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Why apple cider vinegar?

Updated: Sep 17, 2019

Kristin Carmody


Apple cider vinegar is great for household cleaning, topical treatments and most importantly our bodies!



Top 3 Benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar:


1. Helps with digestion

Apple cider vinegar is acidic, but a great ingredient to use for killing bacteria and cleansing the digestive system. After a heavy dinner the night before or eating out, starting your morning out with this cleansing drink will do the trick! 2


2. Aids weight loss

According to a study done by Japanese scientists, it was proven that small amounts of apple cider vinegar every day helped reduce obesity in the participants.1 But of course, we all know that this is just something to help along with good diet and exercise to see maximum benefits. Apple cider vinegar can be added to our diet such as delicious salad dressings and even a daily detox drink (below).


3. Can improve blood sugar

Studies show that apple cider vinegar can even help lower our blood sugar, which is an issue that many Americans are struggling with. In addition, this ingredient can also help with lowering insulin levels in people that suffering from diabetes. With that being said, with improved insulin and blood sugar levels, that can reduce the risk of heart disease.2 All from one natural ingredient, how cool?!




 

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink


Ingredients:


  • 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice

  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

  • 8 oz of cold water

Directions: Add ingredients to a glass and mix well and enjoy in the morning!



 

References:

1. Webmd (2019). Apple cider vinegar and your health. Retrieved by: https://www.webmd.com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar-and-your-health

2. Healthline (n.d.). 6 proven benefits of apple cider vinegar, backed by science. Retrieved by: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar#section7

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