I love the reaction I get from people when I tell them I drink Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) everyday…they look at me like i’m crazy. I had bought it for the first time one day with the sole purpose of using it to make salad dressing. However, after reading the bottle I became curious about the health benefits of consuming it.
This is the label I saw:
I was especially intrigued that in 400 B.C. Hippocrates used it as a natural health remedy. Recently I have become a lot more interested in natural health remedies that are good for my body. Also on the label that caught my eye was the “Bragg VInegar Health Drink.” My initial thought was why on earth would anyone want to drink vinegar? Yuck! But then I decided to turn to google and do more research about the health benefits.
I found a ton of interesting information online. ACV can help with weight loss, digestion, shine hair, whiten teeth, aid sunburn, lower cholesterol, lower high blood pressure….and the list continues. One of my favorite health benefits, is the claim that it helps clear skin and reduce redness in skin by balancing your bodies pH level. I have always struggled with having sensitive skin and acne, so anything that helps I want to try. Another favorite is that it helps with bloating.
Aside from drinking it, I also use it as a toner for my skin….again to help balance my pH level on my face. The only problem is it makes my face smell like a foot. Literally, kind of gross.
I have found that it really does help my skin, and I feel better drinking it! Now, one thing I want to make clear, I never said that it is delicious to drink. Truthfully, the taste has grown on me, but sometimes I have to plug my nose when i’m drinking it. It is very bitter, there is no doubt about that.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink:
- 2 tbsp ACV
- 8 oz or more of water
I just pour it in a glass and fill the rest of the cup with water. You can add some honey if you would like it sweet. I try and drink this 2 times a day, morning and night.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner:
- 1 tbsp ACV
- 2 tbsp water
Mix together and apply to face with cotton ball after I wash my face, let air dry. Usually 2 times per day.
I encourage you to do some research of your own, and buy a bottle to try. Make sure to buy it in it’s purest form (organic, raw and unfiltered.) I have tried other brands, and bragg is my favorite.