A Spoon Full of Cider
Now we know we have no need to bore you with the benefits of drinking a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar in the morning on an empty stomach – though this is often not that easy to stomach. Pardon the pun!
Some manage to stomach it – there we go again – by diluting it with warm water.
Cider Vinegar Drinks
However, a new trend is set to stir up the beverage/wellness market.
Having cottoned on to this currently unpalatable way of life some savvy individuals across the pond have created the concept of bottled “vinegar drinks”.
The idea being that the vinegar is combined with fruit and sugar/sweetener – an infinitely more palatable offering.
As delighted as your taste buds will be, you will at the same time be boosting your overall wellbeing.
Cider Vinegar Regulations
One thing to bear in mind though is the sugar content which may be higher than expected as the approach is to camouflage the bitterness of ACV.
The World Health Organization suggests that the RDA for women should be no more than 25 grams a day and men 37.5 grams. In layman’s terms that is the equivalent of 6 and 9 teaspoons respectively.
The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Is now a good time to remind you in the know/inform those who aren’t about ACV’s ancient properties?
- It aids digestion
- Regulates stomach acid – particularly beneficial for acid reflux sufferers
- Detoxifies the body – in particular the liver
- Boosts cardiovascular circulation
- Has been proven to dissolve the build-up of mucus in the respiratory tract
- May aid weight loss by increasing satiety and boosting the metabolism
Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie!
Shhhh… is that clanking the sound of a kitchen drawers being rummaged through throughout the land?
Here’s the thing – winter is nigh and tis the season to feel sluggish. What better way to boost your immunity and overall health by adding 1-2 tbsps of ACV to a Detox – Zing smoothie. Mmmm……..ginger.
Not only will it taste good but ACV is known to improve digestive absorption, meaning the properties – in this case ginger – are more likely to be digested in its entirety.