Apple Cider Vinegar – Is it worth the hype?

Apple Cider Vinegar this, apple cider vinegar that, is it worth it? I’m sure by now you’ve seen the whole Apple Cider Vinegar trend going around, and I’m here today to discuss it. I jumped on the Apple Cider Vinegar train during the summer, probably around June and it honestly has changed my life. I wish I could say I use it everyday, but sometimes I do forget. I have seen such a change in my energy levels and body due to using Apple Cider Vinegar in my diet.

I love mixing Apple Cider Vinegar with lemon juice, water and a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne pepper. It’s a great detox de-bloat drink. Sometimes I’ll make this drink and put it in a 16 oz water bottle if I feel I ate too much salty foods or if I look extra bloated. Usually though, I have a small 8 oz glass of this drink. When eating salad, if I don’t go for my usual balsamic vinegar, I will mix lemon juice, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar together as my dressing. It’s another way to make your salad ‘healthier.’ I do have to say, apple cider vinegar is 100% an acquired taste. I suggest starting out small don’t drink a 16oz mixture of it on your first try cause you’ll hate it or throw up to be honest. It takes a while to get used to, but you can always add more water to lessen the bitter taste.

Some benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves skin
  • Lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels
  • It also helps with acid reflux
  • Balances pH

Other benefits you wouldn’t think of

  • Clears up sunburn
  • Fights fungus
  • Treats warts
  • Heals poison ivy rashes
  • Kills fleas and other bugs
  • Fights off seasonal allergies
  • Natural deodorant
  • Makes hair shiny
  • Household cleaner
  • Teeth whitener

Precautions of Apple Cider Vinegar – from Dr. Axe

Although apple cider vinegar is healthy and safe for most people, consuming large amounts can lead to some negative effects on health. Apple cider vinegar side effects include erosion of tooth enamel, burning of the throat or skin and decreased levels of potassium.

Be sure to always dilute apple cider vinegar in water instead of drinking it straight to prevent negative side effects. You should also start with a low dose and work your way up to assess your tolerance.

If you’re taking blood sugar medications, talk to your doctor before using apple cider vinegar. Because apple cider vinegar may help reduce blood sugar levels, you may need to modify your dosage of diabetes medications to prevent hypoglycemia symptoms.

Finally, while there are a wide range of apple cider vinegar uses, it shouldn’t be viewed as a quick fix or cure when it comes to your health. Instead, it should be paired with a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle to really see results.

In my opinion, Apple Cider Vinegar really works, but of course only if you follow a healthy diet. I have seen real results, especially with bloating from using Apple Cider Vinegar. I recommend it to everyone and I think it should be something you at least try. All information above is from 20 Apple Cider Vinegar Uses + 6 Health Benefits – Dr. Axe. I’m no expert, but if you have any questions please comment below! If you’re looking for more information on the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, then check out this awesome article by Maira Nutrition – 10 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

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6 Comments

  1. Mariella Blago
    January 7, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Wow, I had no idea! I do need to lose some weight and I love sour drinks, so maybe this will work for me. Thank you 🙂

    • January 7, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      It really helps! It keeps you from bloating which is a big problem for me!

  2. January 7, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    This is super helpful Theresa Marie!! I love ACV, it is also helpful for your microbiome! Thanks for sharing, I will have to try it out as a cleaner! 😃

    • January 7, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you so much! Apple cider vinegar really helps! It’s a great detox tool

  3. January 7, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    My husband uses this in a cleanse he does once a quarter. I wasn’t aware of all the other positive benefits from it though! Thanks, great read!!

    • January 7, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, apple cider vinegar has so many benefits! (:

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