Whether you're looking to implement a natural, at home remedy to prevent illness, lose weight or treat certain ailments, learn why including Apple Cider Vinegar in your daily routine could benefit you tremendously!
1.) BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
It's flu season! We're all about proactively taking the right steps to prevent illnesses before they arise. BUT - you're not completely out of luck if the common cold has caught you before you remembered to take any preventative measures! Apple cider vinegar does a tremendous job fighting off cold symptoms by thinning mucus in the body and balancing your PH levels.
2.) EASES DIGESTION & RELIEVES CONSTIPATION
If you've got stomach troubles, ACV is going to be your new best friend! It's so important that our digestive system works properly for various reasons - one of which includes nutrient absorption! If your stomach acid if low like 90% of the American population, this could be your cause for heartburn, improper digestion, and could negatively affect your body's ability to absorb the nutrients it desperately needs! This is where ACV comes into play, as it aids in increasing the stomach acid in your body.
PSST... BONUS BENEFIT! Add some cinnamon to the mixture to reduce flatulence.
3.) COMBATS HIGH CHOLESTEROL
If you have high cholesterol, you are probably aware of the devastating potential risks such as heart disease or stroke. Studies have shown that ACV can keep your cholesterol levels low, easing the strain off of your heart.
PLUS - it can naturally lower your blood sugar practically overnight.
4.) REDUCES INFLAMMATION
What causes inflammation? It could be a number of things, some of which include stress, lack of sleep, or a poor diet made up of mostly processed foods, refined carbohydrates and sugars. ACV has been shown to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body naturally. However - always remember that for maximum benefits, ACV should also be paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle!
We know that after reading this, some of you may be so excited to try ACV that you may be tempted to go to your cupboard and drink it straight out of the bottle. However, doing so could cause some negative side effects such as burning the throat, skin, and even decreasing your potassium levels. Be sure to DILUTE ACV in water (we typically suggest 1 tbsp ACV in 8 oz water). As always, use it in moderation as well and understand that the benefits work best when combines with a healthy, nutritious diet and lifestyle.
If you're looking for even more specific benefits in terms of weight loss, heartburn, a sore throat, acne or eczema, you might want to try out one of these concoctions!
1 TBSP ACV WITH 1 CUP WATER & 1 TBSP LEMON
Enjoy this mixture to improve weight loss and speed up your metabolism!
1 TBSP ACV WITH 1 CUP WATER & 1 TBSP RAW HONEY
If you want to ease the symptoms of heartburn, a cough or sore throat - this one's for you!
To reduce acne, use ACV as a toner by diluting a small amount into some water, and applying to the skin with a cotton pad!
To diminish Eczema - mix ACV and water (equal parts) in a bowl, and apply to the skin with a cotton pad and let dry!
REMEMBER: When drinking ACV, ALWAYS remember to dilute it in water, because taking it straight can cause negative side effects.
ACV has AMAZING various health benefits, but should always be combined with a healthy diet. Here in our office, we coach our wellness members to embrace unprocessed, whole foods such as organic meats, fruits, vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.
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