Biggest Benefit Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

I have added bragg apple cider vinegar to my daily routine because it is really effective in helping to make my body digest proteins better while on my high fat low carb diet. But I also found that it helps my body absorb some of the minerals that I have been taking to help with my Charlie Horse leg cramps.

There are lots of claims that drinking apple cider vinegar will help with reducing blood sugar, slow digestion, help with weight loss, Help with sinus problems and help reduce acid reflux. Many people swear by it although there isn’t really any proof that it helps with these issues.

But I started using acv as a way of making my body more alkaline so it could better absorb minerals better and this would reduce my leg cramps and pain that were waking me up in the early mornings.  I love the stuff!

So the biggest benefit of drinking apple cider vinegar for me, was NO More Leg pain!

Not only have my leg cramps gone away but the apple cider vinegar has a difference in how I feel and my skin even looks healthier.

But there can be some apple cider vinegar side effects however most of them are temporary.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Side effects

  • Because of the acid in apple cider vinegar, it could cause your teeth to become discolored or sensitive. However, you should not have this problem if you never drink it straight. I have heard of people downing a teaspoon of this stuff and it gives me goose bumps just thinking of it. Yuch! No. What you want to do is simply add 1 to 2 teaspoons to a full 8 ounce glass of water. I also recommend drinking your vinegar water with a straw. This will also help to protect your teeth.
  • Some people state that they have stomach problems the first few days of trying apple cider vinegar. This typically is only temporary because your body is going through a sort of cleans. Fortunately I didn’t experience this.
  • Others also experience a headache in the beginning as their body is adjusting. Again, this should only be temporary.

I only use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar because it is pure and unpasteurized. There are other brands that are similar just make sure it says “with the ‘mother'” on the jar.

raw unfiltered apple cider vinegarHere is my apple cider vinegar water recipe

Simply mix 1 to 2 tsps of Bragg Organic Vinegar to a 8 oz glass of purified or filtered water. I like to add lots of ice and a bit of cranberry juice as well. Most times I add a slice or two of lemon and sometimes I add a little bit of cinnamon.

What about you? Do you drink Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar? If so, have you had any positive results or (hopefully not) any side effects? I’d love to hear from you.

14 thoughts on “Biggest Benefit Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar”

  1. Totally going to recommend this to my mom, she runs into the same leg cramp problems you are talking about. Thanks for the info!!

  2. In the nick of time! I gave this article to my grandmother to read. She suffers from leg pains. I am a big advocate of a more holistic approach. I feel they are better for the body in the long term(as in, no pills). I am glad you included some side effects too. No surprises.
    Thank you.

  3. Hi Wendy
    I am so glad that I came across your article on Apple Cider Vinegar.

    The first person, that I thought of is my mom-in-law.She has had some nasty cramps and the magnesium supplements are not doing anything.She has been taking them for 2months now and I want an alternative.

    Though, as you said the benefits have Not been proven, I will give the ACV a try.The one that you endorse n you site.

    Thanks for the recipe, will give it a go and let you know what happens.

    Keep your fingers crossed for us!

    Take Care
    Roopesh

  4. I love apple cider vinegar and I’m a huge fan of Bragg’s as well! It’s the only type of apple cider vinegar we have in our kitchen cabinets. There are a lot health benefits to it as you point out. I’ve tried to drink it straight a few times and I experienced some of the digestive things you point out. But your recipe looks intriguing and much more palatable. I’ll give it a try!

  5. I’m glad that I stumbled upon your site, I would have never thought to drink apple cider vinegar. I have a large bottle of it at home and only use it rarely when a recipe calls for it. I do get leg cramps from time to time so hopefully this will help out with it. Thanks for adding in how to avoid the adverse side effects by drinking small amounts mixed with water. How did you think to add cinnamon to it? That sounds delicious.

    1. I had heard that cinnamon was good for diabetics and I figured since cinnamon is good in hot apple cider, why not add it to my apple cider vinegar drink.

  6. This is quite interesting and something I may suggest to my hubby as he suffered leg cramps. I would use it my self for the weight loss benefits of it. How many glasses would you suggest a day?

    Your site looks like it has some good content. Must definitely revisit. Cheers, Sharon

  7. Wow, I had no idea apple cider vinegar had those benefits. My gran could definitely benefit from this as she gets severe leg cramps.

    That’s good advice to drink it through a straw. Are there other ways you can take it? Would it work if you put it in a smoothie for example? Or in food?

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