Thursday, October 23, 2014

You Drink What?!

Yes. I am one of those people who drinks APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!
Why are so many people into this craze?
Every morning after I get ready and right before I eat I drink apple cider vinegar. There are so many great things in this stuff! Despite all the hype about this, some of it's claimed affects haven't been proven. What we do know about apple cider vinegar is that it contains a ton of vitamins and minerals, it can be used for weak bones, losing weight, muscle cramps, stomach aches, sore throats, cleaning out your sinuses, and high blood pressure. It can also help rid toxins from your body, slow aging, reduce cholesterol and help with infections. Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a toner for your skin to prevent/rid of acne(I have yet to try this one) when combined with water. It can be used for soothing a sunburn, mosquito bites, dry scalp issues, and so much more (Web MD). Again, some of its affects haven't been medically proven. But with all of its amazing ingredients why not give it a try?

What to look for at the grocery store: You want to buy the organic, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized kind containing "the mother." The 16 oz bottle you see here costs about $5.00 and lasts me a long time (I found one double this size for the same price on Amazon). It does not need to be kept refrigerated. This is naturally gluten free and will give you the most health benefits. The bottle says you can drink it up to three times daily but I only drink it once per day.
This is how I drink it: I pour 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass and pour a little water in it (about 1 part ACV and two parts water). I only pour a little water in it so I can drink it faster. Let me tell you now... This stuff does not taste great! The first few times I drank it I was having to choke it down but I have become much more used to it now. I really don't mind drinking it! Like I said you can drink this up to three times per day in 1-2 tsp servings mixed with water but instead of doing that I just drink 1 tbsp in the morning instead of a tsp per serving.
If mixed into a drink with 1-2 tsps honey it is said to help with weakening bones. Bragg also has their own little recipe on the back of the bottle. Since I have been drinking this I have noticed clearer skin, digestion, growing hair, and it has soothed my sore throats and stomach pains. Use this stuff for whatever you like, I couldn't see the harm in trying something so healthy!
Let us know if you have tried this and what it has done for you!

Thanks for reading!