How to use Apple Cider Vinegar to improve your health
1) Take one 2-3 oz of OACV (a shot glass size portion) on empty stomach. If you’d like, go ahead and add 1 teaspoon of honey or grade B maple syrup (Like Mary Poppins says, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!”). Let it do its job for the next 30 minutes and then brush your teeth.
2) After 30 minutes, brew a 20 oz. cup of green or white tea (make sure to steep 3-5 minutes). Warm tea is imperative here to clean out the toxins—you wouldn’t wash a dirty pot with cold water, right? Be aware: you may have a bowel movement 30 minutes to one hour after.
Repeat the OACV shot on an empty stomach right before bed. Brush your teeth after!
Drink water! It’s important to stay hydrated during your cleanse or you’ll feel sluggish.
How much? 1/2 ounce for every pound of body weight.
150 pounds = 75 oz. (or a little over 9 8 oz. glasses)
200 pounds = 100 oz. (or 12.5 9 oz. glasses)
Of course, diet soda, juice and coffee don’t qualify. In fact if you drink any of those, you need to double your water intake!
Several small studies suggest that vinegar (both apple cider vinegar and other types) may help to lower glucose levels. Other studies have found that vinegar can lower the post-meal rise in glucose.
Apple cider vinegar has become popular as a “fat-burner” and as a natural appetite suppressant. One small study in 2005 found that those who ate a piece of bread with a small amount of white vinegar felt more full and satisfied than those who ate the bread alone. It’s possible that vinegar may affect satiety by lowering the glycemic index of carbohydrates eaten at a meal. More research is needed.
Alkaline Acid Balance
Some alternative practitioners suggest apple cider vinegar as part of a diet to restore alkaline acid balance. Despite being an acidic solution, some proponents of apple cider vinegar believe it has an alkalinizing effect on the body, which is why one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in water is recommended as a daily health tonic. Although it’s a popular remedy, the effectiveness of the remedy and the theory haven’t been researched.
A 2006 study found that rats fed acetic acid (the main ingredient in vinegar) had significantly lower total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Large, human trials are needed to see if the same results occur in humans.
Apple cider vinegar in water is a popular home remedy for acid reflux, but it isn’t recommended because it may damage the delicate lining of the digestive tract and it could possibly worsen the problem. If you have acid reflux or heartburn, see a qualified health practitioner for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Preliminary studies suggest that the acetic acid in vinegar may help to lower blood pressure. How it might work is unclear, although studies suggest that it may increase levels of nitric oxide, a compound in the body that relaxes blood vessels, or it might inhibit an enzyme called angiotensin-converting enzyme from producing angiotensin II, a hormone that causes blood vessels to constrict or narrow.