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How to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

Three Methods:Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight LossDrinking Apple Cider Vinegar for Diabetes PreventionDrinking Apple Cider for Heart Health

Apple cider vinegar is a fermented liquid made from apples. It is high in acetic acid, which has been shown to improve some health conditions. Drinking apple cider vinegar in a tonic before dinner or an hour before bed may reduce the risk of diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease.

Method 1
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

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    Purchase raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. The filtered, pasteurized vinegar on supermarket shelves do not have the same properties as unfiltered vinegar.
    • Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar is one of the best brands of apple cider vinegar.
    • Unfiltered vinegar contains sediment which is referred to as “the mother,” a leftover bacteria from the fermentation process, similar to sediment in kombucha. [1]
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    Drink a tonic of fruit juice and apple cider vinegar before each meal. Pour 1 cup (237ml) of grapefruit juice and 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar into a glass. Mix well.
    • Replace grapefruit juice with another juice of your choice. Avoid juice cocktails, which are mostly sugar, and choose juices that are high in Vitamin C, for added health benefits.
    • Apple cider vinegar has a strong taste, so stick with a juice that disguises it well.
    • The acetic acid in the vinegar may help stimulate fat-burning proteins.[2]
    • Drinking low calorie liquid and water before meals may help you to consume less.
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    Make a salad dressing with apple cider vinegar. Use 2 tbsp. (30ml) of apple cider vinegar in your dressing.
    • For added benefit, avoid using oil in the dressing.
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    • Mix the vinegar with parsley, lemon juice and a clove of garlic in a food processor
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    • Eating low-calorie dressing and fresh produce regularly, as part of a healthy diet, will lower your glycemic index and help with weight loss.
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    Eat a snack with apple cider vinegar to curb cravings.
    • A 2005 study reported people who ate vinegar along with bread staved off hunger longer than those who ingested bread alone.[3]

Method 2
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for Diabetes Prevention

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    Mix 2 tbsp. (30ml) of unfiltered apple cider vinegar into a large glass of water 1 hour before bedtime.
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    Drink it nightly to reduce your glucose levels by 4 to 6 percent overnight.
    • Although some studies have shown that apple cider vinegar might be good for people who currently have Type II Diabetes, it can also affect insulin medication.
    • Talk to your doctor before taking it, if you are taking diabetes medication.[4]
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    Drink it before a meal to reduce insulin and glucose spikes.
    • Try a mixture of 2 tbsp. (30ml) of apple cider vinegar, 6 oz. (177ml) of water, 2 oz. (59ml) of pure cranberry juice and a splash of lime juice.[5]
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    • People who had pre-diabetes seemed to benefit the most from the apple cider vinegar. Some results said it cut their blood glucose by half.[6]

Method 3
Drinking Apple Cider for Heart Health

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    Replace regular salad dressing with an oil and vinegar dressing. Replace other types of vinegar with apple cider vinegar.
    • People who use oil and vinegar salad dressings have a lower risk of heart disease.
    • Contributing factors include healthy diet and use of “healthy” fats in place of saturated fats.
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    Drink apple cider vinegar with water, tea or juice to potentially reduce high blood pressure, a contributing factor in heart disease.
    • Studies have shown that rats responded positively to the acetic acid.

Tips

  • It is also a great product for non-toxic cleaning for the home and fresh produce.
  • Consider using apple cider vinegar for its other healing properties. Applying it to the skin may help with some fungus-based skin problems or to help treat acne.
  • Sweeten an apple cider vinegar tonic with 1 tsp. (5ml) of honey or 5 drops of stevia liquid.[7]

Warnings

  • Never drink apple cider vinegar straight. The strong acid content can be hard on the esophagus and it has an unpleasant taste.
  • Do not use apple cider vinegar as a potassium supplement. It may lower potassium levels. People with arthritis or osteoporosis should not use apple cider vinegar.
  • Do not drink apple cider vinegar if you have acid reflux disease, frequent heartburn or peptic ulcers.

Things You'll Need

  • Unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • Measuring spoons
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Water
  • Honey/stevia drops
  • Oil, garlic, parsley and lemon (for salad dressing)
  • Apple Juice

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