8kgs. now my weight is just 42kg. The height is 160cm.
    It is really good. if you want to be fit. just try this.

  7. may tanong lang ako, may gumagawa ba ng banana vinegar sa pilipinas? curious lang po ako, kasi kailangan naming mag research tungkol dun?

  8. kami.. gumagawa kami ng sariling banana vinegar sa bahay lang.. yung natural juice nya iniinom namin. matamis pero parang alak na pag tumagal.. nakakalasing ng kunti ang effect kapag parang suka na ang lasa at tapang..

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