Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar: Clear Skin, Weight Loss, Energy, Detox.

What is the secret to clear skin, weight loss, energy, and feeling your best? Apple Cider Vinegar. Here’s what you need to know about this miracle health drink.

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I think I may have just discovered the holistic health secret to shiny hair, spotless skin, and toned abs: Apple Cider Vinegar.

What the heck is Apple Cider Vinegar???  Apple cider vinegar, known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple and has a pale to medium amber color. Unpasteurized or unfiltered ACV contains the “mother of vinegar” which makes the vinegar look thicker and amber colored.

Apple Cider Vinegar is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Bacteria and Yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria. Acetic and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (AVC) is rich in minerals. There is a long history of its use in medicine dating back to 400 B.C., when Hippocrates used it to treat his patients. AVC is considered to be a potent remedy for illnesses and overall health. Apple cider vinegar’s strong suit is balancing pH levels, and creating a healthy, alkalized state when you eat or drink it—or use it a skin-care product. (You want to be more alkaline than acidic for a trillion health reasons, some experts say.)

It’s also pretty renowned in natural-health circles for curbing digestive issues, spiking weight loss, promoting great skin, and banishing a handful of other pesky afflictions.

And in the medical community, small research studies point to its promise for lessening symptoms of diabetes and obesity.

Want to know other incredible ways this wonder drink can help you? Here are a few more Health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • Rich in potassium, a mineral that is often times lacking in adult diets. This mineral is key for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc. It also helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
  • Rich in acetic acid. This acid is said to slow the digestion of starch which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
  • Rich in ash which gives ACV its alkaline property. This aids your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state. (It is particularly important if you drink a lot of coffee or wine.)
  • It can help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Rich in malic acid which gives ACV its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • May help improve bowel irregularity and helps to remove toxins from the body at a faster rate (hello detox drink!)
  • It can help clear up skin conditions and blemishes.
  • ACV helps with weight loss by breaking down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them.
  • A few lab studies have found that ACV may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.

What kind of Apple Cider Vinegar do you buy?

Get the good stuff. By “the good stuff,” I mean raw, organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. If you’ve got a good bottle of apple cider vinegar, you should see some strand-like sediment floating at the bottom. No, your vinegar hasn’t gone bad—that gunky-looking stuff at the bottom is the most important part! It’s called “the mother,” and it contains raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that promote healing. Clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits that raw ACV has. There are different brands out there but I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which I find at my local organic market or Whole Foods. If you want to buy more in bulk at cost, I recommend looking into buying your ACV on Amazon. 

How to add apple cider vinegar to your diet:

Drink it! Mix 1-2 tablespoons with a cup of water or herbal tea. (Apple cider vinegar is quite strong, and when taken straight can be harsh on the esophagus, so you’ll want to dilute it). Some people recommend taking 2 tablespoons before every meal, but if you are new to drinking it, I would start with 2 tbsp in the morning before your day begins. I like fixing up a “Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink” to get my day started with the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

apple cider vinegar detox recipe

Caroline’s “Apple Cider Vinegar Detox” Drink Recipe 

This recipe detox drink will help your body burn fat, lose weight, fight diabetes, and glow with health. Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate ph. It contains vitamin C. Cinnamon is one of the best anti-oxidants on the planet. It is the number 1 spice/herb for balancing blood sugar. Cayenne pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure and increase . Stevia is an all nautical sweetener made from the stevia plant and is a great replacement for any artificial sweeteners.

Mix up this morning elixir and kick start your body for the day!!

Mix It! Apple Cider Vinegar is a classic salad dressing ingredient, which you can definitely get a little creative with! While olive oil, the most commonly used oil for salad dressing, you can mix your ACV with flax oil and lemon or orange juice, and perhaps even whirr it all together in a blender with a clove of garlic and a bit of onion. I even like to just drizzle it on my salad plain! If you want to experiment with a salad, try this raspberry vinaigrette Recipe:

Apple Cider Vinegar Raspberry Vinaigrette


 1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor 
2. Blend until smooth
 3. Pour into a storage container, such as a recycled bottle of salad dressing
 4. Enjoy over a salad…Yum!

I strongly believe that combined with a clean diet, regular exercise regimin, and happy lifestyle, Apple Cider Vinegar has the power to provide incredible health benefits. Have you heard of any other great uses for apple cider vinegar? Let me know in the comments below!

Hope you enjoy these recipes – I’m off to drink my daily Apple Cider Vinegar detox drink!


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21 Replies to “Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar: Clear Skin, Weight Loss, Energy, Detox.”

  1. i burned my hand by grabbing a hot iron skilett when baking cornbread !
    So I grabbed my Braggs Apple Coder Vinigar & I poured some on my palm of hand it stopped burning & didn’t leave a blister ! I was amazed @ what it did so I found out another use 4 it ! Totally amazed !!

  2. can the vinegar detox drink be made in a small batch. I am traveling this summer and would like to take some in a thermos.

    1. Linda: if you are traveling its best not to take ACV with you but make it when you arrive at your destination 🙂

  3. just found your blog by searching ACV & I am so glad I did. am trying your recipes! signed up for your blog to get help motivate me to get back into shape!!
    have fun at the prom!!

  4. I’m no longer sure where you’re getting your info, however
    good topic. I needs to spend a while finding out much more or
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  5. I have been drinking this mixture now for 6 weeks, my stomach has shrunk and my joints in my knees and ankles feel great. i have had some stiffness in both knees and ankles, which is now gone. will continue to drink once a day.

  6. I have been taking acv now with honey and lemon and my blood pressure is now unde controls and l have stopped taking my blood pressure tabs . My skin is glowing , l only noticed it after 4 weeks of taking it and am so happy it looks so nice . My energy levels are high and now waiting to see its effect on my fat on my tummy as l combine it with gym eating less . Though now l am enjoying my meals

  7. Hi Caroline! Thanks for the great article. In addition to all the health benefits, apple cider vinegar also TASTES GREAT! (It is confusing to hear that foods which are acidic outside your body, like vinegar &lemon juice, will actually promote alkalinity once they’re inside your body and you metabolize them.. due to the metabolic and chemical processes which take place to break down and digest them. They are acidic, but not acid-forming.)

    Picky side note- twice you called it AVC instead of ACV and there’s this funny line in the drink recipe:
    “Cayenne pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure and increase . Stevia is an all nautical sweetener”
    Increase what now? Stevia is from the sea? (lol!)

  8. Just started this. I’m confused as how often you drink this mixture? I use act,organic honey,organic,lemon juice,cinnamon,cayenne pepper and one cup of water. In the am on a empty stomach.

  9. It’s been years since you posted this blog and I found it today while reading your latest Patreon post. I highly recommend you try Fire City Herbals “Fire Cider” Apple City Vinegar Wellness Tonic with “The Mother”. It’s spicy and delicious! I mix 2 T with a can of lemon or lime seltzer for a detox tonic.

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