Why the Hype with the Apple Cider Vinegar?

ignite your system with this apple cider vinegar morning drink with cayenne pepper and lemon
Add a splash of ACV, a dash of cayenne pepper, and a squirt of lemon to your morning mug of agua and your body will ignite for the day!

Have you ever seen the viral lists of countless ways to use WD40? Do you remember in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding how Windex was the cure-all for errrrythang? Well step aside chemical laden liquids, there’s a new kid in town (that’s been around since Hippocrates was roaming) and it’s having a MAJOR moment.

WHAT IT IS:
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
is made up of primarily – you guessed it – apple juice. But by adding yeast, the fruit sugar turns into alcohol (now you’re listening), and then bacteria turns the alcohol into acetic acid – which, as we’re learning, is GOLD.

So let’s get to the point – how can you realistically consume or use ACV and honestly benefit from it? There are countless of hacks out there right now. But I’ve narrowed them down to what you’ll ACTUALLY want to try.

WHY YOU NEED IT:

  • Ramp Up Dat Metabolism & Flatten Yo Belly – This is all the buzz right now. While there may not be concrete, definitive evidence, it is believed that if added to a nutritious diet & healthy lifestyle, the acetic acid in ACV could aid in kickstarting your fat burning gears.
  • Detox Your System & Improve Digestion – Here’s something interesting: sippin’ on ACV before you eat is said to actually help your stomach break down food & reduce acid reflux afterwards. You’d think it would CONTRIBUTE to heartburn, right? ACV diluted in water is said to help with an upset stomach or bloating as well.
  • Get Shinier Hair & Clearer Skin – Some folks swear by creating ACV concoctions for their shampoo & conditioner, emphasizing that they truly see a difference in the sheen of their tresses. ACV can also help alleviate oily skin. Give it a try?
  • Kill Many Types of Bacteria – Both internally (fight the flu! yell at yeast!) and on surfaces (nix the mold!).
  • Lower Blood Sugar Levels – Studies have shown that you can effectively balance out high-carb or high-sugar meals by adding ACV to your plate to reduce or prevent blood sugar spikes. So long sugar rushes & pizza comas!
  • Feel Full – There’s talk out there that ACV can make you feel full, which keeps you from snacking too frequently or eating too much.
  • Kill the Cancer – There’s also chatter that AVC can shrink and potentially even kill tumors. Worth the try!
add apple cider vinegar to your diet for flatter abs
Debloat, improve digestion, and spike your metabolism by consuming more apple cider vinegar!

HOW TO CONSUME IT:

  • Morning Mocktail: If you’re into the wellness world, you may have heard of apple cider vinegar shots. I’ve been hearing that it’s best to dilute that tablespoon of AVC with a full cup of agua. Here a link to a ton of fun ACV drinks you can chug first thing in the morning to jumpstart your bod’s operating system.
  • Baked Goods: Adding ACV to your next bread, muffin or pancake recipe will add some welcomed flakiness! Try this simple mix from Simple Mills.
  • Salad Dressing: An obvious choice in consuming this liquid gold, but try this fabulous salad & dressing.
  • Beauty Brands: Not into DIY? These brands have already added ACV to their bottles!
  • Face First: Use it as a toner for oily skin, and potentially fade scars for sun spots. Hand is raised to try this around hormonal times!!
apple cider vinegar can help keep skin fresh and clear
Keep skin clear of impurities by using apple cider vinegar on the regs.

So what do you think? Will YOU buy into the hype? I add a tablespoon of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar plus a dash of cayenne pepper to my water bottle errry morning. I can confidently say that I’m at one of my fittest stages of life, and my heartburn has exponentially decreased since starting this practice about six months ago when I stopped taking prescription heartburn medication.

And now, time for me to try a DIY ACV facial toner so y’all can say, “And then I saw her face. Now I’m a believer…” 😉

Comment below with an ACV hack you’ve tried or let us know if you’re just not into the hype!

Stay sweet {with a lil kick},
Katie

Resources:

  1. https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/health/apple-cider-vinegar-uses/index.html
  2. https://www.webmd.com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar-and-your-health
  3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar#section
  4. https://helloglow.co/16-genius-uses-for-apple-cider-vinegar/
  5. http://www.thisisinsider.com/health-benefits-apple-cider-vinegar-2018-1

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