Apple cider vinegar is popular in the healthy living realm. It is used to clean the house, clean the body, and support health internally. While it may seem like it is overhyped, it really isn’t. Apple cider vinegar is truly amazing. Personally, I have been drinking it every morning for years and will triple up the dose when I get sick. Today I’m going to share with you 5 reasons you should join my morning ritual and drink raw apple cider vinegar every day.
5 Reasons To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Daily
Apple cider vinegar increases the ph in the stomach and this is a good thing! We need a highly acidic stomach to break down food effectively. When food is broken down completely we get the most nutrition out of the foods we are consuming, and are less likely to experience bloating, gas, heartburn, and constipation.
Apple cider vinegar is a common home remedy to tackle nail fungus, acne, and cleaning around the home. However, drinking ACV daily will also help kill harmful bacteria that enters the body, thus helping you stay healthy.
Helps Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
Studies show that consuming apple cider vinegar before a high-carb meal will improve insulin sensitivity by 19-34% and reduce fasting blood sugar by 4%. This is beneficial for everyone, not just those who are prediabetic or type 2 diabetic. No one wants a blood sugar crash an hour after eating!
Aids in Weight Loss
Along with regulating blood sugar levels, consuming apple cider vinegar before meals will actually help you feel fuller, faster. On top of that, studies show that a person will consume about 200 calories less per day. While this isn’t significant, when it comes to weight loss and maintaining weight, every little bit helps!
Preliminary studies show that consuming apple cider vinegar daily may help lower triglycerides, reduce oxidation in LDL cholesterol, and possibly help lower blood pressure.
How To Take It
My favorite way to consume apple cider vinegar is in my apple cider vinegar tonic. I started drinking it this way about 6 years ago. At first, it probably won’t taste good not going to lie, but after a week or so, you won’t taste the vinegar anymore. I like to drink this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, but some people prefer to drink it 30 minutes before every meal, or right before bed. There is no bad time of day to drink it, although, it is best to drink it on an empty stomach.
Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
- 1 cup warm water
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp-1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp-1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (like this one)
- 1 dash cinnamon
Drink immediately after preparing.