How To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Correctly
You may or may not have heard of the potential health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV). It can help you to lose weight, give you an energy boost and help to treat sunburn and acne. Think of ACV as an all in one health and beauty product. However, you should be aware that it is very acidic, including the organic, unfiltered variety. When used incorrectly it can actually do you more harm than good.
One of the latest crazes are quick and convenient ACV shots taken on an empty stomach. This should not be done, as it can potentially cause serious damage to both your oesophagus and stomach lining, due to the high acid content. Drinking ACV in this manner can also damage your tooth enamel. If you want to reap the maximum benefit from drinking apple cider vinegar, dilute one tablespoon of it in an 8 ounce glass of water. Alternatively, you can mix it up with a little honey for a sweeter taste.
As for the best time to drink apple cider vinegar, it should be noted that it helps to lower blood sugar levels and block the digestion of starch only in the presence of starch. With this in mind, it is probably not best consumed first thing in the morning. Instead, mix a tablespoon of ACV with water and drink it immediately before a meal, rather than drinking it on its own. If it’s weight loss that you are after this can be done safely once or twice a day.
If you wish to use apple cider vinegar as a beauty treatment, always remember to dilute it, so that it doesn’t hurt or burn you when it comes into contact with your skin.
That concludes this article on how to drink apple cider vinegar correctly.
How do you use apple cider vinegar? Do you have any tips that you’d like to share?