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ACV Benefits

Promotes healthy digestion 

May reduce acid reflux/heartburn, increases healthy bacteria in the gut/microbiome, promotes immune function, contains acetic acid which improves the digestion of carbohydrates.

Helps to maintain blood sugar levels 

May improve insulin sensitivity during high carbohydrate meals meal by lowering overall blood sugar levels from that meal and overall insulin response. Research shows that taking ACV before bed can help to reduce fasting blood sugar levels in the morning especially in those who have type two diabetes.

May decrease levels of triglycerides & cholesterol

Therefore fewer incidences of heart disease.

May help with weight loss 

Taking ACV may improve feelings of satiety/fullness and therefore, may lead to the consumption of fewer calories at meals.

    ACV Cinnamon Honey Shot   

    Blood Sugar Regulation 

    ACV helps with the digestion of carbohydrates and insulin response; cinnamon is a natural spice that has beneficial effects on blood markers, helping to maintain sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.

    Immune Boosting

    Honey and ACV are antimicrobial; may improve symptoms of colds and allergies such as cough, stuffy nose.  ACV contains probiotics and honey contains prebiotics, together they will help the healthy gut bacteria proliferate and ultimately enhance overall immune response.  Cinnamon contains many powerful antioxidants which help to prevent disease causing oxidative damage in the body. 

    Heart Disease Prevention 

    All three ingredients have been shown to decrease cholesterol/triglyceride levels and lower the potential risk for heart disease.

    “Other Ingredients”

    Cinnamon - very high in antioxidants, increases insulin sensitivity, lowers the risk for heart disease, may improve cognitive function and fight bacterial infections

    Honey - antimicrobial and helps with symptoms of cold & flu by soothing the throat and lessening severity of a cough. Has been shown to help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol & triglycerides.

    ACV Ginger Lemon Cayenne Shot  

    Digestion/Weight-Loss 

    Lemon in Ayurveda stimulates the digestive process to assist with improved digestion; ginger helps to increase transit time of food through the digestive tract improving digestive issues. Cayenne suppresses appetite and increases thermogenesis leading to increased caloric burn and possible weight loss.

    Immunity

    Lemon has Vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system, ginger contains gingerol the main compound in ginger that has medicinal and anti-inflammatory effects.

    Cayenne can relieve congestion during cold/flu and has high levels of vitamin A which boosts immunity and also contains capsaicin a powerful antioxidant.

    Heart disease prevention 

    Lemons are high in Vitamin C which can reduce risk of heart disease and contains compounds that lower cholesterol; ginger reduces the amount of lipoproteins/cholesterol in the blood reducing heart disease risk. Cayenne can promote heart health.

    “Other Ingredients”

    Ginger - An anti-inflammatory root that protects the brain as well as muscles in the body, helps to fight nausea and improves digestion, overtime can decrease soreness in muscles, helps to manage blood sugar levels and lipid levels leading to the prevention of heart disease. 

    Lemon - High levels of Vitamin C are great for immune boost and to fight free radical damage/disease, wrinkles

    Cayenne - May increase the metabolism through thermogenesis and therefore lead to weight loss. Also decreases cold/flu symptoms by temporarily contracting blood vessels and decreasing congestion.

        Professional Consultation

        Registered Dietitian, Amy Shapiro MS, RD Founder of Real Nutrition in Manhattan

        How does Amy drink it?  

        Morning

        “I often start my day with a large glass of warm water with ACV and lemon juice.  This gets my digestion going and boosts my immunity thanks to the healthy bacteria and vitamin C boost.”

        Something coming on

        “When I feel like I am coming down with a cold the first thing I turn to is ACV with ginger and cayenne. It boosts my immune system and clears my airways like nothing else I’ve found.”

        For her clients?

        “To my clients who need an energy boost I often recommend adding ACV to their diet at some point in the day.  It’s healthy on so many levels and easy to implement especially when paired with other anti-inflammatory ingredients” 

         

         

        Resources

        1. Amy Shapiro, Registered Dietitian, MS, RD Founder of Real Nutrition in Manhattan
        2. https://www.naturallivingideas.com/drinking-apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/
        3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar