Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you jumped on the Apple Cider Vinegar wagon yet? I have friends who swear by taking a tablespoon every morning. My mom is obsessed with apple cider gummies. I personally have Dr. Bragg’s apple cider vinegar drink every now and then too; but mainly because I like the taste!
Apple cider vinegar, a vinegar made from fermented apple juice, does seem to have some health benefits. Some research says it has antimicrobial and antioxidant effects and may offer health benefits from weight loss to reducing cholesterol to lowering blood sugar levels to improving the symptoms of diabetes.
I am not for any sort of fad diet, cleanse, or miracle substance that claims it can do it all. But; if you are curious about adding some apple cider vinegar to your diet here are some of my favorite choices.
Goli apple cider vinegar gummies: My mom really loves these! Goli is the first apple cider gummies made with real apples. They are gluten-free, gelatin-free, vegan, non-GMO, and made with select organic ingredients, free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives. Goli’s goal was to create an easy, nutritious way to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your routine. I think these are perfect for people who can’t stomach apple cider vinegar pure or want something more convenient.
Sour Lemon: Sour lemon is super cool! I love these concentrates made with apple cider vinegar that you can dilute with water and drink daily. With fun flavors like Beach Please and Spiced Cider, these are really tasty and fun. They have a variety pack with little bottles that can make for a super cute gift. I like that you can be more creative with the flavors and still get the added benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Bragg: I have always been a fan of all of Bragg’s products. They have everything from nutritional yeast to olive oil to apple cider vinegar. I personally really like their organic ginger spice apple cider vinegar drink. It’s the easiest of all to drink and it’s quite tasty. I have one every week or so. I don’t like to ingest apple cider vinegar straight or daily due to the high acid content. But everybody is different so make sure to listen to yours!
Kevita: Kevita also makes a sparkling probiotic apple cider vinegar drink. I like that it’s blended with ginger and turmeric. They are low-calorie with a sweet and tangy taste. Fermented with both apple cider vinegar and a water kefir culture, every bottle has four strains of live probiotics as well. I’ll drink one of these every so often the same way I do a Bragg’s. I personally like the taste of the Bragg better; but you might really love this one, especially if you are a fan of Kombuchas.
Raw Generation: Raw Generation sells little bottles of drinks made with apple cider vinegar and other juices to make it less harsh on the taste buds. Flavors include vanilla grapefruit, pineapple ginger, and strawberry apple. I find these to be on the pricier side, but they are super convenient and the delicious flavors make them easier to drink. Raw Generation claims the prebiotics and probiotics in their tonics help support a healthy gut.
Apple cider vinegar is also used in everything from facial cleansers to hair treatments to home cleaning products. It’s been around for ages and I remember my grandmother using it to rinse off produce before eating it. She also made some delicious salad dressings with it. Like anything else, I always think moderation is the way to go. Let me know if you’re a fan of apple cider vinegar and how you like to use it best!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!