Apple cider vinegar brought me great comfort during acid reflux in my last months of pregnancy, but the taste. Drinking it straight? So many people believe this is how it's meant to be done. Please stop if you are. It is important to note, no one should be drinking apple cider vinegar solely on its own. Our esophagus and tooth enamel cannot handle drinking apple cider vinegar straight for long periods of time.

Apple cider vinegar can be added to a healthy cocktail, used in salad dressings or taken in pill form to start burning extra fat, on top of your diet plan and exercise

When purchasing apple cider vinegar you want to make sure you buy a bottle that says “with the mother.” This means the bottle contains beneficial bacteria.

Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apple juice.

Here are some apple cider vinegarrecipes to help you reap the benefits and burn fat.

COCKTAILS

ZINGY CRANBERRY COCKTAIL

  • 1-2 Tbs. Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. Cranberry Juice
  • 1 1/2 C. Water
  • 2 tsp. Maple syrup

Stir together and drink. (from www.thehealthyhoneys.com )

PINK SUPER JUICE

  • 1 1/2 C. Fresh grapefruit juice ( I prefer using pink grapefruit)
  • 1-2 Tbs. Apple cider vinegar (like this)
  • 2 tsp. Raw honey

Stir together and drink. This juice is great for before every meal. www.thehealthyhoneys.com

salad dressings

STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE


  • Strawberries
  • 1  Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Stevia to taste
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of cayenne (optional)
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Pour over green salad.

OPTIONAL IDEAS

Use as marinade or sauce for chicken

Feeling adventurous? Wellness Mama has a great Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe if you want to make your own.

RAW APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE


Makes about 1 cup

Adapted from this recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey, as needed for sweetness
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a glass mason jar, then seal the lid and shake until the honey dissolves and the ingredients are well combined. Adjust flavor to taste, if necessary. For best flavor, allow the dressing to marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving over your favorite greens. Recipe from Detoxinista.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR PILLS

100% Natural Apple Cider Vinegar Pills


To avoid acidic damage to teeth, many health enthusiasts opt for the pill version.

Zeal’s apple cider vinegar supplement contains cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper will suppress your hunger and work with apple cider vinegar to burn fat. Livin3 recommends this supplement.

organic APPLE CIDER VINeGaR capsulE


Oroline Nutrition’s apple cider vinegar capsules include a prebiotic. Gut health is imperative to weight loss. This is another great recommendation from Livin3.

 APPLE CIDER VINeGaR capsulEs with mother


Personally, I would choose a pill that mentions “the mother” because I want the best quality apple cider vinegar tablets. For me that is this Keto pill from Herbtonics Products.