Apple Cider Vinegar and Digestion
How It Works
As someone who has endured a lifelong battle with an upset stomach, particularly during times of stress, I am always looking for ways to help with digestion. About a month ago, I started using apple cider vinegar as a natural way to regulate digestion, and I have been pleasantly surprised by the results! Drinking vinegar may seem counterintuitive, and I'll admit that I initially assumed that something as acidic as vinegar would be harsh on the stomach. However, apple cider vinegar is a prebiotic, meaning that it is a source of food for the healthy bacteria in your gut that help digestion and overall health. Furthermore, apple cider vinegar can also help regulate the acidity in your stomach, which is very important for digestion as well.
My recipe for this apple cider drink is only 3 ingredients. I mix one tablespoon of raw, organic apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's), one tablespoon of honey (to cut some of the sour taste) and 8oz of water. I heat the mixture in the microwave for about 45 seconds because I find that it tastes like warm apple cider! If it is still too sour for you, you can add more honey. I drink this mixture every morning about 20 minutes before breakfast to kickstart my metabolism and a healthy belly. Since I started drinking it I have had significantly less bloating and indigestion as well as better controlled hunger. I have had fewer urges to binge on snacks, which is a miracle during final exams!
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