Apple Cider Vinegar has been historically used for centuries. Perhaps beginning around 400 B.C. when Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine used it as a cleansing and healing agent.
It is important to know that not all Apple Cider Vinegar is equal. We use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which you can usually find at any grocer or online at Amazon (click on the link above). Choose an ACV that contains “the mother” and is made only with organic ingredients.
ACV is a beneficial addition to your daily regimen. Simply consume 1-2 Tablespoons per day mixed in 8 ounces of water. You can add raw honey to sweeten the mixture or consume as is.
Benefits of Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar
Improve Blood Sugar Levels
ACV has been known to improve insulin sensitivity by 19-34% and help lower blood sugar responses during meals by reducing the Glycemic Index of foods.
Aid in Weight Loss
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to increase feelings of satiety which can help people consume less calories and over time leading to weight loss. ACV is not a quick-overnight solution but rather a healthy addition to your daily routine.
May Promote Healthy Cholesterol Levels and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease and stroke is one of the leading causes of death. Apple cider vinegar contains antioxidants chlorogenic acid ,which prevent LDL cholesterol particles from being oxidized. However, the tests done so far are with animals and the benefits has yet to be confirmed in humans.
May Help with Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Contrary to popular belief, acid reflux generally occurs when we have too little acid in our stomach. I first learned this from my acupuncturist.
Try sipping a drink made of 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a 8 oz glass of water. Scroll down for more recipes.
Improves Nutrient Absorption
Apple Cider Vinegar’s acetic acid content can increase your bodies ability to absorb essential nutrients from foods. Try making salad dressing (or adding it to your salad dressing) with ACV.
We all know that to fight free-radicals in our bodies, we need antioxidants. ACV contains antioxidants such as gallic acid, catechin, caffeic and chlorogenic acids.
Here are a few ways we love to prepare our daily raw Apple Cider Vinegar Drink:
Basic ACV Drink
1 Tablespoon Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Raw Honey
8 ounces distilled water
Mix together & enjoy.
Spiced ACV Drink
Immune Supporting ACV Drink
Mix 1 drop Thieves Vitality into the teaspoon of raw honey and then mix into the ACV & Water mixture. Sip & enjoy this refreshing spiced drink.
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