Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) was first popularized in 400 B.C. by Hippocrates who is known as the father of medicine. ACV contains organic apples which are fermented to produce acetic acid (main compound in vinegar) which yields healthy bacteria for the gut. Bragg’s brand of ACV also contains strands of protein enzymes which further aids in gut health which is now being shown to be the main cause of most health issues (1,2,3,4,5). Make sure to check the chart on the back for further benefits.
How To Use: One thing about ACV is that it has a pretty potent taste and shouldn’t be taken on it’s own. Below are the ways in which we have found to best get this into your daily!
Add 1-2 tbsp. into;
– Stir Fry (pretty much anything with rice, veggies, and meat)
– Nighttime sleep aid;
8-16oz hot water
1-2 tbsp. ACV
1 tbsp. Honey
Lastly add cinnamon (amount is personal preference)
The possibilities are endless, and needing only 1-2 tbsp. per day you can put it with any sort of meal so time to get creative!
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