I've Been Drankin'... Apple Cider Vinegar

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If you've been following me on Instagram story for the past few months, I'm sure you've see my obsession with drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in the morning. I even take it with me to travel.

The buzz on ACV isn't new. In fact, I had a short stint of taking this in the morning about 5 years ago, but it didn't stick. My intentions of taking it back then was for weight loss, and I know now that actions with the purpose of losing weight never works.

Now that I've been on this regimen for about 3 months, I notice a difference in my body, mostly in my digestion.

  • Less bloat
  • Regularity (yep, poop)
  • Reduced hunger
  • Glowing skin!

You can find plenty of articles on the benefits of ACV (like Well+Good and even CNN). For me, these were what compelled me to give it another go:

  • Balances pH in gut - which means better nutrient absorption
  • Anti-bacterial properties - Who knows what goes on in that stomach with all the junk we eat today
  • Nutrients - acetic acid (anti-bacterial), potassium (electrolyte), magnesium (electrolyte) and probiotics

Here's my daily morning elixir recipe. Note that I boosted mine with some extras. I also don't use honey anymore, but it was helpful in getting used to the taste.

An important note on ingredients - I tend to consume mostly organic everything. If you can't for whatever reason, I ask that you at least get raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. It'll have the "mother," a collection of web-like strands, that contains the beneficial bacteria and enzymes.

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Booster benefits:

  • Turmeric - Anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant.
    • WARNING: Turmeric will stain porcelain which includes any porcelain teeth you might have! Avoid by drinking with straw if you feel nimble or opt out and just take turmeric pills.
  • Cayenne - Helps digestion, reduces bloating, increases blood circulation (great way to wake your body up!)
  • Lemon juice - Honestly, I just like the taste of the elixir better with it :). But lemon juice has vitamin C!