Drinking ACV just got a lot easier
Maybe you’ve heard about this little health hack called apple cider vinegar. Yes, it’s great for salad dressings and to add a little tang to just about any dish you’re whipping it—but it also has a long list of purported health and beauty benefits. There’s a lot of buzz about ACV’s and weight loss—specifically drinking one tablespoon mixed into 8 ounces of water before meals. Although the scientific proof isn’t all that convincing, it’s believed the acetic acid found in ACV may help decrease appetite, increase metabolism, reduce water retention and interfere with the body’s digestion of starch, which means fewer calories enter the bloodstream.
I’ve been drinking this ACV recipe (plus a packet of Truvia) twice a day for a few months now, but more to aid my digestion than to lose weight (although I wouldn’t mind shaving off a few pounds while I’m at it). This has worked wonders for my IBS, and I’m officially off my very expensive prescription medicine and feeling great. Full disclosure: I can’t be sure if this is because of the ACV or because I’ve been diligent about taking my probiotic every day.
I am beyond grateful to have found this natural way to keep my tummy troubles at bay, which is why I was SO excited when a package of Suja Juice Drinking Vinegars landed on my doorstep. Decidedly more delicious that straight up ACV and water (Truvia or not), these organic apple cider and coconut vinegar drinks are also packed with 4 billion live probiotics so I get my daily dose in one bottle. Available in Cucumber Ginger, Strawberry Balsamic (my favorite), Lemon Cayenne, Peach Ginger (delish!), Hibiscus Ancho Chili and Ginger Turmeric, I’ve started leaving my iced coffee at home when dropping my son off at school and drinking one of these instead. It’s a great way to start the day on a healthy note—and keep my IBS on the DL.
Other benefits of drinking ACV include soothing a sore throat (and potentially stopping a cold from coming on), lower cholesterol, improving nasal congestion and depending on how much time you have to Google search, a heck of a lot more. But one thing is for sure: There’s absolutely no downside to drinking Suja Juice Drinking Vinegar (or ACV mixed with plain-old water). With so much to gain and so little to lose, I’ll be stocking up big time the next time I’m at Whole Foods!