I don't usually go for "health food" or "organic" or "natural" remedies... but I'm totally convinced about apple cider vinegar. I hope I don't offend anybody on this site; I put a big splash of acv in a 32 oz bottle with a packet of peach ice tea mix and lots of water and ice. I love it! Another recipe is to add a splash of acv and an equal splash of lime juice to 32 oz of water and ice. Sweeten with agave (another new discovery!) to taste. Wonderful!!
Bullhead City, Arizona
I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a way to get my kids to take ACV. Drinking it in water is out of the question, but today I mixed 2 tbsp ACV, 1/4 tsp baking soda in 8 oz of organic apple juice and you can't taste the vinegar at all. Just tastes like apple juice. This might be a solution for those who want the benefits but not the taste.
It is most enjoyable to mix the daily dose of apple cider vinegar with grapefruit juice - the slightly bitter taste neutralizes the astringency of the vinegar. I use one table spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of grapefruit juice.
I add a little amount to salt to reduce the sourness of vinegar. I sometimes make a drink with lemon juice, water, salt and little honey or sugar and add some crushed mint leaves. The drink is refreshing specially during the summers.
I like apple cider vinegar with salt instead of any kind of sweetner. 1 tablespoon ACV in 8 oz water with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Is this good, or bad?
I am surprised I haven't read about my ACV concoction, unless I've just missed it. I mix 1-2 tablespoons (depending on the need) with about 8 ounces of very cold all natural apple juice. I drink one first thing in the morning and about an hour before bed. I've learned to truly love the mix. It generally tastes like a very tart apple cider. You can adjust the amount of juice to control the dilution ratio of the ACV accordingly to your personal taste. It will obviously cost you more if you choose to mix the ACV with more juice. I hope this helps...
This is a tonic my husband swears by...1 cup/mug of warm water (not boiling,) 2 tsp. of raw natural honey, 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar and one tsp. of BLACK STRAP molasses. This tonic gets him going in the morning. He also uses it when he has worked hard and his feet/muscles are sore.
Bullhead City, Arizona
I started on acv about a week ago for weight loss. I started slow with one tsp and have been building up. In the last few days I have just been adding a splash to each glass of water I have, as I drink a lot durring the day. I make a tall glass of ice water with the acv and the juice of 1/4 a lime. It's quite good! The lime compliments the acv well and takes out some of the bitterness.
I recently lost 40 lbs on a popular diet. I knew that ACV was a natural diuretic and just generally good for you so I started drinking about 2-3 tablespoons full in a glass of water every day. It also cured my acid reflux... I still didn't like the taste so one day I was drinking some lemonade that I made and I poured the vinegar into that. It's really good! Tastes sort of like a whiskey sour...actually if you add a shot of whiskey, you'll be pleased if you like whiskey sours.
It is so good that my husband has me make him one occasionally...after forcing him to taste mine. I probably use more vinegar that the 2-3 tablespoons I was drinking to begin with, but it makes a really enjoyable beverage.
Apple Cider Vinergar Recipes
Hey guys, I have read most of the recipes listed to mix with apple cider vinegar. I still cant stomach it!!(lol), it is so powerful.. The best one i have found is with grapefruit juice. Any other suggestions?
Sydney , Nsw/australia
Lytle, Texas, United States
Ocean Springs, Ms
i been taking ACV for 3 days. I take 1 tsp. pure ACV direct to mouth then i follow it with a glass of water and a bite of sweet chocolate to take away the taste of ACV. Just wondering if its a good idea or is there any side effects of doing that. What i read, 1 tsp. of ACV and dilute it with 8 oz of water mix it with honey or nothing. For my belief i don't have any health problem. Please let me know.
Okc, United States
Vero Beach, Fl
I've been reading your site for a week now, and i read about ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) that really helps. I don't have any health problem right now, but just want to prevent or just want to do some precautions. I tried the measurements of 2 tsp ACV and 8 oz of water with honey. But i can not take the taste. So, what i did, I took a 1 tsp. pure ACV direct to mouth, then i followed with water about half of glass and then i ate little dice of chocolate. I did it after meal. Just wonder if its ok doing that instead of diluting with water. It gives me hard time to finish 8 oz of water with 2 tsp of ACV. Just wonder if my idea will work and safe???
