Apple Cider Vinegar is something that I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about lately, for everything from bloating, acid relax, and weight loss. I like to drink mine in either a cup of water first thing in the morning (Kind of like a shot) or by mixing it in with tea, and sometimes mixed in with honey and ginger. Here’s a list of some of my favourite uses for it:
Fights Colds: ACV is loaded with immune boosting vitamins and antioxidants that help keep your body healthy.
Clears Sinuses: Helps break up mucus and clears sinus cavities.
Aids Weight Los: Shows that ACV promotes fat loss and reduces sugar cravings.
Fights Allergies: Along with boosting your immune system. ACV helps break up mucus and supports lymphatic drainage.
Balances Blood Sugar: The acetic acid found in ACV can balance blood sugar levels and improve diabetes.
Lowers Blood Pressure: Studies show that it can also lower blood pressure and promote heart health.
Fights Cancer: It’s rich in antioxidants that help fight cancer.
Detoxes The Body: It’s full of antibacterial and anti-microbial properties. Consuming ACV helps flush out harmful toxins from the body.
Regulates PH: Balancing your bodies PH can reduce the risk of chronic illness and boost energy.
Cures Candida (Yeast): To treat Candida overgrowth, you must stop the yeast from spreading. One of the most effective ways to do so is to rebuild your gut bacteria.
Promotes Good Gut Bacteria: ACV contains probiotics and a type of acids that promotes the growth of probiotics. Probiotics are ‘good’ gut bacteria that help keep you healthy.
Relieves Constipation: It acts as a natural laxative. It stimulates digestive juices that help the body break down food. ACV also contains pectin, which is a water-soluble fibre that helps to normalize acid levels and increase the absorption of fibre.
Fights Acid Reflex: Contrary to popular belief, acid reflex typically results from having too little acid in your stomach (not too much). To improve the acid content of your stomach, drink ACV before meals. Just add a tablespoon of raw ACV to a large glass of water and drink.