Apple Cider Vinegar deliciousness

I've known about this wonderful/awful substance for years now, but haven't been able to commit to a regular practice of consuming it...because it is disgusting.

My friend and acupuncturist, Carie Martin, recommended it to me at our last session. *SHAMELESS PLUG FOR MY GIRL CARIE: http://www.collaborativecareseattle.org I was scared to try it to, but it changed my life. Just go. Do it.*

I am proud to say that I have stuck with it since then (and dragged my man into the practice also) and make it every morning. Here are a few reasons why I choke it down every am:

  • it has antibiotic properties: great for tummy problems
  • soothes a sore throat-germs can't handle the acidity of the vinegar
  • clears a stuffy nose-I need all the help I can get with this one!
  • The acetic acid within the ACV suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism and reduces water retention
  • you can use it as a facial toner to help clear acne
  • boosts your energy by acting as a lactic acid antidote. The amino acids within ACV help combat the lactic acid buildup which is caused by stress and exercise.
  • regulates blood sugar levels

I mix a tablespoon (or so...it's usually first thing in the morning and my measuring skills are questionable) of ACV with a cup of water, squeeze half of a fresh lemon, a HEAPING tablespoon of local raw honey, and a dash of cayenne pepper.

This blend makes the ACV tolerable, plus you get the added benefits of honey/lemon and cayenne. 

the best part is eating the leftover honey at the bottom of the class...yummm

the best part is eating the leftover honey at the bottom of the class...yummm

 

Try it and let me know how it goes! What kind of scary faces did you make upon finishing it?