Do you guys incorporate apple cider vinegar into your routine for better health? I'm relatively new to it. My friends and my mom introduced it to me when I was feeling sick one day. They said to me, "You've got to get your ACV out!" And I said, "Huh?? What do those letters mean??" After a little research, I not only learned what ACV stood for (apple cider vinegar), but also why it is an amazing product for better health. I tried drinking it straight and it was HORRIBLE, so I went back to my friends and they told me how to jazz it up. We call it Apple Cider Vinegar Tea because we drink it from mugs. There is no real tea in it.
Here is how I make it, there is no hard and fast rule, this is just how I like to drink it:
- Start with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar -- then I gradually increased the amount to 1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Shake some cinnamon
My husband Chris likes to add a squeeze of lemon or orange juice to match the flavor of the vinegar so this is also an option.
It is an excellent appetite suppressant so I often have this in the morning if I am fasting. I also enjoy it in the evening in my pjs, sitting in front of the fire. Ahhhh, doesn't that sound lovely?!
Here are some additional benefits of ACV:
Alleviates joint and inflammation in the body. If you know anything about inflammation, it is pretty much the root of all problems in the body. So, anything that can reduce inflammation is a good thing.
Soothes sore throats. This is the main reason why I drink ACV. Anytime I feel a sore throat coming on or I feel achy, I will drink this, and I swear the next day -- I feel amazing. This "tea" has really been a game changer in our house to combat germs that our kids bring home.
Regulates acid reflux and improves digestive health.
Increases energy, improves skin, and helps to combat bad breath.
I buy Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar and it has "the mother" in it, which are the enzymes or the GOOD STUFF for your gut. Essentially, the "mother" is what makes the ACV so beneficial for you. It gives the vinegar a cloudy appearance before you shake it.
It is very important to use RAW honey. This means that it has not been heated and filtered during the bottling and packaging stages. The reason why you do not want the honey heated up is because when it is heated and filtered it loses all of its really great benefits.
MOM TIP: Buy your Raw honey at Sam's! A large jar, 40 ounces, will last you a long time, and it only costs about $10!
You can give this concoction to your kids, as it also benefits their immune system. I offer this tea to my kids when they are having stomach issues, a cold and even canker sores.
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