Why You Should Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

There are a lot of reasons why you should hop on the apple cider vinegar bandwagon. But before you do, it may help to understand what it is and why you should be drinking it:

At its core (see what I did there?), apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a fermented juice that comes from crushed apples and creates a vinegar valued for the resulting formation of acetic acid. It is used for both health and culinary purposes, acting as a staple in medicines, a flavor-enhancer in cooking, and increasingly becoming recognized as a holistic aid to weight lost, osteoporosis, and sunburns. Important to note, the naturopathic claims of the benefits from drinking apple cider vinegar still need more evidence and research to be recognized as official uses, however, this hasn’t stopped the growth of avid consumers swearing by the product.

Different health gurus, like Dr. Mehmet Oz, and sites have sought out science-backed claims in support of the trend and found that drinking apple cider vinegar can improve blood sugar levels, enhance antioxidant protection, and contains antibacterial properties. For many though, it is the promise, no matter how slight, of effortless weight loss assistance. Apple cider vinegar is said to reduce appetite, helping you to consume fewer calories during the day and shed the pounds without even trying.

If you’re skeptical about ingesting this acidic drink, consider making a concoction with cinnamon and cayenne to help ease the taste (recipe here: www.organicauthority.com/benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar). Still can’t do it? Different health stores such as GNC sell ACV in capsule form, too. Prices for a quality product can range form $5-$15 and while that’s a bargain price to pay for the myriad of health benefits, if you still need more justification consider also ACV’s benefits for your hair and skin. Users claim a spritz of a water/vinegar mixture helps detangle and add shine to your hair, while a heavily diluted solution on the skin can help reduce the appearance of acne.

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