Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and the Magic Elixir!
Confession time…this has been a process for me, and I’m still working on it. I still enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and an occasional glass of beer or wine. One thing that I love that has been easy for me to incorporate into my daily routine is apple cider vinegar. And not just any apple cider vinegar; organic apple cider vinegar.
Every day, when I’m making my coffee, I also make what my husband refers to as “the elixir”. I do it partly because I really like it, and partly because it makes me feel a little better about having the coffee.
I use only organic apple cider vinegar, and Bragg’s is a brand that’s easy for me to find at my local grocery store. Apple cider vinegar is the fermented juice of crushed apples. Among other virtues, it contains acetic acid and nutrients such as B vitamins and vitamin C. Because adding “stuff” to food is popular these days in order to make a greater profit, in my opinion, paying a little more to know what you’re using is organic is well worth it!
My elixir consists of lemon, tart cherry juice and apple cider vinegar. I cut a lemon into 8 pieces and use two or three pieces, squeezing the juice into a glass. Then I add about two to three tablespoons of tart cherry juice and finally add the crowning ingredient…about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Of course, using all organic ingredients is preferable, but if I can’t find organic lemons, I go with organic tart cherry juice and the organic ACV and use regular lemons.
Be sure to use tart cherry juice. Cherry juice and mixes of cherry and other juices are easier to find, but then you’re adding sugars you really want to avoid.
Depending upon my mood (and the temperature outside, time of year, etc.), I add cool water (not ice cold) or warm water from the tap. I have well water, so you may keep filtered water in the fridge which would be great as well.
I add to this mixture during the day and add more lemon or vinegar if it gets too weak for my taste. Lemon juice and organic apple cider vinegar, although acidic on the outside, once introduced into your body help to create an alkaline environment. This is important because, for one thing, cancer cells cannot survive in an alkaline environment. We have created acidic environments in our bodies from all the sugar we consume (both by itself and hidden in our foods).
Apple cider vinegar may help to lower blood sugar levels and change how food is absorbed in our systems. There are many more uses…to be the subjects of future posts!
Go make yourself a glass or warm cup of “elixir”, and enjoy it and its health benefits all day long!!
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