Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV for short, is a powerful and natural tonic that has health benefits that go from your insides to your outside, all with one bottle.
Why is ACV so great? Well, this power packed drink is made up of fermented apples that have had good bacteria added to it. And if you read All About Apples you know how amazing apples are for our health. By fermenting apples and adding the beneficial bacteria, a cloudy mixture called the “mother” is formed. This mix of proteins, bacteria, and enzymes creates an impressive tonic whose benefits have a great effect on the body.
Kills Bad Bacteria and Candida
The beneficial bacteria in apple cider vinegar are great for killing off the bad bacteria in our guts as well as fostering the good kind. It also battles yeast, or Candida, which can cause digestive issues, bad breath, UTI’s an other uncomfortable issues.
Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid which helps the body balance it’s PH levels. This allows the liver and lymphatic system remove toxins more easily and then the digestive system to dispose of the toxic material.
Lowers Blood Sugar
This is especially important for diabetics and improving insulin sensitivity. But even non diabetics benefit from balanced blood sugar which helps keep the body energized and and lowers cravings.
Stops Acid Reflux
Taking a shot of ACV with water before eating helps to balance the stomach’s PH level. Staring a meal with balanced stomach acid means that the stomach won’t produce extra acid causing the pain of reflux and heartburn.
Glowing Clear Skin
The benefits of ACV don’t stop with the inside of the body. Using ACV on a cotton ball on your face as a clarifying and all natural tonic, will bring glowing, clear skin. It can also be used as a conditioning treatment several times a week by mixing 1 tablespoon with 1 cup of water and rinsing the scalp.
How To Use It
Our personal favorite at The Green Farm Juicery is a morning tonic:
Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 tablespoon of ACV. Add splash of lemon juice and a small drizzle of all natural, raw honey. Stir and sip on an empty stomach. This mixture will balance the body’s PH level, give the digestive system a kick of probiotics and lower blood sugar.
*Always be sure to dilute apple cider vinegar – drinking it straight can cause burns in the throat.