So, a woman at work who has had digestive problems just like you said that she started using Apple Cider Vinegar and it has helped her immensly. On your next grocery trip, you pick up a bottle from the salad dressing aisle.
Yeah, so what? What’s wrong with that?
Well, nothing is ‘wrong’ with it. But all ACVs are not created equal, so you could be assisting your health a lot more by buying a quality version.
Common Apple Cider Vinegar claims:
– Assists in the PH/Alkaline balance in your body
– Aids digestion
– Improves your immunity
– Weight loss
– Improves skin conditions
– Promotes good gut bacteria
Are these claims true?
I am not sure- I am not a Nutritionist, nor a Doctor or Scientist. But if you are asking me personally if ACV has helped me, then the answer is yes. I have experienced improved digestion of meals by having it beforehand and it has also provided relief of nausea and soothed a sore throat.
How to use it :
– Regularly, as in on a daily basis.
– Before meals, a few teaspoons diluted in water
– In salad dressings
– In your baking. Many Grain-free bread recipes call for ACV + Bi-carb as their raising agent
What to look for:
– Buy brands that are raw, unfiltered and have ‘the mother’ in the jar (the funny-looking cloudy thing)
– Look for dark-coloured, not light-coloured vinegar. The latter will be filtered and pasteurized.
– I personally use Bragg’s, which seems to be the most popular brand and also the most easily found outside of the grocery store. I have found some dearer brands that were ‘organic’ but did not include the mother, so look for a brand that matches the above criteria.
Luckily for me, my mother went through an ‘Apple Cider vinegar phase’ during my childhood (oh yes, there were many health phases….) and I took a liking to the taste, so I enjoy having it daily. If you are the opposite, hold your nose and know that it is for your own good!