Apple cider vinegar is claimed to be one of the healthiest of all kinds of vinegar used by those health-conscious bloggers. A quick Google search will show you why it’s so sought after. After all, it’s just another condiment made with acetic acid that has a great flavour to it. But how much of its hype is true, and how much is a bluff? After all, everything arises from a seed of truth, no matter how small.
So, we’re going to find out what it is, and why it’s so sought after and loved by those health experts and nutritionists. Apple Cider Vinegar is essentially just vinegar made from cider, or apple must and has a very pale golden sort of a colour. In layman terms, it’s made by fermenting the sugars found in apples using vinegar. And it’s no secret that vinegar has been used for centuries as a healing agent for everything from sanitization to burning fat. The fact that it has lasted so long is either because it truly is a magic drink, or that we have just been very gullible. Either way, with these many claimed benefits, it’s worth checking out if they are actually true. It’s also equally important to find out what myths have slipped through the cracks over the years, if any, and debunk them so there’s a better understanding of what vinegar, and particularly Apple Cider can do for us and our health.
The problem is, many of these alleged benefits haven’t been proven, and so actually following them could land you in a bigger mess than you started off in. Using apple cider vinegar (ACV).
for example, to clear your acne, could give you permanent scars. Also, you should never consume ACV or any other vinegar without diluting it first, it’s not vodka, it’s acid. This is why it’s essential to know the truths from the myths. So, read on to find out the truths behind this magic condiment and what myths have you fallen victim to. And, if you’re convinced, there are some fun and tasty ways to add this to your daily diet and live the change.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Now that you know everything there is to about ACV, it’s surely a great addition to your kitchen shelf. A good pointer to keep in mind is, never consume any vinegar undiluted. So, now that you know that, how do you consume it? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- The most common way of doing it is by missing a tablespoon or two in a glass of water and drinking it after every meal. This is the safest option and doesn’t require much effort. But make sure it’s after the meal and not before since the acid can cause uneasiness and nausea.
- A different take on that would be to drink ACV with fruit juices. Since it helps absorb nutrients faster, this is the best place to start. Stick to vitamin-C rich juices such as grapefruit, lemon, orange, etc. for maximised benefits.
- Make a salad dressing with it. Do yourself a favour and avoid the oil; it reduces the effects of ACV. Instead, make a salad dressing with ACV, lemon juice, herbs, and garlic if you like and mix it in a food processor for a very aromatic and healthy dressing.
You can try coming up with your own unique ways to consume ACV (always diluted) and see how it benefits your health in the long run!