Truth be told acronyms drive us a little nutty. But Apple Cider Vinegar can be a mouthful, both literally and figuratively!
Having said that, we love ACV for many reasons: it can aid digestion, help regulate and stabilise blood sugar levels, promote good heart health and help keep cholesterol low.
We love it but we don’t necessarily love necking it straight! Which is why we use ACV to make one of the best tasting fizzies out there – Remedy Switchel!
Here’s four good reasons to incorporate more ACV in your diet:
1. Good bacteria for your gut
Heard of ‘the mother’ - the web like sediment that sits at the bottom of the bottle of raw, organic, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar? This ‘mother’ is very similar to the SCOBY (symbiotic colony of good bacteria and yeast) you’ll find in kombucha. Believed to be rich in health-boosting natural proteins, healthy bacteria and acetic acid, ‘the mother’ is where it’s at and part of the reason why ACV is so good for you.
2. Damn good for your digestion
Drinking ACV can help regulate the amount of acid in your stomach, leading to easier digestion. Bye bye bloating or constipation! Just like other fermented foods (hello kombucha and coconut water kefir), raw, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar also contains healthy bacteria that can help keep your digestive system working properly.
3. Curbs those blood sugar spikes
A daily dose of ACV can help stabilise and regulate blood sugar. Consider having a Switchel before a high-carb meal to prevent blood sugar spikes and if you’re counting your calories, research has also found that acetic acid in ACV can stop your body from absorbing the calories from carbohydrates.
4. Lowers cholesterol and improves heart health
Studies have shown that taking ACV can help to lower triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood but having high levels of these lipids can increase your risk of heart disease because they cause fat to build up in your arteries which can block blood flow. No thanks!
There you have it, four very good reasons to incorporate ACV into your daily diet to give your gut and overall health and wellbeing a boost. The easiest, tastiest way to do so? Grab a Remedy Switchel Tropical, Finger Lime or Blood Orange Switchel to reap the rewards. Not sure which flavour to try first? Grab a mixed case and try them all!