Hi, firstly thank-you for everyone's input it's been very interesting to read differing comments and feedback. My question is this: What do you think about mixing Aloe Vera juice in with the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy? I spoke to the local Health Store owner and she thinks that mixing 50mls of Aloe juice, 40mls of ACV, 10mls of Manuka honey, 250mls of water and 1/4 teaspoon of Bicarb is the way to go... Please advise?
Los Angeles, Ca
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
Apple Cider Vinegar and fruit
I am interested in trying Apple Cider Vinegar for many benefits, but mostly to help with my asthma. I am wondering if there is any reason that I can't just add it to my morning smoothie. Most of the recipes I see combine it with something sour (lemon, tomato juice, etc) so I wonder if the natural sugar in fruit reacts with it. I make my smoothies with a cup of light vanilla soy milk, 2 tbls. fat free greek yogurt, 6-8 frozen strawberries, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, about half a frozen banana and flax seeds. I tried adding a little ACV this morning and I even kind of like the sour taste it creates.
Just wondering if anyone had any info. Thanks!
Indianapolis, In, Usa
I have been taking the acv drink off and on for a couple of years. I am bad about taking multiple doses in a day so I usually end up with just a morning dose. I also do not do a "full" dose. My recipe has been 1 tsp of organic, raw acv, 1 tsp of honey, 8oz of water. With this recipe first thing in the morning before any other food and a waiting time of 30-60 minutes before eating I notice I always have a great bowel movement soon after. Also, while there are small, almost unnoticable benefits, like having a cold for two days instead of ten, I mostly notice the benefits when I stop drinking it for several days. I suddenly feel sicker, more unhealthy and have less energy. After reading all these posts, I plan on increasing my daily dose to the two tablespoon dosage to get the full effects of acv. ACV is also known for balancing your pH levels, too.
On another note, I'm not sure why honey is frowned upon in the recipe. If it is because of the sugar aspect then I have a suggestion. For the last year I have used raw agave nectar in my drink instead of honey. Agave nectar has no glycemic index, making it safe for diabetes. It also does not spoil, like honey, has a similar although lighter taste and texture, but mixes a lot quicker and fully compared to honey, even in cold water. I put in just a little more than a tsp in my concoction. With agave I can add more if I need to without worrying about glucose levels. (I am not diabetic, but more hypoglycemic so I need to be careful.) Hope this is helpful to those who need some sweet to their drink!
EC: The problem with agave nectar is that some products have been found to contain maple syrup or corn syrup!
Read this October 27th article in the WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704335904574497622806733800.html
"...But the Glycemic Research Institute, a Washington, D.C., laboratory, issued a warning Friday that diabetics experienced "severe and dangerous side effects" during testing of an agave nectar. "The diabetics passed out on the floor and had to be taken to the hospital," says Ann de Wees Allen, chief of biomedical research at the lab. She declined to say how much of the product the diabetics consumed during the test, saying that would be disclosed after a complete analysis of the results.
The product tested was a maple-flavored version of the Volcanic Nectar brand agave, sold by Global Goods Inc., of Highland, Utah. Company President Brian Oaks said the product, which has never been sold, had a significant amount of maple syrup in it, which likely caused the problems. Dr. Allen says the nectar had an extremely small amount of maple syrup in it and is almost identical to the company's flagship agave product. Previous tests, in which diabetics consumed a small amount of Volcanic Nectar agave, had resulted in the lab awarding a "diabetic friendly" seal to the Volcanic Nectar product, which it has since rescinded.
The lab has stopped testing agave on humans amid safety concerns. Also, Dr. Allen says the lab refused to test four other agave products after a chemical analysis it commissioned from another lab found they were mixed with high-fructose corn syrup, which was not disclosed on the label. She declined to name the brands.