There are many claims about how apple cider vinegar can help with your general health. The key is all of the enzymes, vitamins and minerals locked up in the unrefined pulp. All of these great nutrients are perfect for detoxing and can assist with weight loss, reducing blood sugar, reducing circulating cholesterol and fat and enhancing the immune system.
The following recipes contain 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, the right dosage needed to achieve all of these benefits. Combining apple cider vinegar with other healthy foods like fruit juices and herbs, might even enhance the health benefits and it will taste great too!
Classically, 1 to 2 spoons of apple cider vinegar is mixed with 8 ounces of water and flavored with different things- like lemon juice, cayenne pepper or honey. It’s a very simple and easy solution to make and it is one of the best known recipes. The cinnamon also helps to reduce fat and improve digestion, and cayenne pepper helps to speed up the metabolism.
Mix it with some juice
Apple cider vinegar also works great when mixed with three quarters of a cup of cranberry juice and three quarters of a cup of water. Cranberry juice is very high in antioxidants, which come with their own set of health benefits like reducing inflammation and slowing down aging. There is some evidence that cranberry juice helps to clear the kidneys of toxins and remove fat from the lymphatic system.
Another good combination is 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of grapefruit juice with a bit of honey to taste. Grapefruit juice is also rich in antioxidants and it helps to lower blood pressure.
Mixing apple cider vinegar with limeade makes a delicious drink that the whole family will love. This drink has a high sugar content so it should not be consumed as often as other recipes. All it takes to make as 1 cup of water 2 teaspoons of apple cider, vinegar and 6 teaspoons of limeade concentrate.
Have it in a smoothie
There are several different ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar into a smoothie. One option is to blend 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with the quarter cup of water, a whole cup of cut apples and 2 teaspoons of avocado. Throw in a quarter cup of ice to get the right texture.
Some other great health foods to go along with the apple cider vinegar are berries. Try making a berry apple cider vinegar smoothie by mixing a cup of frozen berries, one banana, a cup of almond milk and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.
Try it with some green tea
Green tea is also hailed as one of a group of superfoods. Green tea is also stuffed with nutrients and antioxidants. Mix 1 cup of green tea with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and add honey and mint to taste and you’ve got yourself powerfully healthy combination.