If there’s one vinegar that’s taking the natural health community by storm, it’s probably ACV a.k.a. apple cider vinegar! According to many studies and testimonials, apple cider vinegar has proven to aid weight loss, reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol as well as improve the health of those who suffer from the symptoms of diabetes. So, let's learn how we can prepare apple cider vinegar for weight loss!
How You Can Consume Apple Cider Vinegar
You need to dilute two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass full of water and drink it before or during meals. You can also use apple cider vinegar as a salad dressing, if you like the flavor.
Can You Make Apple Cider Vinegar at Home?
Yes, of course you can! It is one of the easiest fermented drinks you can make at home. All you need is some sugar water, a jar and some apples! It doesn’t need a started culture or any special equipment. In fact, homemade ACV is much better than any store bought one, because processed AVC doesn’t have the bacteria you were hoping you’d get. Want to learn how you can make apple cider vinegar at home? We will show you how!
How to Prepare Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss?
Every time you eat an apple, instead of tossing the peels in the trash, collect them. You can freeze the peels till you collect at least 5/6 apples worth of peels. Then let the frozen apple peels thaw. In a jar, add sugar water (2 tablespoons of sugar in about 3 cups of water) and add these apple peels. Then seal it with a cloth lid and rubber band. Now, place the jar in a dark, warm place for a couple of weeks to start the fermentation process. After a couple of weeks, check if there’s a dark, cloudy foam in the jar. That’s when you know your apple cider vinegar is ready! You can strain the vinegar in a jar and start using it for its amazing health benefits.
Alternatively, you can also chop up about 2 to 3 apples and use them directly instead of waiting for the peels to collect.
What Are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
ACV is filled with good nutrients and beneficial bacteria. They contain enzymes, proteins, amino acids and probiotics. If you are suffering from acne, eczema or dandruff, apple cider vinegar can soothe the skin irritation you are suffering from, if you apply it over the affected areas. While if you consume diluted ACV, it helps breakdown food and reduces the chances of acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar has also proven to get rid of bloating or an upset tummy.
Since Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in antioxidants, it is also popularly used as a detox agent. If you’re suffering from cold, it can help as a daily detox agent and can boost your overall health too. So, there you go, your easy guide on 'How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar at Home'!
Some people can’t stand the smell and others can easily enjoy diluted versions. If you have a unique way of consuming apple cider vinegar, do let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more on the Baré Blog!