Have you jumped on the apple cider vinegar train yet? If you haven't, you should! ACV is a buzzy ingredient showing up all over the place-- and for good reason. It has tons of incredible benefits and starting your day with a shot of it may be exactly what your wellness routine has been lacking.
So what are some of these benefits? For starters it'll help improve your digestion. ACV is full of malic acid which helps your gut function properly. It does wonders for heartburn, intestinal issues and can even help you become more regular. Do you suffer from bloat? ACV might be what you need to help keep it at bay by aiding digestion and keeping your belly flat.
ACV is high in pectin, which is what's largely attributed to giving it such high ratings in the digestive department, but this same enzyme has also been shown to help reduce your body's ability to absorb fats. If your weight loss efforts have been stunted, ACV might help move along your process.
In addition to improving digestion and aiding weight loss, regularly drinking ACV can give your skin a natural luminosity and has even been shown to help acne.
If you're still not convinced, ACV has also been shown to help sore throats, regulate blood sugar, increase stamina and energy, curb sugar cravings, strengthen your immune system, and MORE. However there's one thing you should know about it.
"Don't drink it straight."
“Don’t drink it straight,” says Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN, CEO and founder of Savorfull, “It’s super acidic and could cause harm to your teeth, esophagus, and digestive system.” So how should you take it? It's best to mix a tablespoon or two into a cup of water and if you need to add some raw honey to take the edge off, do it.