Don’t be alarmed — apple cider vinegar is used for more than just cooking and cleaning, and it’s perfectly safe to drink. Actually, forget the cooking. According to recent studies, you should be drinking at least a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every day. That’s right, every single day.
If apple cider vinegar is really that good for you, you may be wondering why the recommended daily intake is only a teaspoon. It (obviously) is categorized under the vinegar family, making it high in acidity. If you’re regularly drinking a large amount of a liquid that’s high in acidity, you could potentially damage your teeth and gums. With just a spoonful a day, you can obtain all of apple cider vinegar’s health properties without damaging your teeth or gums.
The list is long, but here’s a quick list of our favorite things apple cider vinegar can do for you and your body.
It Aids Digestion
Studies have found that fermented foods and liquids have been shown to aid digestion. How, you ask? By boosting the growth of healthy bacteria that lives in the stomach.
It Balances Your Ph Levels
According to Spoon University, ACV is rich in acetic and malic acid that will help your body maintain proper pH levels, resulting in a healthy alkaline state.
It Could Help You Lose Weight
A study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry found thank people who took vinegar daily for 12 weeks lost a tad more weight than those who took water. In addition, Shape reports that vinegar stimulates the genes that break down fat.