I introduced myself to apple cider vinegar after reading some of the benefits that it could have for my digestive health and it has become my new obsession.
Apple cider vinegar is made by crushing fresh apples and allowing them to mature in wooden barrels. It is then left in these barrels to ferment and when ready it should contain dark, cloudy foam which is called the ‘mother’ – this is the most important part. Cider vinegar is an effective natural bacteria fighting agent that contains many different elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chlorine and iron all of which are vital for a healthy body. (info retrieved from here http://www.healthintel.co.nz/nurturefamily/apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/ )
Now I’m not going to lie, apple cider vinegar does not taste delicious. It doesn’t taste like apples and it definitely doesn’t taste like cider so that only leaves vinegar. Yep. It has a distinct vinegary taste which I am unsure you can ever truly get used to… fortunately the benefits of it out weigh its disgustingness for me. Some of the benefits include…
As this cider vinegar is rich in natural minerals and vitamins it a good addition to any type of detox. Apparently apple cider vinegar is able to bind to toxins in our bodies and actually help us eliminate them more effectively and efficiently.
Promote weight loss
I probably had you at weight loss but apple cider vinegar can stabilize the blood sugar for long periods of time which helps to control our appetites – it does need to accompany a healthy, balanced diet though.
To help with digestion
This is the main reason I begun taking shots of this cider vinegar. It can help with common indigestion problems and helps to get rid of bloating that we get after meals.
It has been found that using apple cider vinegar as a topical treatment can help clear up acne and when used as a shampoo it can help make it extra shiny
It is recommended that you take around 1-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water around 2-3 times a day – so before each of your meals. Get into a good habit and do this religiously to get the full benefits of it.