You might have heard of the amazing benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Here’s our list of 5 amazing tips and remedies using ACV. Enjoy!
TIP #1: After eating too many junky foods, clean up your system with a watered-down shot of apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar can help detoxify your body; the acid in the vinegar binds toxins which helps in removing them from your body.
For a natural way to cleanse and detox, ACV is so simple but can be so effective.
HOW TO: Combine a tablespoon of ACV with 4 ounces of water, and drink it down!
TIP #2: For weight loss, enjoy 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before or after each meal.
Apple Cider Vinegar’s main component is acetic acid, which is a natural appetite suppressant. It may promote the feeling of fullness, which can lead to a decrease in excessive eating or between-meal snacking.
BUT, on top of that it also helps with digestion of the foods that you just ate.
HOW TO: Dilute ½ to 1 tablespoon of ACV in a small glass of water, and drink about 30 minutes before OR 1 hour after each meal.
TIP #3: 1-2 daily tablespoons of ACV can help balance your blood sugar and reduce risk of diabetes.
Different studies show that vinegar can improve insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals.
The component called acetic acid that is found in ACV, slows down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar in the bloodstream.
HOW TO: See TIP #2 for details, and note that for this it’s recommended to drink BEFORE your meal and/or to include ACV in your recipes when possible. :-)
TIP #4: Need an energy booster? Make your own ACV drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar contains potassium, amino acids and enzymes that will help relieve the feeling of tiredness and fatigue.
Just one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an 8-ounce glass of water will improve your energy levels.
Or… you can step it up a notch to make it super delicious much like Bragg’s ACV drink but without the apple juice.
RECIPE: 2 Tbsp ACV, 1 Tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 16 ounces water. Shake it up, and VOILA, it’s delicious, balancing, and refreshing. You can enjoy it at room temperature (in winter) or with ice cubes (in the summer)
TIP #5: A few tablespoon of ACV for your hair care!
Aside from the many potential benefits of ACV in our inner health, a few tablespoons may save money from expensive hair care treatments.
HOW TO: For dandruff treatment and overall conditioning, you can combine equal parts of ACV and water and transfer it to a spray bottle. Spritz it generously onto your scalp and hair. Wrap with a towel and leave for up to 15 minutes. You’ll want to wash and condition your hair as usual afterwards.
You can do this once or twice a week. You may notice that your hair is not just having less (or NO!) dandruff, but that it also feels healthier and softer.