Apple cider vinegar (ACV) and honey are two amazing natural foods. When you consume them in their unprocessed, raw forms, they have incredible benefits. If you combine the two, the synergistic effects are significant. Using honey with ACV removes much of its strong taste and more pleasing to consume.
Fight joint, inflammation, bloating and sore throat in a natural way by consuming a concoction of ACV and honey on an empty stomach and before eating to maximize the benefits of this natural duo.
Health benefits associated with ACV and honey mix:
Raw honey and ACV are generally praised for their ability to avert infections and treat different conditions which impact our wellbeing. If you consume them together, you’re very likely to experience the benefits listed below:
- Better joint health (best for arthritic pain)
- Acid reflux and heartburn relief
- Improved digestive health, including relief from constipation
- Weight loss
- Reduced blood cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure
- Sore throat relief
- More energy
- Youthful appearance and better skin
- Remedy for bad breath
- Reducing inflammation
Why is the combination so successful?
The overwhelming benefits of the mixture comes from their chemical properties and interactions in the body. Many experts think that we vulnerable to disease when the body turns overly acidic (pH below 7). Vinegar is naturally acidic, however when consumed it turns alkaline. Honey too, has a low pH, but turns alkaline in the body once eaten.
The two substances undoubtedly are a perfect match to get rid of excessive acidity (presented by stressful lifestyles and processed foods) and building an internal environment using a protective pH. Although blood pH does not sway very far from optimal pH levels, our bodies function at their finest and healthiest if the body’s pH is between 7.0 and 7.4 (tested in urine), so slightly alkaline.
How to make ACV & honey healing drink?
Make sure you have ingredients that are raw, unfiltered and unprocessed to maximize all their nutritional properties. ACV should appear cloudy opt for brands that maintain ‘mother of vinegar’, that may be seen as a pulp on the bottom of the bottle.
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon ACV (if you’re able to tolerate the taste, boost the dosage to as much as 1 tablespoon)
- 8 oz. hot water (1 glass)
You may initially struggle with the potency, but once you experience the benefits, you’ll almost certainly want to stick with this concoction.
When to drink it?
It’s wise to drink a combination on an empty stomach, right off the bat in the morning. Consume it about 20-30 minutes when you eat. Be consistent and drink it each day.
Some suggest raising the intake to 2-3 times every day, based on your needs and tolerance. As with a great many other natural remedies, it is advisable to test it yourself and see what works for your health, although high utilization of ACV might cause low potassium levels and could lower bone strength and density if used excessively. Also ACV may interact with diuretics, laxatives, and specific medications, so you’re likely to use it in moderation and talk to your doctor about any conflict with specific drugs you are prescribed.