The right apple cider vinegar recipes can be a game changer for how easily it is to down this potent super food. Let’s face it, apple cider vinegar just doesn’t taste that great. But the benefits are more than worth the funny faces as you choke it down. For me it often resulted in a lack of taking it. It just plain doesn’t taste that great. So over time I started adding it to different juices and I created these apple cider vinegar recipes.
Apple cider vinegar tops the charts for super foods in my opinion. It benefits the body in so many ways, both for optimizing wellness and helping with ailments. Taken regularly it can truly be life changing.
How can ACV help you?
Apple cider vinegar helps detox the body by promoting liver and lymph health. It stimulates the cardiovascular system and gets things moving in the lymph systems. Apple cider vinegar gets your blood moving which circulates everything around the body. The lymph system is your body’s garbage system. It takes all the junk to the liver or stomach where it is processed and gotten rid of. Apple cider vinegar helps it function better and promotes health of the liver which has to process all of the stuff we need to get rid of.
The good bacteria in the gut helps neutralize toxic by-products of digestion, discourages bad bacteria, and produces certain vitamins. Apple cider vinegar acts a pre-biotic supplying a great source of food for our good gut flora. Our gut is full of bacteria. Although some bacteria is bad and can cause sickness, the good bacteria in our gut promotes health and digestion. We want our gut to be balanced and full of good bacteria. It helps us digest our food and produces vitamins for us to use. Apple cider vinegar helps our good bacteria thrive in our gut thus crowding out the bad bacteria and keeping it in a healthy balance.
ACV kills bacteria and can be used for nail fungus or acne or for treating yeasts, fungus, or bacteria in the body. It has also been used as a cleaning agent. Apple Cider Vinegar controls bad bacteria both inside and outside of our body. It can keep us healthy on the inside and can also be used as an antiseptic.
Improves Blood Sugar
Apple cider vinegar helps stabilize blood sugar. This is beneficial for those with insulin resistance, type two diabetes, diabetes, and prediabetes. Large insulin fluctuations can cause sugar cravings. After eating a sugary meal our body releases insulin. Insulin helps the sugar get into each individual cell. If the body releases too much, it can leave the blood low in sugar and we crave more sugar. Apple Cider Vinegar helps stabilize this process easing this cycle.
Diet and exercise are the number one way to lose weight. It aids in weight loss efforts by increasing feelings of fullness. The fact that it stabilizes blood sugar helps people feel less hungry because we don’t go through the cycle explained above. We end up eating less because we get rid of those cravings.
Regular consumption of apple cider vinegar has been shown to lower LDLs (bad cholesterol) and in increase HDLs ( good cholesterol) in rats. In humans, research has shown that it lowers LDLs but more research is needed to determine its effect on HDLs.
Even though apple cider vinegar is acidic, it has an alkalizing effect on the body. A more alkaline body is believed to be a key component in cancer prevention.
Prevents and Helps Heart Burn
One teaspoon of ACV mixed with water and it really helps
Apple cider vinegar contains potassium which thins mucus. It also will kill bacteria and viruses from colds. Have you ever not been able to sleep at night because your sinus’ are trickling down your throat or you can’t breath. Try some apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar helps clear lactic acid buildup after a hard workout thus preventing or alleviating muscle pain and cramping. When mixed with honey and water, ACV can be used as an electrolyte drink to restore energy.
Recipes for ACV Elixirs
Cranberry Cocktail (amazing for the kidneys, heart and digestive)
1-2 Tbs. Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup cranberries (found at Super Maxi)
1 1/2 C. Water
2 tsp. Honey
Simmer cranberrys in water for 30 mintues. Remove from heat and cool. Blend Add ACV and honey. Enjoy
Energy- Iron Blast
1 1/2 C. water
1-2 Tbs. Apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. Black strap molasses
Stir together and drink. I recommend using this drink in the morning.
Note: This recipe not only gives you the awesome benefits of ACV, but you also get the much-needed nutrients like; iron, magnesium, manganese, and calcium, that are in molasses. Molasses is good for your hair, and a safe sweetener for diabetics.
1 1/2 C. tomato paste (preferrable homemade)
1-2 Tbs. Apple cider vinegar 1
/2 tsp. Sea salt
A few drops of hot sauce (optional)
Stir together and drink.
Note: In my opinion this is one of the easiest ways to drink apple cider vinegar. So, if you are a lover of tomato juice you may actually really enjoy this drink.
Pink Pina Punch
1 1/2 C. Fresh grapefruit juice ( I prefer using pink grapefruit)
1/2 cup of Pineapple Juice
1-2 Tbs. Apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. Raw honey
Stir together and drink. This juice is great for before every meal.
This is an amazing cleanser and has the addition of enzyme Bromelain for digestion And, if you are looking to drop a few pounds, this juice may become your best friend. Both the ACV and the grapefruit will help you out. Grapefruit also lowers cholesterol,and helps prevent cancer and arthritis.
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