Apple Cider Vinegar: Get on It!

It wasn’t too long ago that Apple Cider Vinegar, also known as ACV, was the hot, new health supplement on the block. But, rest assured, ACV is still an important health tonic you should consider implementing into your diet, long after the dust surrounding its hype has settled.  Why, you might ask?

Need to detox? ACV is a great alternative to drink as soon as you wake up in the morning. It’s help to balance the inside of your gut, as I’ve learned that high levels of acid in your tummy leads to high levels of bad bacteria, feelings of sluggishness and acid reflu. ACV contains loads of good bacteria, which is found in the “mother” of the tonic. One tablespoon every day in a glass or bottle of warm water does the trick.

ACV has a wide range of necessary enzymes to help with digestion and potassium, which aids in alleviating and preventing cramps, along with building muscles and proteins in the body.

ACV can help you lose weight and your lower your blood sugar, thanks to the acetic acid found in it.

Gives many foods a flavor boost — add a dash of ACV to popcorn or pair it with extra virgin olive oil on your salads, as a healthy dressing substitute

It’s multipurpose — you can use Apple Cider Vinegar for many, MANY purposes, even as as astringent for your face,  cleaning your home and removing fleas from your pets! No harsh chemicals or smells necessary.

These are just a few examples of the many positive effects that Apple Cider Vinegar can have in and out of the body, for your pets and housecleaning. However, like many things in life, use ACV in moderation. It has been found that ingesting too much Apple Cider Vinegar can lead to tooth enamel erosion, low potassium levels, and hypoglycemia. NEVER, ever drink ACV by itself — it must be diluted, in a glass of water, and only one tablespoon (or teaspoon if you prefer) is best recommended.

For more information, head over to the braggs.com website. My mom introduced me to Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which I personally think is the best ACV product out on the market. You want to look for Apple Cider Vinegar that is raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized and with the “Mother,” and Bragg’s produces it by the bucket loads. It’s also organic, affordable and naturally gluten-free!

If you decide to give Apple Cider Vinegar a try, let me know what you think!

xx C

 

 

 

 

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