In short, ACV leads to a healthy gut, which contributes to a stronger immune system, healthier heart, healthier brain and more effective digestion, among other 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
This leads to 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Favor has teamed up Registered Dietitian, Amy Shapiro (MS, RD founder and director) of Real Nutrition in Manhattan. Amy is internationally recognized for her individualized, lifestyle-focused approach, which integrates realistic food plans, smart eating habits, and active living.
How does Amy drink it?
“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.”
“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”
- Amy Shapiro, Registered Dietitian, MS, RD Founder of Real Nutrition in Manhattan