5 Reasons To Start Your Morning With Apple Cider Vinegar
Happy Thirsty Thursday girls ; ) [I bet you’re thinking — um, that doesn’t look like apple cider vinegar — just wait!] A lot of you have been asking what the deal with apple cider vinegar is + why it’s so good for you. So — we’ve compiled a list of benefits, as well as a couple creations that make this powerhouse beverage a little more manageable!
There is a lot of information floating around the web about our beloved apple cider vin. Here’s the deal — although it has not been widely studied in the scientific community, it has much support on the naturalistic side of the health world. The few scientific studies that have been done show that there may be a basis to the many claims. Below are five of the most widely supported benefits apple cider vinegar may have [+ trust us, after you read this, you’ll want to DRINK UP].
5 REASONS TO START YOUR MORN WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
#1] Due to its high acid content, it can help release vital minerals [like calcium!] to get the most out of the foods we eat – which is why it is best to drink before or with meals.
#2] It aids in digestive health – “the mother” [the cloudy stuff in the bottle!] is full of probiotics + phytochemicals* that keep our bodies healthy! [++ regular ; )]
#3] It may play a part in satiety – some studies show that apple cider vinegar actually slows down the process of digestion which keeps us fuller longer!
#4] It can help regulate blood sugar by blocking the absorption of some carbs, keeping energy levels consistent throughout the day [can I get an AMEN].
#5] It is full of antioxidants that protect our bodies from toxins + disease.
*Phytochemicals are nutrients found in plants that have been widely studied + shown to have vast health benefits, but the way they work in the body has not yet been identified. This may be the reason there is not much evidence in the case of apple cider vinegar.
What to look for when purchasing an apple cider vinegar — Raw + Unfiltered + “With The Mother” + Unpasteurized. We recommend Bragg’s. Oh, I know it looks super old school, but it can be found pretty much anywhere.
Now that you know why apple cider vinegar is good for you + what to look for when buying it — try out some of our yummy drinks!
ORANGE INFUSED SPICED CIDER RECHAARG [HOT!]
1/2 cup 100% Organic Apple Juice
1/2 cup Water
2 tbsp Fresh Squeezed OJ
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Allspice
1/2 packet Stevia
++ dash Cayenne Pepper + a lil Orange Zest
Heat everything in a saucepan until steamy + delicious! YUM.
The good ol’ fashion way — drinkin’ in like a champ: straight shot of apple cider vinegar. Oh baby, let it burn. We definitely recommend chasing it with juice. OJ is our fav!
+Alexa, RD + VirtCHAARG Girl from Cincy