Cider House Rules - Vinegar, that is...

There are a number of reasons people around the web praise the benefits of Bragg's apple cider vinegar.  Some of these include for weight loss, clearer skin, and general detoxification.  A very detailed post about the many benefits can be found here.  

I've been curious about trying it for many of these reasons, especially given the fact that I have inflammation issues from my Hashimoto's.  All the positive reviews finally got to me and I decided to give it a shot.  

Ignore my crappy, discolored glass-top stove - and my crappy pictures.  
My first reservation was over the taste.  Let's face it, drinking vinegar doesn't exactly bring to mind thoughts of champagne glasses and sugar cubes.  The recipe on the bottle 1-2 teaspoons of the vinegar in a glass of water, and to sweeten it with raw honey.  Luckily, I'd just replenished my local raw honey stash at the farmers' market this weekend.

This stuff is awesome.  More on that later.

Supplies at the ready!
The honey is a bit thicker, so it took a lot of stirring to get it mixed well.  Then I was worried about it being slimy or something.  I'm a big chicken like that.  Once it was all stirred I braced myself and drank it down.

The finished product.
I have to say it's really not bad.  I'd probably use a little more raw honey next time, though.  It's got an unusual taste, sort of like a tart, unsweetened apple juice.  According to the bottle, you're to do this three times a day.  It's natural and not bad for you, so why not?  I'll give it a try and see how I feel after a week or so.
Gracie approves.  She actually drank a glass with me.

1 comment:

  1. I have been doing this twice a day and my heart burn has all but left me. It took a bit to get used to at first but if I miss a dose I can tell. Give it a chance. Make sure you use the vinegar with the mother in it and un-processed honey. Drink up!