Apple cider vinegar, huh? It seems to be all the rage lately. The “wonder” drug of yesterday? Are you curious what it’s all about? Me too!
But, first, breakfast!
Breakfast was a Sweet Potato Buckwheat Pancake made with Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Pancake Mix and some leftover sweet potato wedges from last night’s dinner. (I just pureed the sweet potatoes with the pancake mix and then cooked it.) I topped my pancake with Teddie Peanut Butter.
On the side, I had a glass of iced coffee with almond milk.
And a bottle of water mixed with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it a try!
When I mentioned my recent colitis flare on CNC, a bunch of you guys suggested apple cider vinegar as a natural remedy to help with digestive (and skin) issues. I thought about giving it a whirl, but I never did. Then, last weekend when I was in DC, the topic of apple cider vinegar came up again with a few people who personally vouched for its health benefits. And, yesterday, I received an email from a reader (thanks, Liz!) about how apple cider vinegar can improve one’s skin complexion. Liz also mentioned that lemon juice can help detoxify the liver, which is obviously a much cheaper option than the expensive supplements I was recommended, so I’m giving apple cider vinegar and lemon juice a try in my diet. I already drink a ton of water, so adding a little bit is an easy thing to do. I’ll let you know if I experience any changes in the coming weeks!
If you’re interested in adding apple cider vinegar to your daily routine, check out this post by Brittany of Eating Bird Food. She does a great job of covering the benefits of apple cider vinegar as well as answering some common questions about it.
Do you drink apple cider vinegar? If so, have you seen any changes in your health?