Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar - Nutritious, sure, but Delicious?

Apple Cider Vinegar

You may have heard people the talk about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, but it doesn't sound very appetizing to drink.  Think about it, do you drink pure lemon juice, or do you make lemonade?

Scott's Lemonade

1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Cup Pure Cane Sugar
6 Cups Water
Optional: Serve over Ice

Note: Packages labeled "Sugar" instead of "Pure Cane Sugar", are likely Genetically Modified Beet Sugar, instead of Cane Sugar.

Bragg Organic Vinegar Health Drink

1-2 tsps Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in 8 oz. glass of
purified or distilled water and (optional) to taste 1 to 2 tsps
Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, or 4 drops of herb Stevia.
Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym.
Perfect 3 times daily, upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon

From the bragg.com website:  http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.html

Scott's Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

2 tsp Bragg Organic Apple Cider
2 tsp Organic Honey
8 oz Filtered Water
2 oz Organic Apple Juice (or other fresh fruit juice, or smoothie).

I like to make a pitcher of the Apple Cider Vinegar drink, and add juice to each glass when it is time to serve.

Notes about why organic is important for the ingredients listed in the recipe:

Honey - May contain high levels of pesticides, if it is not organic.
Apple Cider Vinegar - May contain high levels of pesticides, and arsenic, if it is not organic.
Apples and Apple Juice  - May contain high levels of pesticides, and arsenic, if not organic.

Does it Work?

Does it really increase energy, and help with digestion, and weight loss?  Try it for yourself.  You may be surprised at how delicious it is.  Note that most people who tried it enjoyed it, or at least tolerated it, but a very small percentage of people may feel an upset stomach, in which case they may already have enough digestive enzymes and acid.  Some people may notice a boost in energy.

So next time someone tells you to try a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, that doesn't mean to pour it in spoon, and put it right in your mouth.  Remember to make it taste good, and you may even discover a new drink that you crave sometimes.

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