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Apple Cider Vinegar

by Suz on March 2, 2013 · 11 comments

in Food, Health

Apple cider vinegar is a tasty garnish which is a beneficial addition to your food on the Paleo diet. As part of your Paleo diet, you may like to try and incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in some when you can, as it is known to offer a wide range of health benefits. Instead of turning to anti-aging lotions and potions, Apple Cider Vinegar is a good alternative as it is known to slow down the signs of aging. The reasons for this are that it is high in minerals and potassium which are good for the complexion. Apple cider vinegar is also known to reduce and clear up problems with acne, whether taken orally or applied directly to the skin when diluted with some water.

The Paleo Diet Apple Cider Vinegar ACV

If you are suffering from a nasty cough which is often the case during the winter, Apple Cider Vinegar is known to reduce the effects and clear it up. It is also beneficial for clearing up the sinuses, so if your immune system needs a bit of a boost, apple cider vinegar will really help. There are a number of other benefits to making apple cider vinegar a part of your daily diet, including the fact that it promotes digestion as it promotes healthy bacteria throughout the body. It can also help with menstrual cramps and act as a way of encouraging weight loss. These are the reasons why Apple Cider Vinegar is such a huge part of the Paleo diet.

Apple Cider Vinegar can also be taken to combat constipation, as it is known to improve the movement of the bowels. It is well worth introducing Apple Cider Vinegar at the start of your journey with the Paleo diet, so you can reap the benefits of it from the offset.

How To Add Apple Cider Vinegar To Your Diet

There are many ways in which you can incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar as part of the Paleo diet. As your diet will include eating a lot of salads and vegetables, it can act as a garnish to improve the taste of your foods and make them more enjoyable. It is a much healthier alternative to using mayonnaise as your garnish, as this won’t offer all the healthy benefits as Apple Cider Vinegar.

Another way to consume Apple Cider Vinegar is to add a drop of it to a glass of water to it in the morning. You will soon notice the benefits of it on your skin and how you feel. You only need to use a little of it on a daily basis, so even if you don’t particularly like the flavour of it, it shouldn’t over-ride the taste of your foods.

If you want to achieve the best health benefits from your Paleo diet, stock up on loads of meat, fresh fish, vegetables and fruits the next time you do your weekly shopping. In addition, make sure Apple Cider Vinegar is on your list to make your foods tastier and include some seeds for eating as one of your snacks. If you can’t resist chocolate, make sure you choose dark chocolate as this is rich in anti-oxidants. There is no reason why you should be craving unhealthier foods on the Paleo diet and with the addition of garnishes such as the Apple Cider Vinegar; you will be much less likely to fall off the wagon.

Do you regular use Apple Cider Vinegar? I’d love to hear how you use it, please share in the comments below!

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William March 2, 2013 at 5:43 am

Does regular apple cider vinegar have the same effect as raw apple cider vinegar? I have drank raw before with a little honey and it was tasty and cleared up a nasty cold. A pint was almost the same price as gallon jugs next to the white vinegar in the salad dressing aisle.

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Suz May 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’ve not compared the difference between raw and non raw actually William, but I wouldn’t have thought there would be much difference in taste?

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Lars T March 2, 2013 at 6:13 am

I’m using it to clear up a dry and flaky scalp… just rinse some apple cider vinegar and it seems to be working.

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Madeleine March 2, 2013 at 7:03 am

A naturopath recommended I take a spoonful of ACV before meals to assist with low stomach acid.
Also tasty with hot water and squeeze of lemon/lime juice.

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Suz May 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Good tips Madeleine, it really is a wonder food!

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Joanne March 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I take about 3-4 teaspoons in a glass of warm water every single morning. I suffer from coeliac disease and I find it helps with my digestion.

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Suz May 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

That’s a good routine Joanne and so good you’ve found something to help.

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Gillian March 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I’ve tried it and I find even diluted it just puts my teeth on edge. Though I don’t give up easily I just find the taste too deep.

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Suz May 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

That’s a shame Gillian! Perhaps try it with some citrus as suggested in the comment above?

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Judy Donahue August 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Decaf herbal tea with drops of apple cider vinegar and a dollop of honey! In evening, but I’m going to try your morning idea.

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Nidhi Ann December 26, 2013 at 5:08 am

I’ve been having two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar everyday, I mix it with honey in warm water on empty stomach every day morning. I feel there is a noticeable change on my skin and as well as my digestion and weight loss. Also suggested to my dad, who had a bad throat and it worked.

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