Spotlight on Apple Cider Vinegar

I drink a morning cocktail every morning. No lie. 

But, I am no alcoholic. You see, my morning cocktail is 1/2 cup freshly squeezed pineapple orange juice mixed with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. And, of course, ice. I like my morning cocktail on the rocks!

Why do I like apple cider vinegar? I love it for its health benefits. Apple cider vinegar is great for blood sugar control, digestion, and overall metabolism. Granted, there is little research in losing weight with apple cider vinegar, but like with everything… there is not one cure all. Eating healthier, moving more, and stressing less work together for proper weight management. And tips and tools like apple cider vinegar can be a little icing on the cake.

Apple cider vinegar is extremely strong and acidic. You do not want to drink this by itself. It can hurt your tooth enamel and esophagus if you do that so I repeat, PLEASE do not drink it by itself. Try mixing it with something like I do and if it is still too strong, drop to 2 teaspoons instead of 1 tablespoon.

I prefer the Bragg’s brand of Apple Cider Vinegar and you can purchase it just about anywhere. I have bought it at Target and Central Market. It is raw, unfiltered, and you can see the lovely floaties (fact: these floaties are known as the “mother”… weird, I know). The mother is full of probiotics. Again, GREAT for digestion! And you do not need to refrigerate apple cider vinegar, just fyi.

I did a quick tip Tuesday video on this too so you can see what Apple Cider Vinegar looks like. See it below.