Learn all about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) including clear skin, weight loss, balancing pH levels, detoxing and more. You’ve heard Dr. Oz talk about it, now learn more!
I first learned about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar through Tosca Reno and the Tone It Up nutrition plan. Both plans recommend adding apple cider vinegar into your daily diet. Tosca recommends mixing 2 Tablespoons of raw, unfiltered ACV into a glass of water and the Tone It Up gals recommend a drink recipe called the Meta-D which has apple cider vinegar, water and a few other ingredients.
I started drinking it daily based on their recommendations and soon fell in love with it! It’s such an easy thing to add your routine and the health benefits are amazing!
Here are a few common questions around ACV…
Only use raw organic apple cider vinegar that has the ‘mother’ of the vinegar still intact. The ‘mother’ is made up of strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria, similar to the ‘mother’ that’s in Kombucha. Clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits that raw apple cider vinegar has. There are different brands out there but I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar which I find at my local organic market, Whole Foods or on amazon (affiliate link).
Be sure to dilute ACV before applying it to your skin or drinking. Without being diluted, it can damage the tooth enamel and the tissues of your throat, mouth or skin. Many people also like adding a splash of fruit juice, honey or stevia to the ACV + water mixture to help make it more palatable.
It’s hard for me to tell if the ACV drink is working wonders on my body and helping in ALL the ways I mentioned above, however I do know that my complexion has been really clear since I’ve started taking it and I crave the ACV drink every day now. In the morning I make my drink in a blender/shaker bottle and take it to work with me. I’ll have it in mid-morning or after lunch with my afternoon snack. It definitely helps to keep me feeling full and less hungry.
In need of recipes to incorporate apple cider vinegar in your diet? Check out these:
Disclaimer – Due to the lack of supporting research, apple cider vinegar cannot be recommended for treatment or prevention of any health problems. Also, please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements. I’m just sharing my experience and what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. 🙂