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Katy Perry Explains Why She's a Mega Fan of Apple Cider Vinegar

Prevention logo Prevention 9/16/2019 Sarah Smith
a person smiling for the camera: Katy Perry tells Prevention the wellness rituals and trends she swears by: apple cider vinegar, hot yoga, and transcendental meditation, or TM. © Lester Cohen - Getty Images Katy Perry tells Prevention the wellness rituals and trends she swears by: apple cider vinegar, hot yoga, and transcendental meditation, or TM.

Katy Perry is not your typical anything, so don't expect her to go all serious when she talks about wellness. A woman who would wear a dress made of cupcakes is not here to tell you to live a no-frills life. She certainly doesn’t eat healthy 100% of the time, or even 80%. “Let’s be honest,” she tells Prevention, “it’s 60/40.” But she does love a celery juice, and her history with wellness goes way back.

Perry’s mom was into healthy living, though Perry describes her dad as a “meatloaf and milk” kind of guy. “My mother’s like, ‘kale is good!’ and I’m like, ‘I thought it was just a garnish at Pizza Hut!’” But thanks to her mom’s influence, she's no newbie to the world of wellness, and has a lot curiosity about it—a great position to be in if you want to figure out what works for you and not just get sucked into a trend. “I’ve had a lot of opportunity in my life and I know how fortunate I am, but when I don’t have my health, nothing else matters,” she says. “If I can’t get on the stage and do it, I disappoint so many people. I’ve lost my magical power if I can’t get onstage.” So here are three things she swears by:

1. She drinks apple cider vinegar.

When Orlando Bloom picked Perry up for their first date, she grabbed a water bottle before getting in his car. “It was kind of cloudy, because it had apple cider vinegar in it,” she says. “He had his water in his car and it had apple cider vinegar in it!” She sings a little as she describes the moment: “Is this looove?” Her connection to ACV goes way back: “My mother made me drink it every day, but now it’s a staple for me.” Her mom also got to know Patricia Bragg, the longtime force behind the apple cider vinegar company Bragg’s. “She invited her to our church when I was little—and Patricia bought me my first guitar when I was 13.” Perry and Bloom are now co-owners of the company, helping Bragg steer it for a new century. “I’m here to help reeducate people on how to use it,” Perry says. Besides drinking it (she stirs 2 tablespoons into 8 ounces of water), Perry rinses veggies in it, even bathes in it (1 cup in a bath!).

a group of people posing for the camera: Katy Perry’s mother, Mary Perry, was all about wellness decades ago © Foc Kan Katy Perry’s mother, Mary Perry, was all about wellness decades ago

2. She does hot yoga to de-stress.

“I have had a dance with depression, and hot yoga helps clear it all out,” she says. Perry loves CorePower Yoga, and tries to grab a class wherever she’s traveling (“you always know what you’re going to get,” she says). “If you have a healthy body, it helps you have a healthy mind.”

3. And she practices transcendental meditation.

Specifically, Perry practices Transcendental Medication (TM), a type of meditation you learn from a teacher, who gives you a personal mantra. “It clears my head completely,” she says. “And it ignites something in my brain. I get some of my best creative ideas when I’m TM’ing.” She does it every day, and has a teacher come on tour with her to lead meditations for her crew before shows. “For me, TM has been anxiety-reducing, depression-reducing, great for jet lag, hangovers, mood swings. Anytime I’m in a funky mood, I’m like, ‘give me 20 minutes.’” She's ten years into this routine, and still loves it: "It's an amazing feeling."

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