My most recent secret weapon? Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. (Insert dramatic music here).
|Me and my new best bud!|
Not only has research shown that ACV can aid digestion, but also improve the stomach's balance of good and bad bacteria, help heartburn and constipation, regulate blood sugar, and detoxify the body. The biggest draw for me? The fact that apple cider vinegar is thought to reduce bloating in individuals with troublesome tummies.
|A few of the possible positive effects!|
As for how to sneak apple cider vinegar into your meal plan, I've definitely become a ninja at that! I begin every day with a mug of water, warming it up in the microwave for one minute before adding the juice of half a lemon and a hearty pour of ACV. At the beginning, I only added half a tablespoon or so of the vinegar, but now I just eyeball a decent amount. If the taste it still too strong, you could also add a little honey or agave nectar to the mix!
|Maybe even from a cool Scooby Doo mug?|
Don't limit yourself to savory dishes, however! As some of my readers might have noticed, I even throw apple cider vinegar into my homemade granola. When I need a wetter batter and want to pack in some more nutrients, I grab ACV over water or fruit juice.
|Just a few of the ways I eat ACV!|
Nonetheless, months after inserting apple cider vinegar into my routine, I'm happy that I did. And my stomach is even happier. I'm usually willing to try anything (non-fatal or gluten related) at least once. And I hope a few of my readers will do the same!
Bottoms (or forks) up!
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Do you have any secret weapons for a happy belly? Have you ever tried apple cider vinegar for digestion? Comment blow!