Drinks with apple cider vinegar are growing in popularity. Consuming apple cider vinegar is just one of many ways you can use this versatile liquid on your homestead. It can be used for cleaning, improving your skin, preserving food, and even washing your hair to get a lustrous shine.
Homesteaders who want to enjoy the health benefits of apple cider vinegar may find the bitter liquid a bit hard to swallow on its own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can mix it up to make it taste better while still enjoying all the advantages.
In this blog we’ll explore:
Apple cider vinegar is not a new concoction. It’s been used for thousands of years, including in salad dressings and sauces. You can turn virtually any alcoholic beverage made from apples, dates, grapes, rice, or white sugar eventually turns into vinegar when exposed to the air.
Mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, vinegar was used to flavor foods and for medicinal purposes.
Why should you drink apple cider vinegar? Research supports some health benefits (we talk more about that later). It also can make some tasty dressings and drinks you might want to try for special occasions.
The short answer to that question is it depends. If you’re drinking apple cider vinegar to control your blood sugar levels, consuming it before meals is the best approach. Another key time to drink it is at bedtime each night.
A small study with people with Type 2 diabetes revealed that drinking just two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime for two consecutive nights impacts your blood sugar levels the most.
One of the reasons most people drink apple cider vinegar is its health benefits. Some documented research indicates its potential advantages. Here are some ways it may be beneficial to your health.
Some people swear by apple cider vinegar for calming acid reflux and another painful digestive system condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There are no scientific studies backing up its effectiveness, but this gastroenterologist says it could be worth a try.
Helping with controlling blood sugar levels is one of the most popular reasons people consume apple cider vinegar. Some small studies support these findings and indicate that people with pre-diabetes also may benefit from consuming the concoction daily.
Another reason some people drink apple cider vinegar is its reported ability to suppress appetite to help you control your waistline. Keep in mind it’s not a miracle drink. You have to use it in conjunction with a sensible diet and exercise program to reap the most rewards.
If you want to give apple cider vinegar a try on your homestead but can’t stand the thought of swallowing it plainly, we have some easy drink recipes you can try to get all the same benefits with a much better taste.
This drink is super easy to make. It requires just six ingredients:
Here’s how you make it. Combine the following ingredients:
That’s it! So simple and delicious!
We could all use a bit of extra energy, especially during the cold, dark afternoons of the winter. You need just 5 ingredients to make it:
Combine all the ingredients and – voila! – you have an energy booster that’s tasty!
Yes, you can. One of the most popular ways to do it originated in the Caribbean with a drink called the switchel. It combines alcohol and apple cider vinegar for a tasty cocktail that has all the same health benefits as drinking plain apple cider vinegar.
Ingredients you’ll need:
How to make it:
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