By now, you’ve probably heard about all that apple cider vinegar has to offer – it sounds almost as if it’s a miracle substance, and it really could be considered as such, with its beneficial bacteria and wealth of raw enzymes that have made it one of the most useful, and oldest, remedies on the planet. The problem? Many people aren’t too fond of the way it tastes, and just can’t stomach the thought of drinking it. But there is good news if you’re one of them as we’ll explain how to drink apple cider vinegar without tasting it.
Not sure why you should even bother trying? We’ll take a closer look at the multiple medicinal benefits apple cider vinegar offers – and, let you know how you can get them without tasting it.
While most of us appreciate the experience and wisdom gained as we get older, few look forward to those physical signs, from feeling fatigued more often to wrinkled skin. As apple cider helps promote a good alkaline/acid balance and is jam-packed with powerful antioxidants, it’s known to help slow the aging process and prevent premature aging. Many holistic healthcare professionals even refer to it as the ultimate anti-aging elixir.
Apple cider vinegar can serve as a natural detox, thanks to multiple different abilities. It helps to cleanse the lymph nodes and break up mucus, which allows for optimal lymph circulation – when your lymphatic system is healthy and working as it should, it’s better able to remove toxins, and it also helps to enhance the strength of the immune system. It’s particularly known for detoxing the liver by removing harmful environmental toxins that tend to build up and stimulating circulation.
Apple cider vinegar is well-known for supporting the digestive system. It can help improve it overall, as well as address common problems like gas, bloating, indigestion and acid reflux. While experts still aren’t 100 percent sure of the reasons behind that, one theory suggests it’s the healthy acids found in it that help to control the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut, and throughout the body. It may even help relieve heartburn too, as it helps to raise low stomach acid levels.
Apple cider vinegar, as mentioned, is rich in natural enzymes. When you consume it, it can help prevent candida from getting out of control. This natural-occurring yeast has been associated with a wide range of health problems, from depression, fatigue and headaches to yeast infections and sugar cravings. When the body becomes too acidic, something that happens from consuming a diet that’s high in sugar and/or processed foods, it can quickly grow out of control. Candida thrives on “junk” like cookies, pastries and fast food. In fact, some experts believe that developing a sugar addiction may actually be the result of a yeast overgrowth. Candida needs those unhealthy foods in order to survive, so the more you eat, the more you crave.
As apple cider vinegar is fermented with a beneficial yeast, it helps the “good” healthy bacteria grow, making it more difficult for the “bad” or unhealthy bacteria to thrive.
Taking apple cider vinegar supports heart health in several ways. It’s been found to lower high blood pressure thanks to its ability to balance sodium levels, which in turn, lowers the risk of heart disease. Its rich magnesium content serves to relax blood vessel walls as well, another factor in healthier blood pressure. It also works to raise HDL, the “good cholesterol,” and control triglyceride levels in addition to containing an antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid. This substance has been demonstrated in studies to prevent LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol particles from becoming oxidized, a key factor in the development of heart disease.
So, you’ve probably been wondering when we’re going to get back to the original question: How to drink apple cider vinegar without tasting it? Drinking it not only comes with a very harsh odor and taste, but it can lead to erosion of tooth enamel. That leaves many in a bit of a quandary, wanting to get all the benefits apple cider vinegar offers, without experiencing those negative effects.
Fortunately, there is a solution – apple cider vinegar supplements. With capsules, you can still enjoy the many benefits for mind and body, without those unpleasantries.
K.C. Dermody is a yoga instructor and holistic medicine practitioner who after battling and chronic illness for years, discovered better health and wellness through whole foods and other natural means. She appreciates the opportunity to share her knowledge with others, so that they can enjoy a happier, higher quality of life too. K.C. also has a passion for travel and is the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland. When she’s not writing articles or working on her blog, you can be sure she’s on some kind of adventure, snorkeling with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez, paddling among icebergs in Newfoundland, or perhaps hiking to the top of a volcanic crater in Iceland.