How healthy is your digestive system? Right now, would you benefit from a detox?
You know, with very little effort, you can improve your digestion, detox, and revitalize your entire body inside and out.
Today, I’m going to help you do just that! Below, I put together a list of the top 10 reasons to drink apple cider vinegar daily.
This stuff really lends itself to a healthy lifestyle and is one of the simplest things to add to your daily routine.
1 Prevent Candida Growth
If you’ve recently eaten a lot of sugary foods, taken antibiotics, or take birth control pills, you may be experiencing an overproduction of Candida.
A healthy level of the Candida fungus helps the body absorb nutrients. However, when it overproduces, many negative symptoms can arise.
Some common symptoms include: bad breath, a white coating on your tongue, brain fog, joint pain, gas, bloating, urinary tract infections, and a loss of sex drive.
Fermented food items such as apple cider vinegar are full of malic acid and acetic acid, which are antifungal in nature. These acids are believed to strengthen good intestinal flora and help regulate the candida in your intestines.
2 Get Rid of Heartburn
I began my journey into the world of natural nutrition when I was 17. Before that age, I ate a ton of processed foods and sweets and at that time, heartburn was an issue.
My first revelation in the health world came after drinking 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar with the mother before a meal. The result: no heartburn… It actually worked!!
If you are going to try this, I definitely suggest diluting the ACV as it can be harsh in its concentrated form.
3 Regulate Blood Sugar
High glycemic foods are all around us and sometimes unavoidable. Fortunately, vinegar has anti-glycemic properties that can help maintain proper insulin levels.
This obviously benefits diabetics, but is also believed to be a good preventative measure as well.
4 Liver Detoxification
In today’s world, we’re all exposed to high levels of toxins, such as cleaning chemicals, water contaminants, pesticides, heavy metals, preservatives, and so on.
These toxins build up in the liver and prevent the normal absorption and distribution of nutrients. In turn, this results in a low-energy state, prone to damage and disease.
Some routine maintenance and subtle detoxification can have a strong impact on liver health.
The best detox programs are the more sustained and less invasive ones, including the things you do every day that gradually bring you body back to a healthy state.
Just one tablespoon of ACV in eight ounces of water before each meal is typically an effective dosage to support great liver health.
5 Bad Breath Begone!
Put the breath mints away! You may want to address the root of this unfavorable odor.
The excess bacteria that causes foul breath can be controlled with the acids found in apple cider vinegar. To address this issue, we recommend a mouth rinse.
For this, you want to add 1 tablespoon of ACV to two ounces of water and gargle it for 20 to 30 seconds.
6 Promote Healthy Skin
When applied topically, apple cider vinegar fights blemishes and acne. The abundant levels of malic acid makes ACV an excellent antibacterial and antifungal substance.
Dilute it with a little water and apply it to the face with a cotton ball. Then rinse it off with regular water. This will keep bacteria at bay and prevent new pimples from forming.
These dermatological benefits have been proven especially effective when consumed internally as well as topically.
7 Build a Stronger Immune System
Although the malic acid found in ACV is praised most often as the key immune system booster, there’s more at work here.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties which makes for a good preventative measure against illness.
In addition, ACV is rich in vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that reduce your risk of developing common nutrient deficiencies that could result in illness.
8 Regulate Cholesterol
A laboratory study conducted by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown apple cider vinegar to have an effect on cholesterol levels.
During the study, the triglyceride and VLDL levels in all recorded subjects decreased. Those without the vinegar supplementation maintained high levels of cholesterol.
9 The Perfect Post-Workout Supplement
Usually a visit to the gym is followed by a post-workout beverage, then a meal. Seeing as most of the drinks designed for this purpose are laced with a ton of questionable ingredients, you may want to save your money.
Make your own post-workout cocktail using ACV! This stuff is perfectly suited for the job and you will save a lot of money.
The enzymes and potassium will help you combat fatigue and restore energy while the amino acids will help manage the lactic acid buildup that occurs after your workout.
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10 Improve Digestion
Do you have a sensitive stomach?
I know several people that have struggled with stomach upset regularly. For those dealing with this problem, I recommend you drink apple cider vinegar prior to any larger meals.
You can dilute one or two tablespoons in water or juice. I like to add two tablespoons to an eight ounce glass of unfiltered organic apple juice.
The bacteria-fighting properties of ACV can really make a difference in how you feel after a meal.
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I hope you can get behind me on this when I say that apple cider vinegar rocks! If you don’t have some in your house, you are truly missing out on one of the cheapest supplements you could buy.
But what if I don’t like the taste?!
Hey, I know it’s not the most palatable, but do you want to improve your health or not?
If you’ve been on this healthy living journey for a while as I have, you already know that some things that are not necessarily “tasty” can be very healthy. Occasionally, we need to feed our bodies and not just our taste buds.
With that said, if you do it right, this can work right into you diet rather easily. I like to add ACV to extra virgin olive oil and use it as a salad dressing. (I really enjoy this actually.)
Not surprisingly, it also integrates into unfiltered juices nicely as well as smoothies.
Are you an apple cider vinegar fan? Do you know of a good #11 for our list? Please share any thoughts you have on the subject in the comments below. I would love to hear the community’s input!
1. “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).”
2. “Vinegar Improves Insulin Sensitivity to a High-Carbohydrate Meal in Subjects With Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes.”
3. “Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar Produced with Different Techniques on Blood Lipids in High-Cholesterol-Fed Rats.”
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