Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Apple Cider Vinegar

If you have spent any time on pinterest looking for weightloss tips, you have probably come across something regarding Apple Cider Vinegar.  I thought I'd spend a little time talking about why people, who are trying to lose size and/or weight, drink it.  Yes, drink it.

The basic solution is: 8oz Water + 1-2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar + 1 spoonful Honey (optional)

IMPORTANT: I highly suggest NOT drinking this on an empty stomach.  I've tried it because it was recommended and it always makes me feel sick.  I suggest drinking this with food or just after eating.

I recommend Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar.  You can find it at just about any grocery store.  If it's not with the regular vinegar, then check the health food area.  You can always use cheap apple cider vinegar (ACV), but quality does matter and you won't be getting as many benefits as you would with something akin to Bragg's ACV.

I always feel better when I start having an ACV drink each day.  I can't quite place what exactly is different, but there is a definite difference.

I have some ACV drink suggestions to make it a little more palatable, if you can't stand the basic mixture.

Pineapple ACV = 1 small can Pineapple Juice* + 2 TBSP ACV

Apple A Day = 8 oz Apple Juice + 1-2 TBSP ACV + 1 spoonful Honey

Citrus ACV = 6 oz Citrus Juice (orange, grapefruit, etc) + 2 TBSP ACV

Berry Good = 6 oz Water + 2 TBSP Cranberry Juice + 1 TBSP ACV

*Pineapple juice is supposed to be super good for you.  It is supposed to help reduce inflammation, natural antibacterial, clears up acne, evens out skin tone, prevents bacterial infections, fights aging, reduces sun damage, natural cough suppressant, regulates the thyroid, assists in weight loss, eliminates toxins, and is a digestive aid.

There are a few lines of ACV drinks available.  Bragg's has a line of drinks.  I just found a line called Suja Drinking Vinegar that I really like.  I've been having one with my salad at lunch.

Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar?  What differences did you notice?  

I find that I can only stick with it for 1-2 months at a time.  I've also found that I prefer to either drink it more concentrated (so I just have like two or three gulps), with pineapple juice, or some kind of store-bought drink (I get a little worried about the quality of vinegar).

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