As families opt for traditional medicine alternatives, Apple Cider Vinegar has become a staple in many households. When taken orally or used topically, Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV, is a powerful home remedy with many benefits. People incorporate it into their lives to aid in weight loss, to clear acne, and improve heart health, to name a few.
ACV is fermented apple juice, and when adding yeast, the juice’s sugar turns to alcohol. The bacteria then turn the alcohol into acetic acid. This fermentation process gives ACV an overwhelmingly strong smell and taste. The result is a vinegar packed with enzymes, minerals, and vitamins.
In antiquity, people used ACV to heal wounds, and Hippocrates prescribed a mixture for common colds and coughs. ACV is said to help with…
- Cognitive function
- High blood pressure
- High levels of cholesterol
- Insect bites
- Kidney stones
- Leg cramps
- Nasal and sinus inflammation
- Sore throat
If you’d like to introduce ACV into your daily regimen, here are a few ways.
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar All Natural Drink
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar All Natural Drinks come in various flavors depending on your taste and needs. This beverage boosts energy levels with all-natural, organic ingredients that are also non-GMO and kosher. A daily dose supports a healthy immune system and helps maintain a healthy weight and glucose levels.
Research suggests that ACV can aid in the weight loss process by controlling the appetite, suppressing hunger, reducing fat storage, and rinsing the digestive tract. Of course, the results may take some time but are effective on a 12 to 24-week regimen. Try one tablespoon of ACV in two cups of water daily for 12 weeks, then consume two tablespoons in two and a ¼ cups of water for another 12 weeks.
A few ingredients combined with ACV can make a good salad dressing. One simple recipe is a ½ cup of ACV, ½ cup of EVOO, two tablespoons of raw honey, and a dash of salt and pepper. It’s tasty on a spinach or kale salad.
Here’s an ACV Ginger Vinaigrette that’s ideal for slaws.
- 3 tablespoons of ACV
- 1 ½ teaspoons of grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons of EVOO
- ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
Trace Minerals Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Everyone needs a healthy gut, healthy weight, healthy blood sugar levels, and more. Trace Minerals Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies almost taste like candy and are a delicious way to introduce ACV to your entire family. These gummies are gelatin and gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, unfiltered, and vegan. Trust me–you’ll be happy to take these gummies.
Vermont Village Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Shot
If you need a way to consume ACV without the harsh taste, try Vermont Village Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Shots. The one-ounce shots include one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV along with other kosher, non-GMO, organic ingredients. The rich flavors are enjoyable and help support a healthy lifestyle. Grab one in the mornings or pack it in your lunch bag when on-the-go.
Bonus! Soothe A Sore Throat
A combination of ACV and raw honey can help soothe a sore throat. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, the mixture can kill bacteria and soothe the throat. To calm most sore throats, combine warm water with one tablespoon of ACV and two tablespoons of raw honey and drink.
In its raw form, ACV is full of acid, so dilution is the best option. Undiluted ACV can erode tooth enamel and cause skin, stomach, and throat issues, among other things. If you already have medical concerns, consult a physician before use.
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