Apple cider vinegar has been around for thousands of years. It was considered a natural remedy for various cultures such as Greece, Africa, and China. Recently, however, people are now more aware of its health benefits and amazing properties. It’s a re-discovery, if you will.
WHAT IS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is fermented juice from crushed apples. To produce this, two fermentation processes are required-- once to make an alcoholic cider and a second time to make it into a vinegar. First, apples are crushed into mashes and then they are exposed to yeast. The natural sugar from the Apples becomes fermented and gets turned into alcohol. Afterwards, the second fermentation process begins.
Since Apples are known to contain various minerals and dietary fibers, as well as acetic acid and nutrients such as Vitamin B and Vitamin C, it is known to produce lots of health benefits when digested.
BENEFITS OF DRINKING ACV IN THE MORNING
So, what are the benefits of drinking ACV? Here is a list from Healthline:
1. For Blood Sugar Management
ACV is often used as a natural way to control blood sugar levels, especially for people with insulin resistance.
2. For Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition associated with abnormal menstrual changes, high levels of androgen hormones, ovarian cysts, and insulin resistance. Drinking ACV regularly is known to improve hormone levels.
3. For Weight Loss
Vinegar may help people lose weight by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing the amount of food eaten throughout the day However, ACV is more likely to aid in weight loss when combined with other diet and lifestyle changes.
4. For Improved Digestion
ACV is known to increase the acidity of your stomach, which helps your body create more pepsin, the enzyme that breaks down protein.
5. For General Wellness
Other popular reasons for taking apple cider vinegar include protection against heart disease, reducing the risk of cancer, and fighting bacterial infection.
HOW TO DRINK ACV
With all of these amazing health benefits, you’re probably thinking of drinking some ACV right now. Some people drink it as a shot, but keep in mind that ACV is still a type of vinegar, so diluting it or mixing it with other beverages is the way to go! People simply dilute it with water and add honey to the mixture, but the best and most delicious way to go? Purely!
Purely has made drinking ACV much more enjoyable for a lot of people. Infused with fresh fruit/juice, roots, herbs and botanicals, Purely is much brighter, fruitier and juicier!
We’ve even rounded up the most tasty drink recipes you can make Purely with - ranging from tonics, mocktails, to cocktails!
HOW MUCH ACV SHOULD YOU DRINK DAILY
It’s very important that you don’t drink too much ACV. It is, after all, still an acid. We recommend a dosage of 1-2 tablespoons per day. That is around 15-30 mL. Remember, a little goes a long way! Since Purely is lighter than regular ACV,, you can drink as much as 3 servings (1-2oz per serving) throughout the day.
WHEN TO NOT DRINK ACV
If you have underlying problems such as stomach ulcer or kidney problems, ACV, unfortunately, is not for you as it can cause more problems than benefits. As we said earlier, vinegar is an acid and may cause problems to some people even when diluted.
Overall, ACV has its benefits and side effects. We recommend that you consult your physician first before anything else!