What You Need To Know Before Buying Apple Cider Vinegar

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

There are health products… and then there are MUST have, can’t live without, always keep it in your cabinet health products.

Apple cider vinegar is definitely one of those items that you simply have to have!

It’s wallet friendly, health enhancing and extremely versatile.

However, the type of apple cider vinegar you buy makes a huge difference in regards to its health value.

Here is what you need to know to choose the BEST apple cider vinegar.

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

It is a fermented juice from crushed apples that has vitamins and minerals. It can be used to help rid the body of toxins, fight infection and slow the aging process.

What Is The Difference Between Raw And Regular?

When you walk into a major grocery store (or just your corner market), you will most likely face a variety of choices when it comes to apple cider vinegar.

It’s awesome to have options… but to know WHICH ACV to choose is uber important and determines whether you are buying a health benefiting product OR one that is full of crap.

Here is what to look for when buying apple cider vinegar – it starts with checking the LABEL:

RAW Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother Regular Apple  Cider Vinegar
  • Raw: hasn’t gone through any filtration  or chemical  process
  • NO artificial flavors or chemicals to make it taste better
  • Mother: look for the brown stuff floating around – it’s actually the best part, even though it looks gross
    • From the fermentation
    • Has all of the health benefiting live bacteria and enzymes
    • It’s what makes ACV powerful!
  • Unpasteurized (not heated)
  • Filtered and processed, which robs it of its nutrients
  • Can contain artificial flavors and chemicals
  • NO mother, which means no live bacteria  or enzymes!
  • Pasteurized (heated) – this process destroys not only the bad bacteria, but the good bacteria too

Other tips for choosing the BEST apple cider vinegar:

  • Avoid plastic bottles – choose glass instead.
  • Choose ORGANIC – look for the “certified organic labels” to avoid health damaging GMOs.
  • The most commonly available quality apple cider vinegar is Bragg’s – it’s what the whole Fitlife team uses (I do too!). 

Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Has abundant nutritional value: vitamins A & B, essential fatty acids, enzymes, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, sulfur, iron
  • ACV is a diuretic, which removes excess liquid from your body and reduces bloatedness
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Boosts your metabolism
  • Promotes fat burning – ACV helps your liver metabolize fat better
  • Increases intestinal flora: combats constipation and promotes regular bowel movements
  • Kills harmful bacteria that make you feel lethargic and weak
  • Aids in the cleaning of your intestines
  • Improves digestive health

How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Oh I don’t think you want to even get my started on this topic, because you may be here ALL day! There are countless ways to use this liquid gold… but you can easily start reaping the health benefits of apple cider vinegar by using it in these ways:

Lose Weight Naturally
  • Increases satiety (feeling full) and reduces the amount of food consumed
  • Mix 1 glass of water with 1-2 tablespoon AVC and drink on an empty stomach
Dental Care
  • Remove cavities and whiten teeth
    • Add a teaspoon of  AVC to a small glass of water and swish around in your mouth for 2 minutes daily (spit into sink when finished)
Energy Booster
  • Mix 3 tablespoons with 1 cup of honey – take 3 tablespoons daily
  • The potassium and enzymes give you an extra energy boost
Wash Produce
  • Removes contaminants, such as pesticides, from fruits and veggies
    • Mix 1 tablespoon ACV in a cup of water and soak produce for 5 minutes (slightly stirring) before rinsing

How do YOU use apple cider vinegar? Tell us your number 1 tip below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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