All About Apple Cider Vinegar!
The health world is a-buzz about Apple Cider Vinegar, and with good reason! From stopping hiccups in their tracks, soothing colds, helping people lose weight and preventing heart disease, as little as 1 tablespoon of ACV a day has numerous health benefits!
What Is It?
Apple cider vinegar! One of my top natural remedies out there because of its powerful healing benefits, some which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes. •Acetic acid has the ability to kill dangerous bad bacteria, and at the same time to foster the growth of beneficial good bacteria. • • • • -Benefits if ACV- •Detox Your Body • Can Treat Acid Reflux and Heartburn •Can Kill Candida (Yeast) and Boost Probiotics •Regulates Your Bodies pH •Can Support Weight Loss and Metabolism •Soothe a Sunburn •Balances Blood Sugar and Improves Diabetes • Fights Seasonal Allergies •Skin Toner for Eczema and Acne • • • Make sure when buying apple cider vinegar you buy it raw and with the “mother” which means it still contains the beneficial compounds including probiotics. I’ve always used the BRAGG’S brand it’s always been consistent! All I consume is 1 Tbs per day! • • • I hope you make room for this ACV remedy as part of your daily routine I swear by it! #Wellness #ACV #HolisticHealth #BRAGGS #HealthyBody #CleanOnTheInside
Apple Cider Vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apple cider or apple must. It has a pale orange / amber color and unpasteurized or organic ACV has a cobweb-like appearance called the “Mother”. This is where people believe the “good stuff” is contained, so buying filtered/pasteurized/conventional ACV might interfere with the potential benefits. It is made by crushing apples and juicing out the liquid, then adding specific bacteria and year to begin an alcoholic fermentation process when the sugars turn to alcohol. There is then a second fermentation process where the alcohol converts to vinegar. Acetic acid and malic acid are what gives vinegar its unique taste.
Apple cider vinegar is used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, preservatives and chutneys – but we’re finding many more ways to work it into our diet!
When using apple cider vinegar in food or drink recipes (it is also a great cleaning agent!) it is important to go with the organic / unrefined version with “the Mother”. This cobweb like material is the culture of beneficial bacteria that turns apple cider into vinegar in the first place – the collection of beneficial acids that give ACV its benefits.
Interested in drinking ACV? Use a straw! The acidic content is strong enough to damage tooth enamel over time.
1.) Heartburn and Acid Reflux Relief
Acid Reflux occurs when there is too little acid in the stomach. The antibiotic properties of ACV help to improve the the acid content of your stomach. Just drink 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered ACV mixed with 8 Fl. Oz of water.
2.) Cholesterol Balancer
Consuming ACV regularly protects your veins and arteries from damage due to oxidation – the main risk of high cholesterol.
3.) Weight Loss Assistant
The acetic acid from apple cider vinegar helps to 1.) make you feel full for effective appetite suppression, 2.) increase your metabolism, and 3.) reduce water retention.
4.) Blood Sugar Regulator
Apple Cider Vinegar has strong anti-glycemic properties that help support a healthy blood sugar level. The vinegar in the ACV effectively blocks some of the digestion of some starches, preventing them from affecting your blood sugar.
5.) Antioxidant Protection
The antioxidants in ACV will help eliminate free radicals. Free radicals are an atom split with an odd, unpaired electron. When this happens, that free radical goes around stealing electrons from other molecules, turning them into free radicals as well. Antioxidants have enough electrons to donate to and stabilize the free radicals, ending the process of destruction within our cells. Antioxidants catechin, gallic acid, caffeic and chlorogenic acids in ACV help with skin, brain, teeth and muscle health.
6.) It Helps Us Absorb Other Nutrients
We have the acetic acid to thank for this! This is why using apple cider vinegar in salad dressings so popular – it’s delicious and good for you!
How To Incorporate It Into Diet
If you’ve never tried apple cider vinegar before, we do have to warn you – it doesn’t taste great! At the end of the day it is undiluted vinegar, so the best thing to do is mask the taste in drinks and foods.
Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinaigrette!
¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, pepper to taste, 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup, 5 tablespoons olive oil!
Make A Glaze for Meats or Veggies
1 cup apple cider, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste!
Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw
All you need is 1 ½ cup unsweetened Apple juice or cider, ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar, 4 tbsp unflavored gelatin. Heat it all together, when it bubbles remove from heat. While whisking add gelatin 1 tablespoon at a time. Pour into gummy molds and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
Teas, Tonics and Smoothies
There are a million and one ways to get your daily dose of apple cider vinegar! Check out our favorite below!
#DidYouKnow Working 2 tablespoons of #AppleCiderVinegar help overall health by lowering and balancing out our blood sugar levels? It also aids in weight loss by reducing cravings throughout the day! Life Tip! Use a straw when drinking any ACV mixtures – its acidic enough to damage tooth enamel! . . . #acv #fitness #health #healthyeating #wellness #diabetes #weightloss #lifehack #lifetips #lifehack #healthhack #getfit #detox #detoxing #toxins #honey #cayenne #lemon #honey #cinnamon #tea #breakfast #nutrition #cleanse #raw #natural #fitstagram #longisland
ACV tip: If looking to lose weight using ACV, enjoy your tea/tonic/smoothie 3x a day a half hour before meals.
Tag your Apple Cider Vinegar experiments with #BestMarket – we’d love to see!
February 22, 2017