I realise I am late – like super late – to this fad, but better late than never, right? So I should preface by letting you all know I have a bit of a guilty pleasure in the guise of Victoria Beckham. I dunno what it is, she’s just nailing it. Anyway, lame girl-crushes aside, she posted an Instagram story the other day with a picture of a rancid-looking bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar with some comment about starting every morning that way.
Seriously though, it’s something I have read about before, so I figured I’d give it a go. 14 days of Apple Cider Vinegar to start my day in the newest City Mum Lab.
- Balance the body’s pH: An alkaline pH can decrease risk of infection, increase energy, and prevent growth of unhealthy cells in our body (like cancer), Discepola says.
- Promote digestion: Altering thepH of your stomach will also make it easier to break down foods, which in turncan reduce acid reflux and bloating, says Benzel.
- Aids weight-loss: While it’s not a miracle pill that will help you shed pounds, apparently it does control the sugar released by the body after a meal, which in turn controls hunger. So long-term use may also help with breaking down fat in our digestive system.
- It Promotes Healthy Detoxification of the Liver and Other Organs: In the process of helping to balance the body’s pH, ACV works to help detoxify the body. Research has found that it specifically helps detox the liver, and that it can help stimulate circulation.
Who’s tried this? I will be reporting back, hopefully more cleansed, less bloated and generally more “well.”