Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the natural sugars found in fresh apples. Producers extract the juice and add yeast, which ferments and turn into alcohol. They add bacteria for a second fermentation, turning it into acetic acid; the active ingredient in vinegar. There are two different types of apple cider vinegar, one is filtered – this looks a little lighter and doesn’t tend to contain any bits. The unfiltered version looks a lot darker and happens to have bits floating it in. These (bits) floating in the ACV contain strands of proteins, enzymes and probiotic bacteria called the ‘mother’; a substance that is said to have many health benefits, such as helping to:
Regulate Blood Sugar
Aid Weight Loss
Improve Gut Health
Improve Heart Health
ACV can be consumed in different ways, combine with olive oil lemon juice and herbs and add to salads for a healthy meal or simply add 2 tea spoons of ACV to a large glass of water for a gut friendly refreshing drink.*
*Please note: On its own, ACV acidic nature means it can be harsh on your throat and damage your teeth.
#Health #Fitness #Nutrition #Wellbeing #WellnessWednesday